Published on 07 November 2016
"It’s easier to block out a memory than it is to accept it. When creating a portrait you expose part of the subject, as well as, a portion of yourself. Although they’re the ones being portrayed, you’ve chosen to capture that element of them. Sometimes when revisiting work you've created, the subjects can expose elements of yourself you never knew were present in the images. This feeling caused me to hide the sentiments I was seeing. In an effort to avoid confronting them.
A series of portraits I captured of an remarkable group of gymnast, I spent countless hours with, at a very innocent time in our lives. The images were revisited a decade later." - Brandon Edgar Allen, photographer.