For the project called 12 I photographed children of 12 years old who are going to make the transition from primary school to high school, or who have just made this move. A very special period in a lifetime. My daughter took that same step and I portrayed her and some friends.
I did not pay any attention to the images for a number of years. When I looked at them again, I saw what I was doing. I studied the vulnerability of people. Something that we dare to expose less and less as we grow older and develop into adults.
Erik van Cuyk, Arnhem, 2019