Living in small environments is a theme that reoccurs within my work. Sometimes an environment can be physically small or mentally small. Living in a contained environment - this time growing up in the country in a small hamlet - continued with a series of portraits in the Netherlands,

Many people who live in cities do so for only short periods of time, before moving to smaller locales. Reason for this is the perceived quality of life for children.

These portraits all involved children and teenagers from "The Eastern Wood" , a small hamlet of farm houses which had become, for the most part, residential in nature.

Childhood as a construct invites diverse opinion.

Some might consider these portraits of ideal lives. Some might not.