The 15 Year Old You is a startup project (by Australian photographer Nolan Bradbury – now based in Singapore). It’s inspired by, and created to explore, people’s perspectives on their current position in life, where they’re heading, and how their decisions – deliberate or otherwise – have impacted their course to now.
The focus is on interesting and aspirational people, but there is no specific brief to who is asked to be involved. A total of 52 portraits are to be released weekly over the next year; sub-series’ of The 15 Year Old You are already in development.
This series of pictures and words is intended to allow you to experience it on a few levels.
With pictures – you can simply skip through the images and enjoy the environmental portraits of these interesting individuals simply for what they are. The quote under the main pic is a brief insight into advice the subject would give their 15 year old self.
With words – if you wish to delve a little deeper and learn more about the subject, you can read through the brief words below the images. This is born from a conversation – centred around five key questions – to explore the subject’s own timeline, aspirations and reflections.
With comments – finally, you can engage with the work via the comments section.
For all the tech heads out there, Nolan uses the following gear exclusively for this series:
Fujifilm VG-XT1 Battery Grip
Fujifilm 14mm f2.8 Lens
Fujifilm 18mm f2 Lens
Fujifilm 56mm f1.2 Lens
Wotancraft Urban Classic “Ryker” Camera Bag
Tascam DR-100mkII Linear PCM Recorder (for voice)
iPhone 6 (for voice)