Becca makes 4 in the series, and what a great session we had together. I love that these girls come with their ideas, but also with Becca, my most lovably skeptical subject so far... humoring me with some of mine. It feels like a collaboration more than a photographer and subject, and we had fun and made each other laugh.
At 15, Becca is right in the middle: she has younger girls looking up to her, but she also plays with a lot of older girls, so she feels like she has to impress on both sides. She may think it's hard, but she makes it look easy.
She's definitely got a natural leadership and an intensity that's infectious.
Becca knocked the portraits out of the park (pun intended), and when we started on the game face shots, I had no doubt it'd be the same. It was funny, though. As we started in on the second half she said, "I'm not tough, though." Wrong, lady. You ARE tough. And strong. And a total badass. I knew it from the get-go and then she said this during our interview:
“A lot of guys think I can’t do things, or that they can do them better, just because I’m a girl
… until I prove them wrong.”
Amen, sister. Always know how tough you are. I hope these photos remind you.
And some more of this incredible young woman...
Get after it, girl.