Maybe We'll Be Soldiers

 

Maybe we'll Be Soldiers is an intimate project that exposes the anxieties, hopes, suspicions and excitations of growing up through a series of portraits of young people captured on the cusp of adulthood.
Tranquil yet unsettling, the cool expressions caught in the camera's lens belies the hidden turmoil that comes with approaching maturity. Softly lit faces stare with apprehensive eyes into the uncertain spaces beyond the portraits' borders.
Barnard's images, interspersed with photos of the natural environments that his subjects inhabit, reflect the sense of disturbance following the realisation that the lingering summers of youth are about to come to an end.