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Beau & Leon, 2014

by David Rosendale

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 Finalist

This portrait of brothers, Beau and Leon, is the realisation of an endearing personal memory and an iconic moment in time to which many can relate: evenings spent with siblings, whiling away the hours till sunset, with whatever sporting activity took your fancy. A moment where any suburban setting can become transformed into a packed arena. Beau and Leon are the embodiment of a carefree age, where strong foundations of individuality have been laid, yet answers to many questions lay far ahead. One such evening we paused post-game to capture this portrait that, for me, encapsulated this moment clearly.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

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