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Willem, 2018

by Julian Kingma

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 Finalist

To me, this photograph of my son Willem says a lot about his emotions – his anxiety, his artistic dreamings that have forever been evident. Despite his unassured nature, he has always given himself over to me (as his father and photographer); I think he knows it’s important to me. It has always been an unspoken collaboration in many ways. It may never be the perfect image, but at the very least it’s something tangible that reflects a time and place.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Other NPPP photos from Julian Kingma

Steven Heathcote, 2007 Julian Kingma
NPPP 2007 Finalist
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