After a year of hard work and waiting, I am excited to announce that “American Youth” will be in stores and available online May 2009. That’s just a couple of months away! “American Youth” is a 240-page photography book, that examines the newest generation of 18 to 24-year-olds in detail. The photographs are by Redux photographers, which I am proud to be one of.
I photographed two groups of young people for the book. Street youth in Seattle’s U-District, and three of the Sea Gals cheerleaders, the NFL cheerleaders for the Seattle Seahawks. The cheerleader picture above is an outtake, but it is one of my favorites. “Define Girlfriend” is in the book. You can read a little more about my work on this project in a recent interview I did at Feature Shoot (read here).
I will post more of my favorite outtakes and pictures from the book as the book release gets closer, but for now you can head over to the “American Youth” blog and website. The website has bios of all the contributing photographers, as well as many of the pictures from the book.
Cover image © Erika Larsen/Redux