My name is Arjan Spannenburg and I would like to start by thanking you for your interest in me and my photography. Personally, I have very few memories of my childhood or how I was raised. The memories I do have are difficult to speak about. This lack of memories and sweet childhood reminiscing has trigged a stark fascination regarding the coming of age of boys, how they think and how they go about the search of finding out who they are.
I shoot portraits of young men in this uncertain stage of their lives, coming to grips with who they are, searching for their true identity. This is a quest I haven’t even fulfilled myself.
The images I create can be seen as moments of recognition regarding my own youth. In a way they should be viewed as self-portraits, filling the voids in my own past. Profound captured moments of loneliness, vulnerability or insecurity.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me! Arjan Spannenburg