I met Nils over the summer at the beach. I immediately decided that I should photograph him, but it took me a while to feel like I had enough time for it, and to ask him. He is 16. Obviously with someone like him, one keeps hesitating (mostly unconsciously, but in the end it shows) between photographing the statuesque body, or the charismatic kid. Of course I found the contrast between the apparent strength and the teenage fragility to be fascinating. I happened to have only B&W film left when we shot, so these images do not properly show Niels insane, beautiful red hair... next time! Thanks Nils for being such a cool, easy model!