|Notes on KIDS||view bio|
"When I was younger, I only wanted to photograph fashion models," says Just Loomis. "Now I have two kids and I'm surrounded by children, who I see as these noble creatures. Unlike my fashion photos, these images have a lot to do with who I am, who I was—sometimes I don’t know if I’m looking into the future or looking into the past."
Loomis' portraits of children revive in us that distant, lurking feeling of what it was like to be seven, ten, thirteen. Loomis captures his subjects lost in their own worlds—spaces both vast and insular that adults can remember, but never re-enter. Whether at play or rest, each child's expression reveals an inner struggle, a thousand mixed-up feelings fighting for attention. Adults look on and try to describe what children go through, always coming back to the word "adolescence." Loomis does these young people better justice by letting them speak for themselves.