HEAD OF THE LION                                                                                                                 

“You just have to jump slightly forward to avoid the rocks jutting out.
Not too much though or you could hit the rocks on the other side of the cliff.
Sometimes, during low tide you might touch the seabed with your feet.
But it doesn’t hurt, trust me”

The genuine adolescence of eight kids riding their skateboards along shabby Sicilian roads is what attracted me to get close to their lives and dedicate six years photographing them. Their carefreeness days reached the end on the Head of the Lion. A lava rock cliff from where they would jump off to show that they were no longer kids.


I was selected with this project by British Journal of Photography for 2018 Ones to Watch Talent Issue 2018.
The book was published in November 2018 by Cesura Publish.

Edit of an old Head of the Lion dummy. In the bottom right corner Zira, the cat I received from Samuel and Shanti, two kids from the project.