Dirt face | Head On Photo Festival

Dirt face

Photographer's Name: 
Jake Nowakowski

Felix, my 9 year old son loves anything with wheels. He's fearless and at times reckless in his pursuit of speed and creating spectacular crashes on his bike. During a mountain bike ride I took this photo to show him how dirty his face was. I shot one frame, showed him the photo without looking at it and put the phone back in my pocket. It wasn't until I checked the photo the next day did I realise what I'd captured - the expression of an old soul with a thousand yard stare.

Festival Year: 
2019