This series has been blogged about so often, almost to the point of over saturation. But, there's something about mid August and the general back-to-school mania that, from the safety of college or beyond, makes you reflect upon teenage years and really makes this set resonate.
In his second year of college, Colin LaFleche shadowed a group of high school documenting their final days of school, their last summer together and their goodbyes as college began. LaFleche has said that this documentation was his way of processing his own tumultuous final year in high school. Looking at the work, you can see his personal connection as the photo set perfectly captures the transitory phase between being a teenager and the descent into the quasi-adult world of your early twenties.
This is undoubtedly Colin LaFelche's most well known work but his latest work is well worth a look, particularly his ongoing promenades project. See a selection of Right After below and some more of his photos here.