Puberty is the physical transition in the body, hormonal, growth/height and weight— accelerate in the first half of puberty and is completed when the child has developed an adult body.
Adolescence is the period of the psychological, psychosocial and cultural characteristics of development and changes during the teen-years, between childhood and adulthood.

Here in this portrait, my then 15 year old boy was going through a difficult time in his life, within himself, the transisition is more difficult for one than for the other?.
Being blonde, he's fair skinned, and he had been in the sun too long, so, his nose was sun burnt as were his ears.
We lived in Holland and were back from a holiday in the South of France, where he wouldn't listen, didn't want any cream, aah well, FIFTEEN... and my youngest son… who is now a man.
Another from the archives, this is a much earlier photograph, yes, I’ve been a photographer for a long time, that doesn’t depreciate an image, he? Otherwise, all the old Masters have no place anymore?
He hated to be photographed... he was unaware of me taking the photo.
Taken with natural light, on my Canon AE1. Another 'hairy' neg to print... in the wet-darkroom.

Have a carefree day and thanx for viewing. Magda (*_*)
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