Fathers and sons

The touch of fathers and children is a special one. After a certain age, children no longer need to be ‘tickled’ or ‘cuddled’, they get what they need for exactly as long as they want it and then suddenly they had enough. They develop into independent personalities and want to be left alone. They develop shame and only want to be touched in an emergency. Mothers still have a very special soft power over their children. Fathers are a bit more helpless in their role and slap their sons on the shoulder and the daughters get a hug. This photo series is a personal investigation on my part. The question is very simple: ‘How do fathers behave with sons when they are asked to touch each other and show their affection?’ Affection is a prerequisite, otherwise they wouldn’t be here in front of the lens.