My Last Day at Seventeenis a gorgeous photo book by Doug DuBois about teenagers coming of age in a housing estate in Ireland called Russell Heights. The photos are striking, beautiful, and sometimes melancholy.
My Last day at Seventeen looks at the bravado and adventure of
childhood with an eye toward its fragility and inevitable loss. Some
photographs were made spontaneously but most were fashioned
collaboratively utilizing a chosen wardrobe, setting and circumstance.
While the lives imagined in this narrative should not be confused with
the actual individuals that walk the streets of Cobh, the photographs
are faithful depictions of adolescent experience, the rhythm and patina
of Russell Heights and the anxious countenance of Irish youth.