CUB Love: The World of Boys

"These boys are on the brink of manhood. They are 15, 16 and 17 years old. Some have begun to shave and look like they should be in college or running for political office, others are in the middle of growth spurts and acne outbreaks..."

In a feature commissioned by TIME Magazine, British photographer Laura Pannack travelled to Virginia, LA and Brighton to explore the intricacies of masculine adolescence against a backdrop of shifting gender norms. In the series it is apparent that these boys are in a transitional period - a nod to their attempt to find their place in the world and to find themselves.

I adore the way Pannack highlight's the boys' individuality and vulnerability through her work, which has a quiet, respectful sensitivity about it. It's easy to be heavy-handed when expressing complex themes, but there is a subtleness to her style which means the young men never seem like victims.