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I came across Nick Feder's series of portraits a little while ago. I had seen his work before but it wasn't until these stunning captures of his friends that I really started to take notice. There's a startling quality here: youth. Feder's only a Junior... in High School. This young man is going places.

I asked him to collect a "Best of" of these portraits. Here's what he had to say:

When asked to do a "Best of..." series, I had a very difficult time selecting images that I felt were my personal "best." These are 13 of my "best" portraits featuring Juliette, Anthea, Pepa, Alice, Allana, Katherine, Nina, and Marisa. Self-conscious at times, ready and willing at others, the girls have become such a stimulus for my camera. I truly value each and every one of them for being so vulnerable in front of my lens and allowing me to use their beautiful, emotive faces and bodies to create, what I consider my strongest, images.

- Naz Hamid

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About the Author(s)

Nick Feder was born and raised in Chicago. Only a Junior in High School, Nick Feder hopes to pursue a career in the arts. No matter where he ends up in school, he plans on coming back to live in the glorious city of Chicago. One of his favorite activities is setting up mini-photo shoots with his friends and making them feel like the beautiful people that they are. When he's not in school or shooting in some random location, he's singing with the Chicago Children's Choir and living quietly in Lakeview with his wonderful, supportive family.

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