While I was photographing in south St. Louis, I met Billy. I spent hours photographing Billy and his friends. Each time I visited, we went on various, new adventures, investigating their world. We explored the areas around the rivers, construction yards, train tracks, playgrounds, and the center of their neighborhood. I tried to understand the complex relationships of this age: a particular stage between child and adult. There were alternating moments of confidence and awkwardness that are important signifiers of this time.