Growing Pains

Photographer, Sam Phillips documents fading relationships in a series of coming-of-age photographs

Words by Sam Phillips

Growing Pains is an ongoing project about the bittersweet angst that comes from looking at old photos of those who have come and gone throughout my youth. It captures the euphoria and naivety that my friends and I experienced before we started taking different paths into adulthood. We all became more independent and honest about the directions we wanted to take in our lives, the aftermath of which irreversibly changed our relationships with each other over the next few years.

As a publisher and Community Interest Company, TRIP is dedicated to showcasing unconventional stories that may otherwise be overlooked. We aim to give a platform to the unseen and a microphone to the ignored. Expression is a right and should not be confined to those that can afford to work for free; which is why we strive to support a diverse range of creatives in their work, commissioning exciting projects and creatives to visualize them.

Founded as a magazine in 2013 by photographer, Dean Davies, TRIP was born from a desire to provide opportunity and exposure for image-makers across multiple platforms and medias. With a focus on people and place, in 5 years TRIP gained a loyal readership, and became known for its honest image output and representation of the underrepresented, featuring over 800 image-makers from across the world through a website, 5 magazines and 3 free zines.

As TRIP C.I.C. we are not interested in profiting from the activities of the organization, and re-invest all income back in to consecutive publishing projects.

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