Congratulations on winning Zealous Stories: Photography! You have been documenting the daily life of teenagers in British working-class communities since 2004. How has the narrative evolved over this period?
I have been working on this topic at very irregular intervals and in different cities in the UK. Nevertheless, there is an astonishing uniformity in the content and look of this long-term project. In socially weaker neighbourhoods, not much has changed for young people within the last 15 years. Despite the benefits of youth work and more social housing, kids still spend a lot of time on the streets – with friends, bored, frittering away time, playing football. Unfortunately, often consuming alcohol and drugs. A lack of perspective is still palpable, which has intensified as the disparities between rich and poor have increased immensely.