Vlottenburg is a small community of vineyard farmers and their families living behind a train station in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Throughout the farm I sensed an appreciation of place and protectiveness over one another. The photographs represent the human condition of desiring to form a connection with people and landscape. For the past three years during our walks to the river I have witnessed the ways in which the children mature, grow physically and emotionally, what they choose to leave behind, and what fascinates them. During our time together they reveal their personalities and changing relationship to each other and myself. I notice a loss of innocence and defiance of authority towards cultural expectations and materials as they navigate Vlottenburg.