Aleks Klarecka :
Aleks lives two doors up from me and he is the son of Artur & Daria, a Polish family who moved to Northampton 10 years ago. Alex was born with a growth deficiency which means that although he is 13 years old he resembles a 9 year old. This led to bullying when he joined school, at the time he didn't speak very much English, had Speech and Language difficulties and was extremely shy. This added fuel to the bullies fire. So in a bid to stop this from happening his dad enrolled him at the local MMA gym. Since he joined his confidence has grown and the bullying has subsided.
These Photographs were taken from my Place Where We Dwell project. You can see all those images here