“Is this real life?” Maybe you laughed a little too hard at the “David After Dentist” video, watching the kid wallow through his first intoxication. Maybe you remember being terrified at the dentist’s office after getting a tooth pulled, drooling and bleeding, truly thankful that you survived. Well, we all experience childhood dentistry differently. UK-based photographer Andy Brown captured the fearless ones. Check out his dual portraits of kids smiling before their procedures and recovering from general anaesthetic after. The Being Brave series was shot during an Arts Council-funded documentation of the Children’s Hospital in Sheffield, where Brown shot moving photography essays about young chemotherapy patients. Check out the series spotted by It’s Nice That in our gallery.
Exodontia waiting room, 10:32am. Photo credit: Andy Brown