OMG, he is cute, though, isn't he. I hold on to the idea that Snape was cute as a kid. I'm amazed by your ability to transmit the whole idea of a person through a few lines around the eyes and mouth - he's not yet a bad person here, but the intensity and the piercing eyes described in the books are all there. I think that's why I keep coming back to this, because it shows a past self - just as real, but gone now - that we don't really get to see in the books. And I love the little border you've suggested around the edges, like it's a school photo that's been kept in a pocket for so many years. And of course school photos are the most obvious time capsule of our former selves. Oof, just, this gets me emotionally.