A different ‘back to school’

A different “back to school” this one (finally!)! Ok, I can openly state it: I hate this topic! Especially when it is tackled in the usual cliché. A set that seems to be coming from Seventies and bored kids on school desks gave me back the joy to photographer this subject. Among the little models, Kira Astrakhansev – the girl with red braids – was absolutely amazing!

Although she was able to speak only Russian, we perfectly understood each other, by gestures. She played her part with a rare awareness, especially thinking she is just 9 years old. Inattentive, but extremely present, a kind of stylish brat, she was absolutely perfect for what I had in mind!

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Un “back to school” diverso dal solito! Finalmente! Ok, posso dichiararlo apertamente: odio il tema in questione! Specialmente se affrontato in maniera classica e banale.  Atmosfera anni Settanta e bimbi annoiati sui banchi di scuola mi hanno ridato gioia. Fra i piccoli protagonisti del servizio, Kira Astrakhanseva – la ragazzina con le trecce rosse – è stata in assoluto la più sorprendente!

Benché parlasse solo russo, ci siamo intesi perfettamente, unicamente a gesti. Ha interpretato la sua parte con una consapevolezza rara per una bambina di soli 9 anni. Ne è uscita una monella un po’ stilosa, disattenta ma sorprendentemente presente, perfetta per quello che avevo in mente!

Photographer Federico Leone

“Back to School”, photographer Federico Leone.

“Back to School”, photographer Federico Leone.

“Back to School”, photographer Federico Leone.

Back to School” , photographer Federico Leone.

“Back to School” photographer Federico Leone.

“Back to School”, photographer Federico Leone.

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