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Tony Federico "Bianca Balti in Pink"

Tony Federico "Bianca Balti in Pink"

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Fine Art Print
59,4 x 72,2 cm
Limited edition: 15 prints

Gallery quality print

Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre 200 g/qm
Printed, stamped & numbered in Berlin

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About this artwork

Shot on Polaroid i-Type 600 / 5x8
Milano / 2004

“Bianca Balti is a top model, an Italian top model. She came to the fashion world after she was discovered at a supermarket close to Milano, where she was working as a cashier. She is one of the colleagues from that time with whom I am still in contact today. After almost 20 years and a couple of children we both had, we are still in touch.

This image was taken at the Enrico Coveri show, it was just before Bianca went on stage. The situation was hectic, everyone was getting ready right behind the curtains and lining up. Bianca was standing in a dark corner looking at her wonderful feather dress and she gently wiggled her hips to make the dress move. When you walk on a catwalk, the movements are strictly scripted; after all, it's about the clothes. So the models have to move a certain way for the clothes to follow a certain way. The same is true for us photographers, of course. It's all about the clothes - the models, no matter how beautiful they are, no matter how much we might like them as a person or how interesting we find them. We're in love with the spontaneous, authentic individuals - but it's clear, we're not here for that. We're here for the clothes! But at backstage it's a little different, here we are free for a few seconds. The clothes shortly belong to the models and the photographer is free to look beyond the fashion product… And there she was, Bianca. Standing beautifully in semi-shadow and when she saw me, she let the feathers of the dress wiggle again. She made this pose just for me and played around with this great dress and the pink feathers.

I consider it a little gift to me because she knew her pose wasn't for a magazine or a feature, but just because she wanted me to get a great shot. A rare moment in the perfectly timed choreography of Milano Fashion Week.”


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