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Tony Federico "Sognare"

Tony Federico "Sognare"

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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 / 2000


"This picture means a lot to me. Because I will never forget the short encounter with this girl.

It was early 2000, the show by an upcoming designer. I was wandering around backstage when I saw her there. She was about to change her clothes, she had just shot a photo set with another photographer. She was still wearing this aluminum crown and the neck brace. Otherwise she was almost naked. I approached her to ask if I could take a Polaroid. I also had to clarify if she was already 18 - that was a red line for me without exception. But it turned out that she only knew Russian. She didn't know any other language and was a bit lost here in Milano. I used my best body language, gestures and the little Russian I speak and she understood. We got along immediately. So I was allowed to take the pictures and I learned little by little, that she is from the Asian part of Russia, from very far away. And she was away from home for the first time ever. We got on so well that, against my habits, I shot a whole pack of Polaroids. And, an even bigger exception, I gave her half of the pictures. I was enchanted and she had obviously forgotten that she wasn't wearing a bikini, but only a neck brace.

Then she was called, someone from the editorial production that was going on wanted to get on with it urgently. We said goodbye like old friends, she put the pictures in her handbag and I never saw her again. Although we only had time together for the span of 10 Polaroids, I will never forget her."


* "Framed option" comes with a premium Nielsen aluminium frame

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