Res Pulchrae Mochilae

Young Russia, pt. 2

Antoshka as a Hussar, Moscow 2010: “Antoshka only agreed to do the shoot if we could do it with the girl he had a crush on. They met in school and acted in the same school play. For the shoot, he put on the costume he wore during the play. It was uncomfortably small, and even he didn’t like it too much himself … No matter how old or young you are, there are things you do for love.”

Photographs by A. Skladmann