Polina Photographs Bright-Eyed Youths

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Sep 24, 2014
References: flickr & c-heads
A Russian artist who goes only by her first name, Polina, is featured on C-Heads for her impressive portfolio.

Like most photographers, Polina shoots young people; however, her images, which are taken in her hometown of Saint-Petersburg, reveal something essential about youth. Not quite youthful arrogance, but a hum of incipient potential, crackling underneath taut skin and bright eyes which look towards the future.

These are faces of people who have only experienced so much of the world; these are people who are hungering to see more, hear more, taste more, touch more, feel more, and that longing is translated beautifully in Polina's images. Ultimately, the photographs offer a sense of promise, potential and excitement that's exclusive to the young.