The pace of Summer in 2020 felt very different than any other year, with the world rapidly shifting from a constant state of motion – to suddenly being completely still, and then slowly easing back into movement again. London based Photographer Anna Rosova spent a month in Riga, capturing portraits of new and experienced talent around her childhood home. A love letter to home, nature, architecture, and the humble portrait – she aimed to capture an honest reflection of youth and change, specific to the location. Using only locally sourced vintage garments and consulting stylist and long-term collaborator Marko Vrbos via Zoom, the looks also aim to represent the change of pace in fashion – underlining the fact that it’s not only possible, but also desirable, to re-use and breathe new life into old garments.
Now we are approaching summer again, and whilst we might have had naive ideas about how lively 2021 will be, the reality is that borders are still closed across Europe and many of us have not seen family or friends in other countries for a year or longer. This photo story is now a reminder of how lucky it was to have had said short period of freedom and open borders.
Photography ANNA ROSOVA
Styling Concsultation MARKO VRBOS
Hair & Makeup LUIZE STARE
Clothing all vintage via VOLGA VINTAGE