Irina Popova: Another Family
The story of Pasha and Lilya
“I met Lilya near Gostini Dvor late at night. She was totally drunk and pushing a baby stroller. I asked to take a picture of her. The truth is I found her stunningly beautiful even despite her condition. Like a freak girl from Nirvana’s videos. She sprawled out in the middle of the road, shouting and singing. “You haven’t seen my Pashechka yet,” she says. “He’s such a beauty, so sweet, and his hair is totally red and spiky, like a dandelion. Come to our place, he’s probably already home unless he got picked up by the police on the way.” And I went. And ended up staying for a week.”
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