At thirteen I was absolutely happy. Everything was changing for me then and yet, as I look back, nothing really happened. Yes, I grew a few centimeters taller and we started learning physics at school, but nothing more. Nevertheless, only then I felt so acutely that I knew everything in the world and was the world’s most important part. Somehow, day by day this feeling disappeared and as I turned fourteen I didn’t feel blessed anymore. I have almost no photographs taken during this special year. How I wish that somebody stopped a 13-year-old me, made me look into the camera and asked me what I was thinking about at that particular moment. That’s what I am doing within my project. I am trying to create a catalog of faces that will change so soon, a list of thoughts which will be so surprising for their owners in just a couple of years. Looking at these girls I remember how it felt then. They are all different and yet there’s something that makes them look alike. Their faces bear a promise of beauty which is subtler than beauty itself.
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