High school yearbook photos are often something people look back on and say, “really, we thought that was cool?” I mean, what about those laser backgrounds from the early 90′s? HOT.
Not looking to recreate the past, these clever Russian high school students created their own backdrops on a chalkboard with simple instructions – express yourself. What resulted was something highly more unique and insightful than the average portrait, giving us a window into the kids hopes, dreams and passions. The clever interaction of the students with their drawings has a Ben Heine sort of feel to it, while the punchy colors and wide angle perspective add a further element connecting them with their imagination. Will these students look back from 20 years with pride at their photos? I think so.