Sasha sent us this photo album with this note: “This series was inspired by the changes and similarities between my childhood and my adolescence. The bullying, the cliquey best friends, and the teasing don’t disappear with age; they just take on subtler shapes. In this sense, we never outgrow the playground.”
Thanks to Melkorka, Emily, Sabrina, Sophia, Julia, Rachel, Ruby, and Hadley for modeling, and to Emma Orlow for styling help.
Sasha Frolova is a 17-year-old photographer and high school senior in New York. She dabbles in beekeeping and enjoys statement socks, fruit cut in wedges, and maintaining her reputation for reckless scootering.
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