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‘Soldiers Without a Flag’ by Alexis

Models Baptiste @bapt.bnd, Adrien @adrientinchi and Hugo @hugotorloting photographed by Alexis @a.errac, underwear and socks kust. @kust.premises. Exclusive for Vanity Teen online!

“Skaters hurt themselves all the time. In fact, much of their sessions is spent failing tricks until at long last they land them. Of all the things people do today to fill the empty slots in their schedules, skating stands out by the moral qualities which it brings to light in people: stoicism, perseverance, emulation, apprenticeship, solidarity. Although skaters can and do compete with each other, their shared experience of failure and suffering does make them members of one community.”

“One striking evidence of that is their shared taste regarding fashion. Skaters often wear similar outfits which allows them to recognize one another. They make up one of today’s many tribes within which global brands recruit their most committed customers. While status symbol and membership indeed play a role in their taste, the inevitable attrition to which their outfit is bound to be exposed requires it to be robust and functional. As opposed to many of us when it comes to clothing, they can’t afford to completely sacrifice being to seeming. You can’t be vain and fall at the same time.”

“This authenticity is at first isolating. Despite the skatepark being some sort of scene, where one shows one’s skills, you will often find skaters so concentrated that they seem to ignore everyone and everything in their surroundings—which makes skaters very natural in front of a camera. Every figure is a personal trial in the sense that no one can do it in your place. You bear all the responsibility for what happens. But that inward experience is shared by everyone in the park which gives meaning to sharing outward signs of that personal experience. But in an age of instant gratification what brings people to seek that always delayed and often frustrating experience? If it shares many of the external aspects of its time skating seems to relate to a deeper yearning.”

“While schools are nowadays asked to prepare students for the specific skills needed in the job market, it is increasingly unclear whether they are the best place to acquire or to measure them. Despite more and more people having access to it, and maybe because of that, education no longer secures meaning. In other words, your degree no longer means you will be good at what you do, or that you will like what you do. In a world of uncertainty, the kind of challenges skating provides possesses a kind of unequivocal objectivity. While they probably won’t land you a job, tricks don’t lie. And although it belongs for most people to the sphere of leisure it does provide you with a form of moral education.”

“In this second series, I tried to get closer to the skaters. It both meant that, on my part, the frame needed to better fit the actual action, and that I needed to ask from them more intimate pictures. In that process which could become stressful on each part, I’m glad I came to know better Adrien, Baptiste, and Hugo.”

'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis 'Soldiers Without a Flag' by Alexis Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
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