Turgenev girls: romantic, subtle heroines of today's cruel world

What does contemporary Turgenev girl look like according to the author of the photos Philippe Herbet? "Today this stereotype is distorted, it means a kind of girl idealistic, soft, old-fashioned, wearing vintage clothes, sentimental, poetic and subtle, living in her dreams… she has some difficulties to live in the contemporary world. I intend to make a series of portraits in their living environment, scenes related to their favorite activities, and some « landscapes », between Moscow and southern Russia countryside."

What does contemporary Turgenev girl look like according to the author of the photos Philippe Herbet? "Today this stereotype is distorted, it means a kind of girl idealistic, soft, old-fashioned, wearing vintage clothes, sentimental, poetic and subtle, living in her dreams… she has some difficulties to live in the contemporary world. I intend to make a series of portraits in their living environment, scenes related to their favorite activities, and some « landscapes », between Moscow and southern Russia countryside."

Philippe Herbet
A “Turgenev girl” is a particular type of female character invented, or rather documented, by the 19th century writer Ivan Turgenev.
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