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Portraits Of Boston: Punk Girl, Hollister Boy

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“We met during our freshman year and he was scared of me. I had a huge Mohawk, and we didn’t talk for the first semester. I’m more of a punk girl, and he’s more of a Hollister boy.”

“She wants piercings….

“And he thinks they’re stupid. He doesn’t like art.”

“That’s not art! It’s not! I don’t consider it art. It’s not that I don’t like art, but I grew up with a different kind of art. My dad is an engineer and my mom is a teacher, so I grew up more with fine art and classical music.”

“And I grew up in a family that was into motorcycles, rock music, tattoos, and piercings. I grew up with Marilyn Manson, AC/DC, and Led Zeppelin.”


Portraits of Boston is a project of independent photographer Ivan Velinov. He is regularly sharing some of his favorite portraits with WBUR. Visit his website to see the hundreds of portraits he has taken on the streets of Boston.

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