For the holiday for my daughter Colombian parents are willing to take off your shirt
• For the holiday for my daughter Colombian parents are ready to take the last shirt
Quinceañera, or fifteenth birthday celebration - the most important day for the girl and her parents in Latin America. To celebrate it with dignity, affluent families have to save for a lifetime, to sell the property or get into debt. What are ready to Latinos to their daughter in their 15 th birthday I feel like a princess?
quinceañera for Latin American women - not just another birthday celebration and symbolic transformation of a girl into a woman. No wonder the central ritual of the holiday - pereobuvaniya from ballet flat shoes elegant shoes with heels. But the shoes - is the cheapest part of the holiday. Traditional quinceañera - it is also richly decorated ballroom, princess, specially rehearsed the waltz, fireworks, a multi-tiered cake and gourmet dinner for a few dozen guests.
Photographer Dolphin Blast tried to understand what it means for Latin American girls and their families, this tradition, and why parents are willing to whole life to save money, to work day and night to get into huge debt, but that this day was like a fairy tale for their daughters . She took pictures of 15-year-old girls in their festive toilets in normal circumstances that surrounds them at home, and asked their parents about what they should have to prepare for the daughter of this quinceañera.
Laura Christina Zarta
Pope Laura - fruiterer, mother - unemployed. Laura loves to play football, and in 2015 became a member of the women's junior national team of Colombia. She dreams of becoming a criminologist. Parents saved money for six months on the 15th anniversary of her daughter, which is visited by more than 200 guests.
Valentine Moon Areas Beltran
Parents of the Moon are engaged in manufacturing and repairing of shoes. The moon itself wants to star in a television series. At first, the parents did not plan to hold a lush moon quinceañera, deciding that they could not afford it. But in the end, they still managed to collect money for a celebration for 80 guests.
For Melanie important thing was to celebrate the birthday of the family. It is more likely awaits the moment when he will sit on the throne, and his father, leaning on one knee, the change of notation in her high-heeled shoes, the dictates of tradition. When he grows up, Melanie wants to become a flight attendant.
The festival, organized by parents, was for 15-year-old Iazbelidi surprise. When the Dolphin Blast asked her father and mother, if they had a long time to save money for the ceremony, they replied: "15 years."