Like pretty much everyone of her generation, the 19-year-old photographer Olivia Bee has thoroughly chronicled her teenage years. The difference is that the Portland, Oregon, native captures her youthful misadventures with unusual potency in images that elicit instant nostalgia. “I’m attracted to the idea of looking back,” Bee says. “I think that’s a universal experience.” Less universal is being commissioned, at age 15, to shoot an ad for Converse. Her portfolio now includes portraits (the New York Times Magazine) and fashion (Hermès, Roger Vivier). “My awkward phase is well documented on an old Flickr page,” she confesses. “I don’t show it to anyone.”
“A good magician never reveals her secrets.”
Calvin Klein Collection pants; (from top) David Yurman necklace, Tiffany & Co. necklace; (from left) David Yurman necklace (worn as a bracelet), Prada bracelet. Beauty note: Brunettes get texture with Sachajuan Dark Volume Powder.
“I like the difficulty of nudity sometimes.”
Léa Seydoux wears a AG Adriano Goldschmied jacket; Valentino pullover; Tiffany & Co. necklace (throughout).
“My awkward phase is well documented on an old Flickr page,” Bee confesses. “I don’t show it to anyone.”
Olivia Bee wears a Marc Jacobs sweater; her own nose ring.
“I’m not really in a rush to grow up.”
Imogen Poots wears an Isabel Marant tank top; J Brand jeans; her own bracelets.
“My favorite music is blunt and honest,” Musgraves says.
Kacey Musgraves wears a Chloé blouse; her own nose ring.
Amy Seimetz in 2013. Photo by Craig McDean. Styled by Felicia Garcia-Rivera.
“Certain women turn into warriors when things are dire.”
Danai Gurira wears a Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons jacket and pants.
“I was once the world’s worst model,” jokes the actress Mickey Sumner.
Mickey Sumner wears a Calvin Klein Underwear T-shirt; Eres bra; Rag & Bone shorts; (from top) Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. necklace, David Yurman necklace.
“Untied” by Olivia Bee