Inspiration # 3, Olivia Bee

 I am so jealous of this girl’s photographs! Not only was she commissioned by Converse at age 14 to create an ad campaign for them, she has since gone on to work for Hermés, Fiat, Nike  Vice magazine and the New York Times.

 Now 19, she is currently working as a professional photographer in New York. Olivia started out by taking photos of her teenage friends and states Nan Goldin and Annie Leibovitz as influences. She says she uses photography as a way of recording her youth and describes photography as a personal experience.

” I make my photographs for me, it’s my diary, truly, and I want these images to document everything that is happening now, because these are memories that I know I don’t want to lose”.


I wish I could find out more about her photography methods and whether she is solely a film photographer.The light effects she creates in her photos are incredible and I am generally just a big fan of their grainy, poetic aesthetic.

I also appreciate this quote about her own photography

“I strive to capture the ordinary, in an extraordinary way. Life is beautiful, perfect, and cinematic, if you look at the right moments. It’s not always an accurate summary of life in general, but it is those specific moments that make it worth living anyway.”


Info taken from here, here and here.


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