Olivia Bee is a photographer with a bedroom in Brooklyn, and a life out of a suitcase that takes her nearly everywhere. Growing up, Bee was encouraged to engage with nature and to make art every day. In middle school she started photographing her life the one she dreamt up and the one she lived and posting the results online. After receiving recognition for her pictures on social media, Converse commissioned Bee to shoot her first ad at the age of fifteen. She has since gone on to shoot for brands such as Hermes, Levi s, Adidas, Cacharel, Nike, and Roger Vivier, and editorial features for publications such as the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Le Monde, Playboy, Numero, and Vogue.com, as well as creating content for select musicians on Atlantic Records and Interscope Records. Her photography has been featured in two solo shows at agnes b, New York, and Bernal Espacio, Madrid. Now twenty-two, she takes photographs all over the world and, with her images, continues to search for utopia. Tavi Gevinson is the founding editor of Rookie, an online publication for teenage girls. A prominent voice of her generation, Gevinson received early acclaim for the fashion blog she started at age eleven, the now-defunct Style Rookie. In addition to writing, Gevinson has acted in the Emmy Award winning TV series Modern Family; films such as Enough Said, Cadaver, and First Bass; and the Broadway play This Is Our Youth.
The first time I looked through 22-year-old photographer Olivia Bee s new book, "Kids in Love," I shed a tear. More than one, actually. Not because it s sad or because I m a middle aged sap, but because it s beautiful, and resonates with the pure gut feeling of being young and in love. "Huck" Olivia Bee shows an eye for striking, unexpected moments combined with the sort of nonchalant candor found in the work of predecessors like Nan Goldin and Ryan McGinley. "" exposes the essence of being a teenage girl in the raw. "BUST" The moments she captures are the little, bittersweet memories that find us and flood our thoughts before we fall asleep "BUST" paints a romantic picture of fading youth "Lomography" a tribute to the innocence and carefree moments of youth "Lomography" has the rare duality of being a mature body of work delivered from a young perspective. "Portland Mercury" "