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Lens Crafter
Lens Crafter

Lens Crafter

18-year-old photographer Olivia Bee’s works—youthful and utopian, yet bravely intimate with a lovely gossamer effect—are what we imagine might result if Nan Goldin and Ryan McGinley’s film cross-developed. This gorgeous and distinctive aesthetic has brands like Hermès, Subaru, Levi’s, and Converse commissioning her to shoot campaigns, which means Bee is on the road a lot. We asked her to document her travels in the form of a photo diary and, yes, her life is as just dreamy as you might expect.

“I think we all want to be someone's angel.”

“Sometimes in the mornings [my boyfriend] Cooper doesn't want to get out of bed and tugs on my robe, using it as a little tent to capture me and to lure me back to our blankets. When we first started spending time together, we climbed into a duvet cover and there was pink light outside. Whenever we make a tent out of anything, it reminds me of those moments spent inside that duvet cover.”

LEFT: “Me and Cooper in the morning, all curled up.”
RIGHT: “This is my view out the window on my flight home from L.A. last week. I woke up and the sky was full of Technicolor pastels.”

“Me staring into my camera after I had awoken amongst blankets and skin. Dreaming with my eyes open, maybe.”

“Me and Cooper in New York. We matched that day, baseball caps and all.”

LEFT: “On the way to New York. Reminds me of a common home.”
RIGHT: “I took this photograph in New York and originally thought it was completely white. Later, I looked at it closer and it turned out that a light rendition of Cooper with speckles had been there all along. You can't tell who it is a photograph of, but you can tell that it was taken with love.”