Eye Candy

Hometown Heroes

Skate crew of our cotton candy dreams.


  • serena November 1st, 2011 3:06 PM

    I’d force myself to get over my fear of skateboarding if I had one of those. These are lovely.

    • Marguerite November 1st, 2011 7:14 PM

      As long as your board stays on the ground, theres nothing to be afraid of… i must now cover the bottom of my skateboard in stickers!

  • sluttysuicide November 1st, 2011 3:12 PM

    this is glorious I am in love with this pure awesomeness

  • Narnie November 1st, 2011 7:15 PM

    the one with the hands and bracelets is very virgin suicides-esque: i love it.

  • yourenotfunny November 1st, 2011 7:20 PM

    Love the naked lady/rhinestone skateboard. And pic #5. And I must replicate that glittery under eye makeup.

  • Leila November 1st, 2011 7:32 PM

    i always leave petra’s photos with the urge to recreate something as ethereal as them. these are lovely!

  • ferrris November 1st, 2011 7:40 PM


  • Cathryn November 1st, 2011 7:44 PM

    Wow, that is totally the front porch to my apartment. I thought it looked familiar…

    • Petra November 1st, 2011 7:52 PM

      ha! thanks for letting us use your house! we used munas room too.

      • Cathryn November 1st, 2011 8:10 PM

        Haha, no problem. I’m glad the pylons got to make it into one of the photos. :)

  • I.ila November 1st, 2011 7:52 PM

    I agree completely with Narnie… the bracelets are very virgin suicides. I like the holding of hands, and the whispering. It sort of combines last month’s theme.

  • Cathryn November 1st, 2011 7:54 PM

    Also, these photos are awesome!

  • MichyMich November 1st, 2011 8:00 PM

    LOVE the photos, clothes, accessories and hair! It reminds me of Avril Lavigne meets Courtney Love.

    Mmm…I remember the time when I had Avril’s 1st CD and she was on a skateboard – that was pure badassery. She proved that girls can skateboard.

    • Tavi November 1st, 2011 8:05 PM

      we had no clue what to call these photos and almost titled it SK8R BOI

      • Petra November 1st, 2011 9:20 PM

        I had sk8er boi stuck in my head for like 3 days after the shoot…

      • MichyMich November 7th, 2011 9:43 PM

        It’s so hard to escape nostalgia – it just comes back again and again.

  • fizzingwhizbees November 1st, 2011 8:02 PM

    loving the rainbow hair!

  • victoria November 1st, 2011 8:03 PM


  • unicorn November 1st, 2011 8:09 PM

    i love love love love love love the blonde girls hair. so much.

  • Danoninoe23 November 1st, 2011 8:10 PM

    Great photos, but i personally would not have the lady balls nor the desire to withhold from shaving my underarms….

    • arriving November 3rd, 2011 5:37 PM

      it’s really not a big deal :)

  • tomfoolery November 1st, 2011 8:18 PM

    is that underarm hair? YAY LOVE IT

  • Hunter November 1st, 2011 8:31 PM

    I’m gonna marry Petra so she has to take pictures of me every day………………………………………….

  • Raebbies November 1st, 2011 9:34 PM

    those skate boards are a DREAM.

  • Katie November 1st, 2011 10:08 PM

    I just want to curl into the photos and live in them.

  • appledarling November 2nd, 2011 12:56 AM

    just a shout out that i couldn’t have made the pansy board without my friends sally and frazer. <3

  • Katig November 2nd, 2011 2:17 AM

    No but seriously, WHERE are the fat girls???

    • Anaheed November 2nd, 2011 3:12 AM

      We’re working on it, I promise, Katig. It’s super important to us to get better at representing all kinds of awesome girls. We do these shoots with zero budget, and the photographers just use their siblings and friends as models. Meanwhile, look! Armpit hair! Girls on skateboards! Not that that’s enough, by any means, but it’s something, at least to me.

  • Besu November 2nd, 2011 3:08 AM

    these are beautiful I loved everyone of them they are really inspiring x

  • Mooncake November 2nd, 2011 4:49 AM

    Is armpit hair a fashion statement? (Sorry, I’m not a fashion person and I don’t get these things.)

  • timi November 2nd, 2011 5:21 AM

    can’t express how much I love this

  • soybrain November 2nd, 2011 7:54 AM

    so random with the skateboards, but it looks lovely. I wish those girls were around in my neighborhood

  • appledarling November 2nd, 2011 10:57 AM

    I don’t know if armpit hair is a fashion statement, but personally I let it start growing after my first relationship (blerg). I realized that I didn’t really care if my leg hair or arm pit hair was 10 inches long, people around me would just have to live with it.

    There is also a controversial fact (I don’t know if it’s true) that it helps facilitate sexual attractant pheromones there + helps reduce friction.

    • Petra November 2nd, 2011 10:33 PM

      same – I let mine grow too. It’s not a fashion statement it’s about being comfortable with my body – hair and all. LADIES – unless its a personal choice to shave please don’t shave because you feel you have to because of someone or because of society! Hair is beautiful, LET IF GROW.

      • Petra November 2nd, 2011 10:36 PM

        hope that makes sense(?). my comment applies to down south. i support BUSH y’all

      • Eleanor November 3rd, 2011 4:46 PM

        i dont shave my legs at all… my boyfriend sure doesn’t care and all my guy friends are actually really encouraging about it and hi five me when they see me bare legged… it’s super sweet haha

      • arriving November 3rd, 2011 5:41 PM

        i agree. it’s hard to speak out about it though because it always comes down to personal choice. i don’t want to feel like i’m ~~educating girls about how ~~~unfeminist it is to shave your armpits (it’s not about that at all) but it’s hard to open up dialogue about body hair and body policing without getting under someone’s hackles. but at the same time when someone comments on how ‘weird’ it is to see armpit hair on girls a little part of me withers a bit. i wish we could get to the point where showing an image of a lady with body hair DOESN’T result in a flurry of comments (positive OR negative).

      • Gretchyn November 7th, 2011 12:17 AM

        Petra, THANK YOU. This is exactly what I try to explain to my peers n such but they don’t understand + find it easier to just say “ew she doesn’t shave hippie GROSS”. Glad to know I’m not alone on supporting hair. LONG HAIR DON’T CARE.

  • Jodie November 2nd, 2011 12:30 PM

    Okay everyone to their own but under arm hair on men and women seriously makes me want to VOMIT.

    Lovely pictures though. :]

  • julalondon November 2nd, 2011 2:09 PM

    These pictures are AWESOME!!! Petra i so love your work, it is so inspiring! Thank you so much!

  • StinaStinaStina November 2nd, 2011 4:20 PM

    Finally registering since I’ve been reading this for awhile (admittedly I am not a ‘teen’ or ‘tween’ but am loving the ‘style’ and ‘eye candy’ pieces here!)

    anyway, this one is IMMACULATE! I love the skirts and handmade bead bracelets, very virgin suicides meets neighborhood skater chicks/girls you want to meet and are always in awe of..

    Thanks for this :)

  • Lucas November 2nd, 2011 4:51 PM

    This really rocks!
    Rainbow hair is so Meadham Kirchhoff :D

  • Geebs November 2nd, 2011 4:57 PM

    i have those same socks!!!

  • Petra November 2nd, 2011 10:33 PM

    thanks for all the nice comments guys! really happy you like my work!

  • Jamie November 3rd, 2011 3:38 PM

    i didn’t even notice the armpit hair until after i got to the comments.

    hanging in too many pit-hair-friendly circles

  • Eleanor November 3rd, 2011 4:41 PM

    NO WAY!!! i’ve been planning a girly skateboard shoot and my friend was going to paint skateboards for it and now petra’s done it betterrrrrrrrrrr… theres no way i can top dat :(

    • Eleanor November 3rd, 2011 4:43 PM

      gotta add its a gorgeous shoot though… rookiephotographer-to-rookiephotographer, i am extremely jealous of your photo talent petra…

      • Petra November 4th, 2011 6:19 PM

        woah great minds think alike?
        but thanks – your photos kill me too! so good!

  • arriving November 3rd, 2011 5:48 PM

    lovely photos. this looks like kensington!

  • Pashupati November 3rd, 2011 7:59 PM

    Not having read all the comments so sorry if it had been said, but:
    These makes me happy.
    They show femininity doesn’t have to be defined by men!
    Yup! Also, looks like awesome screencap’s from awesome movie.
    (as for the hair shaving-or-not debate, I actually dye my legs’ hair blond from time to time.)

  • Chimdi November 4th, 2011 11:27 PM

    #4 = LOVE

    (and I love the nonchalant pit hair)

  • Jenn November 7th, 2011 8:14 PM

    Hi this is the second page of yours I noticed this happening so far, I try to click on the “next” button and it won’t go to the next photo? This is the first night I had this problem and I’m bumming because I want eye candy!

    • Anaheed November 7th, 2011 8:23 PM

      What browser are you using?

  • Jenn November 8th, 2011 8:09 PM

    I was in chrome but I just thought to try in firefox and now it’s working. I’ll just have to remember not to use chrome next time! Thanks.

  • thecultfollowing November 8th, 2011 8:51 PM

    I love all of Petra’s photos. They remind me of a Sofia Coppola movie. So dreamy and emotional. I love the clothes too and the kandi bracelets are awesome.