Dinosaur Jr.

An afternoon at the dinosaur park.


  • Jace March 8th, 2012 3:07 PM

    I immediately thought of Hanna from the first picture. This place looks perfect!

  • moonchild March 8th, 2012 3:08 PM


    And not to be a butt or anything, but on number 12 the text is messed up… :) haha sorry.

    Love it! Especially the tights and the BINOCULARS! *0*


  • Besu March 8th, 2012 3:13 PM

    Love this x

  • Hazel March 8th, 2012 3:16 PM

    LOVE that shot of her with the blue tongue. Of course, I love all of it :)

  • aliastro March 8th, 2012 3:19 PM

    Where is this park?! I wanna go!

  • Luzi March 8th, 2012 3:26 PM

    I loveee the blue outfit (from 14 to 19) :) Beautiful photos.

  • darksideoftherainbow March 8th, 2012 3:35 PM

    i love this so much! i love all the colors and the styling is excellent! thanks so much for all the inspiration!

  • mayaautumn March 8th, 2012 3:39 PM

    Brilliant snaps,, what more can I say? i especially love pic 12- it’s so cute and innocent with the lunch box:)

  • AnguaMarten March 8th, 2012 3:53 PM

    i would love to see a little more size diversity. it’s great that y’all have more size/race/sexuality diversity than most teen magazines, but, y’know.

    • hallecat March 8th, 2012 4:30 PM

      agreed! ! !

    • M. Kitka March 8th, 2012 5:24 PM

      Here here! It’s my only sadness/sore spot with this super-awesome, smart, funny and delightful mag. I cringe a little every time it’s *another* skinny white girl… :-(

      • radio1radio March 8th, 2012 5:49 PM

        I agree that there’s a lack of diversity but I think that they’ve mentioned before that since it’s teen photographers they’ve got to work with what they have. It’s mostly kids photographing their friends whoever they can find which just so happens to be thin white ladies!

      • Abby March 8th, 2012 6:08 PM

        YES! I agree!!! Get me some curvy girls!!! Also, before anyone says anything, I think ALL women are beautiful, including skinny, curvy, in between, black, white, asian, and purple. But it would be great to see a bigger range! Also, curvy girls look awesome in vintage (PINUP!!!), and I know how much we all love vintage here, so…

      • puffytoad March 8th, 2012 11:36 PM

        I agree with the “more diversity” sentiment!

      • MissKnowItAll March 16th, 2012 8:52 PM

        I agree that there should be more diversity but I also think that it’s great that Rookie doesn’t portray skinny girls like other magazines do. They make the girls look happy and healthy and I for one hate opening up a fashion mag and seeign depressed sickly looking girls on the pages. Kudos to Rookie for doing a good job.

    • youarebananas March 8th, 2012 9:05 PM

      yes, yes, yes. i know it’s difficult because the photographers are just shooting people they know, but i find it hard to believe that their friends are that homogenous. rookie’s subverted pretty much every other teen magazine convention, and i’m surprised to see that this one–one of the most pervasive and harmful–still persists.

      • M. Kitka March 9th, 2012 4:36 AM

        Also, I think the “teens photographing their friends” photos have the most diversity of looks etc. (And biggest fun-factors!) These photos (and many others on Rookie) are of models from agencies (see credits)… which Rookie has mentioned before in response to “more diversity” comments… it really does account for the models not reflecting real life… that’s not what modeling agencies do! :-)

    • meowzer March 9th, 2012 2:07 PM

      They ought to feature some more shoots from Rookie readers! The models they use in shoots like this one are always beautiful, without question, and I do like seeing them – but it would be great to see some more stuff from other gals like myself. I’m no photographer, but I’m sure some of you guys are. Ya’ll should submit!

  • AbbyMiaModa March 8th, 2012 3:56 PM

    I have been to this dinosaur park so many times as a child! I recognised the first dinosaur instantly. This has easily therefore become my favourite photo story ever. And that will probably not change. I feel about 5 again, so many amazing memories playing there, and now it’s a fashion hotspot. Awesome. Love you guys!

  • RockHatesMiriam March 8th, 2012 3:59 PM

    aaaah…why are rookie shoots always so perfect!

  • Maddy March 8th, 2012 4:10 PM

    WAIT! Is this in CT?

  • ameowlia March 8th, 2012 4:35 PM

    Dude I have totally been here, it is the bomb!!!

  • ShakespeareRules March 8th, 2012 4:47 PM

    Wow these are so cute, I especially love number 16 – true exploration. Looks like fun.

  • ellaronnie March 8th, 2012 5:00 PM

    That last shot is GEORGEOUS! All of them are, of course, but that last one… Wonderful!

  • MissKnowItAll March 8th, 2012 5:07 PM

    Where is this? I need to go see this now!

  • Alexis March 8th, 2012 5:31 PM

    15 is my favorite – I have a soft spot for old binoculars. Where in the world were these taken?

  • KinuKinu March 8th, 2012 5:39 PM

    All of these are amazing but my all time favorite is #11.AWESOME.I really want those shoes.and those tights.then i can pair them CUTE

  • radio1radio March 8th, 2012 5:47 PM

    I lovelovelove that rain jacket in number eight!

  • Trisarahtops March 8th, 2012 5:53 PM

    Seriously, where is this place!??? Please someone answer!

  • Chimdi March 8th, 2012 5:59 PM

    14+15+16 = Moonrise Kingdom!♥♥♥

  • queserasera March 8th, 2012 6:43 PM

    great photography & i love the background sedmikrasky~ (:

  • ThePuNkR0ckeR March 8th, 2012 6:46 PM

    I love the band DInosaur jr.!!

  • norienoire March 8th, 2012 7:20 PM

    Very Ghost World-ish, almost like when Enid visits the prehistoric park because it was her “only happy childhood memory.”

  • Toria Crux March 8th, 2012 7:43 PM

    WHERE. IS. IT.

  • Mustachefan March 8th, 2012 7:55 PM


  • Jamie March 8th, 2012 8:20 PM

    absolutely love these.

  • TheAwesomePossum March 8th, 2012 8:21 PM

    I swear Rookie is stalking me, and/or can read my mind, and/or does indeed stay under my bed each night… I was just this week going to ask my grandma to alter some dresses that my mom wore when she was a teen to fit me, and they look exactly like the first two dresses in this shoot 0_0.

    Overall, this is all just perfectly beautiful <3 <3

  • Mollie March 8th, 2012 9:16 PM

    Eleanor, you are a genius!

  • SweetThangVintage March 8th, 2012 9:42 PM

    This is amazing. I want the outfit from #14. I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT!

  • Louise March 8th, 2012 9:56 PM

    well gawsh… if only there was a print version of rookie..

  • Killjoy March 8th, 2012 9:59 PM

    This is amazing! The clothes are so pretty! <3

  • Ludo March 8th, 2012 10:29 PM

    I love picture #11! I just wish the model had a few more facial expressions :/ she looks way too angry.

  • Hedwig March 8th, 2012 10:46 PM


  • andy March 8th, 2012 11:17 PM


    • coolschmool March 10th, 2012 4:29 AM

      yessss I was hoping someone else would think this too

  • FashionHauties March 8th, 2012 11:19 PM

    This is totally one of my favorite shoots from rookie. It really reminds me of a shoot that I would do with my friends- now that I think about it, the photo shoot I did on tuesday used binoculars! similar to the ones in the shoot, except we look cross eyed.

  • Adrienne March 8th, 2012 11:27 PM

    I kind of love everything about these pics. #11-13 are my faves. And I NEED that leather backpack!!!

  • starcollector March 8th, 2012 11:35 PM

    Oh my gosh this is everything I want my style to be. The saddle shoes, the socks, the hair clips. YES YES AND MORE YES.

  • TessAnnesley March 9th, 2012 12:10 AM

    all of the girl scout/roald dahl (that makes sense in my head) vibes
    also the composition of the first one = joe wright’s Hanna SO MUCH

    my one and only grievance is not exclusive to this shoot at all – these pictures are unbelievably beautiful, but they are still of a thin white girl. i understand that photographers who must use their friends/limited models would have a hard time finding diversity, but it’s still a bit bleh. bring on the curvy models of colour, make yourselves known to rookie photographers! we need you! :D

    privilege check: I am a white girl, but that doesn’t mean I like white privilege :)

    • Pashupati March 9th, 2012 1:07 AM

      A thing I’ve thought before is, maybe, there could be a readers’ shot. Or readers or the Rookie staff could ask someone they barely know to be models. I don’t know, could be interesting. But isn’t Storm a professional modeling agency? Obviously, there is the question of location.

      • Anaheed March 9th, 2012 1:10 AM

        We are working on exactly all of these things! <3

    • Eleanor March 30th, 2012 6:23 PM

      Evangeline is half Indian… perhaps it’s hard to tell from my pictures…

      And I’m working hard on getting future castings more diverse, I promise! xx

  • Tamara March 9th, 2012 1:25 AM

    this is probably silly to ask, but does rookie have a sort of style when it comes to the kind of photographs that get featured? :S
    it sort of feels like there is! even if it might not be intentional. >.>

    • Anaheed March 9th, 2012 1:30 AM

      Well, Tavi picked all our photographers, so I guess you could say our style is “shit Tavi likes.”

  • julalondon March 9th, 2012 4:14 AM

    Well i loved loved loved loved these. Especially nr. 21! So inspiring!! Thank you!

  • benjamin March 9th, 2012 4:37 AM

    Great shots and who doesn’t love dinosaurs right?

  • Stefania March 9th, 2012 7:27 AM

    Awesome photos! So dreamlike……

    They reminded me of this place in Ontario that sells gazebos and sheds. For some strange reason, the property is covered with giant dinosaurs. What they have to do with gazebos, I don’t know.

    I’ve got a couple pics of them here:

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  • Caitlin Rose March 9th, 2012 11:20 AM

    In love with the yellow dress in photo number nine!! I like these photos a lot!!

  • rockslita March 9th, 2012 12:07 PM

    Oh my GOD I love this shoot!

  • shelley March 9th, 2012 1:27 PM

    there’s a dinosaur park like this in norfolk

  • stellar March 9th, 2012 2:32 PM

    i don’t mind whoever is in the pix if it’s relevant to the personal story. it wld be great if photo series wld include people whose looks i cld relate to, tho. just makes it harder to imagine what it wld be like to experience the feelings in the series…i’d think that wld be the point.

  • Milkyway March 9th, 2012 3:11 PM

    I loved it! Where is this from?

  • erin March 9th, 2012 5:24 PM

    these are so great! I used to live in Reno, and there was this great park near my house, with big dinosaurs like these! I loved that park so much, I want to go back!

  • Vesperstar233 March 9th, 2012 5:30 PM

    Please, oh please tell us where she got that blue checkered outfit!!!!!!!!!

  • Susann March 10th, 2012 3:39 PM

    Such cool photos! I loved the first few!

  • taste test March 10th, 2012 5:40 PM

    this photoshoot makes my inner five-year-old very happy. this park looks fabulous and all the vintage dresses are so pretty (especially the polka dot one). my favorite picture is photo 10 because it looks a still from a happy remake of Jurassic Park where the humans and the dinosaurs are friends.

    however, I have to admit I was kind of disappointed when I realized this wasn’t actually a post about dinosaur jr. haha

  • Filia-Zissy March 11th, 2012 1:49 PM

    I was at a dinosaurs park with nurseryschool which looked exactly the same – but I guess you didn’t travel to Germany for that photoshooting… Amazing pictures!

  • whodatgal March 12th, 2012 3:45 PM

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this, so majorly awesome! Hehe and you introduced me to Beyond Retro OmiGod such great cheap clothes for my straving wardrobe and thinning piggy bank :) THere’s even a Beyond Retro on Brick Lane YEEESS xxx LOVE Rookie

  • ladyparts March 17th, 2012 12:59 PM

    this is very adorable.

    however, i wonder: when can we get some plus-size models up in here? i really like these photoshoots, but it makes me sad to see that even in such a progressive, body-lovin’, lady-friendly site, we still reinforce the notion that only skinny ladies should be wearing fantastic clothes. it’s so hard to reform the fashion industry, but having plus-size (and by that, i mean anything larger than an 8 — that seems to be the cutoff!) models could be the first step to enacting way overdue change.

    i’m not rookie’s target audience — i’m 22 — but i know that when i was a teen, i wanted to see girls my size (my natural size is a 10 or 12) wearing excellent clothes, looking gorgeous and confident. because these models are gorgeous, too, but there are so many kinds of gorgeous.

  • TheGreatandPowerfulRandini May 9th, 2012 4:11 PM

    These are so cool!

  • AlbertIthink July 2nd, 2012 10:35 PM

    Where TF are you guys?! I am so going there. The concept of the shoot is awesome and I love the pairing of the dinosaurs with ruffles.