Odessey and Oracle

Blinding and blindingly wonderful photos from Petra.


  • superkat April 26th, 2012 7:10 PM

    ahhhhhh courage my love, i love you so .. <3

  • R. April 26th, 2012 7:10 PM

    Petra is amazing!

  • R. April 26th, 2012 7:11 PM

    ps: do you guys take photo submissions during the month’s theme or only before they are up?

    • Tavi April 26th, 2012 7:15 PM

      Both! But we only have a few days left of April, so you’d have to send em like, tonight, if you can!

  • KinuKinu April 26th, 2012 7:12 PM

    THESE………….ARE…….AMAZING.I need the glasses from picture #20.Yup,hand em’ over.These are so amazing,Petra.These are just amazing.

  • Annbells April 26th, 2012 7:31 PM

    Are those guys?

    • Petra April 26th, 2012 8:17 PM

      Guys as Girls and Girls as Guys!

  • HollieLillian April 26th, 2012 7:33 PM

    wow psychadelia, petra you are perfect x

  • Tourdivoire April 26th, 2012 7:37 PM

    Oh boy. Photo number 16 is PERFECTION.
    It makes for a great birthday present! (It’s already April 27th here in France)

    • KinuKinu April 26th, 2012 8:01 PM

      Happy B-day :D

    • Pashupati April 26th, 2012 8:08 PM

      Joyeux anniversaire cher/chère compatriote :)

    • MissKnowItAll April 26th, 2012 8:42 PM


    • Anaheed April 26th, 2012 10:44 PM

      Yes, happy birthday, Tourdivoire!

  • williamb April 26th, 2012 8:10 PM

    i know rookie is made primarily by girls and for girls… but i love seeing boys on this blog too!

  • back2thepast April 26th, 2012 8:13 PM


  • JessicaMae April 26th, 2012 8:19 PM

    I <3 this…especially 4, 9, 12-15, 16, 18 (and everything else) :]!/pages/Jessica-Mae-Photography/167841366652018

  • Dylan April 26th, 2012 8:28 PM


  • chelsear April 26th, 2012 8:35 PM

    Amazing! Love the sunglasses!


  • MissKnowItAll April 26th, 2012 8:42 PM

    Loving the guys as girls and girls as guys vibe!

  • AnguaMarten April 26th, 2012 8:52 PM

    love the gender bending and androgyny y’all!

  • ToriLynne April 26th, 2012 9:22 PM

    Wow, these are magical! Love this concept. Wonderful work, Petra!
    xo, Tori

  • teenager April 26th, 2012 9:34 PM

    Petra, you’ve done it again… I can honestly say you’re the photographer of my dreamsssssssssss

  • Jeanie April 26th, 2012 10:10 PM

    Petra’s work is always stunning! This reminds me a bit of Twin Sister’s video for “All Around & Away We Go”.

  • taste test April 26th, 2012 11:03 PM

    oh my god, I saw this on my phone at first and the app I use to follow blogs never loads the captions of photos in slideshows. it kind of makes it nice for rookie photoshoots because exactly what the photos are of and who took them is a surprise later on. but this is definitely the biggest surprise I’ve got yet! haha. I did not even think for a second those were guys. they make lovely models.

    also, I want those bedazzled sunglasses and daisy earrings on the guy who shows up first in photo 2 so badly. while I’m at it, I would also like a projector in my room so I can make everything rainbow-swirly like in photo 6. a girl can dream.

    • taste test April 26th, 2012 11:16 PM

      ooh, those are petra’s sunglasses! I hadn’t seen all the captions when I commented. that does not surprise me.

  • Ben April 26th, 2012 11:20 PM

    I LOVE THIS! So awesome! The projections are wounderful and the gender bending is great! It’s reminds me of one of my ideas for a future fashion show. Have all the guys model the girl stuff and all the girls as guys! I’m really happy. Thanks!

  • Adrienne April 27th, 2012 12:42 AM

    This is amazing!! All of the photos are so beautiful. And I need those sunglasses. All of them.

  • Susann April 27th, 2012 2:54 AM

    Fantastic photos! I love #4!

  • Natalie. April 27th, 2012 2:59 AM

    Aw man I submitted these to you

    before you made that that casting call for models and again when you did. I wish you you had sent a quick note to say that you were thinking something similar.


    • Petra April 27th, 2012 3:37 PM

      hey! could you re send that email – I’ve been super backed up with ardorous submissions and haven’t opened any in a while. sorry for the confusion. ps they look beautiful.

      • Natalie. April 28th, 2012 8:57 AM

        Thanks Petra :)
        I just re-sent, to both submissions@rookie and your @petracollins address.

  • leelapad April 27th, 2012 12:36 PM

    “when you are with me in the morning”-Karen Beth.

    These photos strangely remind me of Karen Beth, (if her songs were remixed for the discotecque)@MushroomsAreGoth.blogspot

    here’s a video of her song (it’s a sad song)

    thanks petra ~

  • tove April 27th, 2012 1:05 PM

    oh, this is so freakin’ good, petra is brilliant!

  • havefun April 27th, 2012 3:24 PM

    Petra, you are a genius!
    These are all so beautiful. I love the colours.

  • mamacass April 27th, 2012 5:56 PM

    Everyone is so stunning in this! LOVE.

  • Lily April 28th, 2012 4:33 AM

    these are beautiful!

  • casey April 28th, 2012 6:24 PM

    These photos are so phsycadelic and pretty! I love them!
    Petra, I was thinking of making a zine and I want to do an article about you and how cool your photos are. Can I use some of these in it? And some from your website? I don’t know what the rules are for zines but I thought since you’re the one who takes the photos I should ask you?

  • sur-real-ist April 29th, 2012 8:17 AM

    gorgeous :), I love the psychedelia of it all :)