Eye Candy

Greetings From Teenage Hell

The end of the school year, basically.


  • Ludo May 29th, 2012 3:06 PM

    The first picture is to die for! If hell has jackets like that, then sign me up!


  • whodatgal May 29th, 2012 3:10 PM

    Omeegaawwdd Petra you’re photos are just perfect!!!!!!! What camera did you use and I just lllluuurrrvvveee the little caption things. Damn you school just frikin end already!

    xx Opi


  • mayaautumn May 29th, 2012 3:11 PM

    jeez, these are amazing :O


  • Libby May 29th, 2012 3:11 PM

    This is brilliant! I love how you can turn something as mundane as a grotty school into such a fab. collection of photographs.

  • Miss Erin May 29th, 2012 3:15 PM

    I LOVE THESE. probably my favorite rookie photoset of all so far. so good!!!

  • Aurora May 29th, 2012 3:18 PM

    The last picture is so beautiful. The lighting is perfect. As always, you hit the nail on the head, Rookie. Tomorrow is my last day of middle school, and looking at this I was thinking “OH MY GOSH HIGH SCHOOL SOON AHHH!”

  • tellyawhat May 29th, 2012 3:19 PM



    • Moskje May 29th, 2012 4:16 PM

      So true – these should definitely be made into postcards! I want them!

  • Zoe May 29th, 2012 3:25 PM

    These are so absolutely delightful! And accurate too… I wish I could buy some!

  • ToriLynne May 29th, 2012 3:33 PM

    Petra never ceases to amaze! When I think of high school in my mind, these are the kinds of images that appear. Wonderful work and concept!
    xo, Tori

  • SweetThangVintage May 29th, 2012 3:46 PM

    Incredibly well thought out!

  • moonchild May 29th, 2012 3:49 PM

    Yeah… This is pretty much what life is like right now, minus everyone wearing cool clothes! :)


  • Calla_Lily May 29th, 2012 3:58 PM

    Yup– That about sums it up around here. Seriously, WHY CAN’T SCHOOL END ALREADY? And my school has 7 more days!
    School WOULD be much bearable if we could wear those awesome threads, though. Damn you, school uniforms.

  • judith May 29th, 2012 4:09 PM

    I’d like to know what’s the font in picture three because I really like it and it’s perfect for a t shirt I want to make.
    These photos are really lovely! Are they in detention or something like that in number 8? Or that only exists in movies? (that’s probably a stupid question but there’s no detention where I live so I wanted to know. Where I live is also the explanation for my lousy engilsh. Sorry).

    • anonymouse May 29th, 2012 6:38 PM

      In my area detention is called In School Suspension. I’m pretty sure it starts with lunch detention, then as infractions or severity escalates so does the length of ISS, until the person is suspended and are not allowed on the schools premises, then expulsion.

  • May 29th, 2012 4:17 PM

    This has been my life for the past couple of days. You know, general boredom in class and terror and anger regarding finals. Just curious did any of my fellow rookies have finals in middle school?

    • fairy_grrrl May 29th, 2012 9:06 PM

      I did when I was in middle school–private school=so fun.

      • May 29th, 2012 10:23 PM

        I know right :( I go to one too

        • fairy_grrrl May 29th, 2012 11:19 PM

          Good news is, no matter how much they tell you it means something, it doesn’t. Don’t listen to them. Study the night before. It’s all bullshit. Take it from someone who’s in high school.

  • La Fille May 29th, 2012 4:26 PM

    My thoughts exactly.

  • prettyontheinside May 29th, 2012 4:26 PM

    the dont forget to smile one is perfection
    love these so much!! !

  • lilylaughs May 29th, 2012 4:33 PM

    ohmygod i want to buy these and send them to people and just basically stare at them cause they are amazing


  • AnguaMarten May 29th, 2012 4:35 PM

    wow, these are gorgeous! total style inspiration.

  • Katie May 29th, 2012 4:35 PM

    This is amazing <3

  • teenager May 29th, 2012 5:03 PM

    definitely my favorite photo set so far! relateable and nostalgic and awesome


  • Laia May 29th, 2012 5:05 PM


  • I.ila May 29th, 2012 5:09 PM

    These are really great!! I love the red menstrual-like stain on that skirt.

  • WitchesRave May 29th, 2012 5:17 PM

    Someone needs to make an alt-teen girl show with these characters


  • Claudia May 29th, 2012 5:44 PM

    I really liked everyone’s outfits and basically the whole badass-ery of it all. Nice job!

  • Mags May 29th, 2012 5:56 PM

    You really captured the “ugh, school” vibe that I think everyone can relate to.

  • MaddieC21 May 29th, 2012 6:00 PM

    I love Petra’s work, especially the last photo. “Disappear Here” has always been one of my favorite phrases- such a loaded slogan utilized in both idyllic postcard photos as well as in the more grim sense like in Less Than Zero. Sums up high school perfectly.

  • Erica May 29th, 2012 6:00 PM

    i just cant get over how good these are PETRA! OMG

  • SpencerBowie May 29th, 2012 6:06 PM

    LOVE THESE!!! I’m so inspired by ripped and beaded tees right now!!! Very cool, very Pat Benatar!!!

    I’ve got an old Gaga, Star Wars, and Jersey Shore tee I want to just tear into!!!

    Petra, I just love these!!!

  • Petra May 29th, 2012 6:19 PM

    thanks guys :)
    to answer your questions:

    - There will soon be a way to buy the postcards(+other stuff)! I shall announce that soon

    -The camera I used is my Yashica Fx-3

    - The font is called “Honey Script”


  • Hunter May 29th, 2012 6:56 PM

    “Disappear Here”….Less Than Zero? <3

  • Adrienne May 29th, 2012 6:58 PM

    I love these so much! Definitely captures my mood for these last two weeks of school…


  • Susann May 29th, 2012 7:27 PM

    Highly motivating “postcards”! Great idea!


  • Kathryn May 29th, 2012 8:54 PM

    so, so, so amazing

  • R. May 29th, 2012 9:34 PM

    isn’t this the Heathers font? lovely series Petra!! xx

  • Aria May 29th, 2012 9:45 PM

    That’s EXACTLY how the end of the school year feels like!!!
    Awesome pics!!!

  • bohobambi May 29th, 2012 11:01 PM

    Disappear Here! I have that tattooed on my inner right arm. :)

  • FlaG May 29th, 2012 11:39 PM

    If you turned the photos with the text into postcards, you’d have my love forever.

  • willow May 30th, 2012 12:23 AM

    Petra is a genius genius triple-genius

  • DEATH101 May 30th, 2012 12:32 AM


  • Helena May 30th, 2012 3:51 AM

    OMG! this is me right now, one week of no sleep, going crazy with everything i have to do!!!! So great! :)

  • insteadofanelephant May 30th, 2012 5:38 AM

    beautiful and sassy cool. i wish i dressed like that in high school

    instead of an elephant

  • julalondon May 30th, 2012 6:38 AM

    Alright, the no. 5 dress WHERE IS IT FROM?!?!?!?! I sort of NEED IT.

  • suzicle May 30th, 2012 10:03 AM

    so pretty!


  • puddy01 May 30th, 2012 11:26 PM

    totally recognized the tdsb logo in some of the photos, how on earth do i get in on this awesomeness! please accept me into your goosebumps-esque mail-in fan club!

  • Llama May 31st, 2012 2:31 AM

    Crying over how good that fake menstrual stain is. IT SPEAKS TO MEEEEE.
    I want a white skirt and some magenta dye to do this with, now.

  • eliselbv June 1st, 2012 11:58 AM

    The picture with “don’t forget to smile” is by far my favorite one! And I love this photoshoot way much more than the one from the day before because it deals with something we all know, meaning school.

  • Summertime June 5th, 2012 8:36 PM

    All of these pictures are brilliant and just so great. SO GREAT. I enjoy them :3

  • GPAC June 8th, 2012 8:43 AM

    These pictures are friggin’ rad as! And seriously what are the names of those fonts b/c they are killin’ me omg, so beautiful!!!!