Eye Candy

We Will Not Be Blinded

Springtime in the city.

56 Comments

  • KinuKinu May 2nd, 2012 3:07 PM

    *speechless*
    They are so pretty…….

  • mayaautumn May 2nd, 2012 3:13 PM

    YAYAYAY! just what i needed..
    some beautiful images to gaze at while i’m doing maths homework-!

    http://cottonmixblog.blogspot.com

  • julalondon May 2nd, 2012 3:13 PM

    Ok i really don’t know what to say BECAUSE IT’S JUST TOO AMAZING. Such an inspirational photoshoot. And OMG in NY. Amazing amazing amazing. Thank you so much for that!

  • Susann May 2nd, 2012 3:17 PM

    Great photos – not my usual taste, but they seem so authentic!

    http://fashioninpepperland.blogspot.com

  • Petra May 2nd, 2012 3:22 PM

    LOVE
    LOVE
    LOVE
    u Lauren

  • Rainbow Dash May 2nd, 2012 3:26 PM

    Those photos are absolutely lovely! Thank you rookiemag for showing us ART, and not some photoshopped fake shit.

  • Sorcha May 2nd, 2012 3:36 PM

    yes good

  • youarebananas May 2nd, 2012 3:36 PM

    i love these! so much size/color diversity!

  • Soupergirl May 2nd, 2012 3:39 PM

    Wow, these are amazing! I feel like their should be a soundtrack to go along with them.

  • Dylan May 2nd, 2012 3:43 PM

    The collages are badass!

  • Lucy23 May 2nd, 2012 3:49 PM

    Oh my god I LOVE this. It’s trashy in such a perfect, too-cool-for-school 80′s way. This is awesome!!

  • teenager May 2nd, 2012 4:18 PM

    the badassery of this is incredible!
    I hope my life looks like this in my early 20s

    http://interstellarsuburbia.wordpress.com/

  • Emilie May 2nd, 2012 4:42 PM

    Looovin numba 9

  • nickz May 2nd, 2012 4:58 PM

    Was that inspired by Rayanne from MSCL?
    Anyways it s amazing.I m definitely buying a pair of coloured tights.

  • Microbyte1 May 2nd, 2012 5:03 PM

    coolest gang ever

  • AnguaMarten May 2nd, 2012 5:03 PM

    perfect photoshoot is perfect.

  • WitchesRave May 2nd, 2012 5:14 PM

    one of the best shoots yet! lovin the vibe…

    witches-rave.tumblr.com

  • MissKnowItAll May 2nd, 2012 5:26 PM

    gnksdycrjglb
    I take that train like every single day! I will never be able to look at it the same way now…

  • Eleanor May 2nd, 2012 5:32 PM

    LOVE!!! <3

    and #18… what!! mike is flying!! wow wow

  • shelley May 2nd, 2012 5:38 PM

    These are incredible! Number 19 was my favourite it just looked like a scene from my ideal life.

    http://www.shelleycatcat.tumblr.com

  • Pashupati May 2nd, 2012 5:46 PM

    Wow. That’s some great models and photos and it’s a different aesthetic than the other shoots.
    It reminds me of people who went to my middle/high/whatever school when I was still schooled, except they are older!

  • fizzingwhizbees May 2nd, 2012 5:46 PM

    This is amazing. It makes me want to hang out with all those people. And I love a boy in eyeshadow!

  • Tyknos93 May 2nd, 2012 5:50 PM

    When I saw the first pictures I was thinking “CULTURE CLUB” then you have the Boy George pictures in the background. This slideshow is a dream and I neeed to learn how to do ribbon braids.
    http://blazoningpens.blogspot.com/

  • Ellie May 2nd, 2012 5:50 PM

    LOVELOVELOVEADORATIONYES These are so spectacularly full of splendor.
    http://456sevenup.wordpress.com/

  • marypee22 May 2nd, 2012 5:55 PM

    Reminds me of Kids (1995) so much. Lovely, lovely!

  • mariaantoniavs May 2nd, 2012 5:55 PM

    Love it! Oh and, the girl with the black hat rules! She reminds me of Boy George!

  • Maialuna May 2nd, 2012 6:07 PM

    Oh my gosh. They’re emulating Boy George. *cries* I want to be their friend! No one likes Boy George but me…

  • mwong1025 May 2nd, 2012 6:20 PM

    Love love love the flow of the photos. Did you guys take the first few photos on the N train?

    http://www.style-abuse.blogspot.com

  • blueflowers May 2nd, 2012 6:38 PM

    Boys wearing makeup = HOT!

    • Moxx May 2nd, 2012 9:57 PM

      Agree!

      P.S. #18 boy, you are perfect.

  • JessicaMae May 2nd, 2012 6:57 PM

    Why can’t I be this cool? Or my town? Or my state? *Sigh* Lovely photos though

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Mae-Photography/167841366652018

  • Mags May 2nd, 2012 6:59 PM

    Awesome! You really captured the particular spirit of youth and friendship in these photos. I love them!

  • Sphinx May 2nd, 2012 7:10 PM

    I love these!
    WHAT is going on in pic 18?
    So awesome!

  • lylsoy May 2nd, 2012 7:42 PM

    Oh Yeah! Love this 90-ies gypsy-style mix, the hats and the make up and just the way they look- like they are the kings of the city! That really reminds me of my brother, too because he had a similar style and attitude as a teen.
    http://lylsoy.blogspot.com.au/

  • M. Kitka May 2nd, 2012 8:50 PM

    SO FABULOUS! THIS! This is amazing and awesome and true and has real people of different sizes and colors and gender-looks and non-traditional beauty and oh oh oh! So good. MOAR PLZ! This is the stuff that is worthy only of the coolest of mags… like roooookie! <3

  • lilylaughs May 2nd, 2012 8:55 PM

    This is actually amazing! Beautiful photos. ROOKIE IS THE BEST!!!

    http://www.sweetindigoroad.blogspot.com/

  • unefillecommetoi May 2nd, 2012 10:14 PM

    super ochentas (:
    i like how real life they look hah like it’s just friends out. or maybe it is?

  • yourface May 2nd, 2012 10:34 PM

    Do you shop at metropolis vintage? The sweater and Jacket look like they are from there.

  • Sputnick May 2nd, 2012 10:35 PM

    What book are they looking through on the 20th picture?

  • Nikkitheboss May 3rd, 2012 12:18 AM

    OhMyGodOhMyGodOhMyGodOhMyGodOhMyGodOhMyGodOhMyGod.
    I pay a lot of money for that big gold chain. Let me buy it off you?

    • Jamie May 3rd, 2012 2:16 AM

      i got one at a yard sale for ten cents. look for gold chain belts and wear them as necklaces!

  • Eliza May 3rd, 2012 12:55 AM

    Hey, are the girls in the 16th photo sisters?

  • hillary May 3rd, 2012 2:53 AM

    LOVE THIS!
    it’s like they raided the closets of boy george and ricky vasquez (my fashion idol) and then decided to throw a fashion show!

  • Eva May 3rd, 2012 6:14 AM

    This is SO Cool !

  • Mila May 3rd, 2012 7:54 AM

    god, this is awesome!
    kinda reminds me of spike lees “do the right thing”.

  • Caden May 3rd, 2012 8:06 AM

    These are like nothing I’ve ever seen before!! What an incredibly talented and creative photographer. Wow. Just.. Wow!

    Caden x
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/pinkpoppies1991

  • Jesss May 3rd, 2012 12:29 PM

    so so so good!

  • LoveThisSite May 3rd, 2012 1:39 PM

    I can’t stop looking at these photographs… haha! Simply Awesome.

  • victoria May 4th, 2012 7:34 AM

    I feel like from 24 onwards there is more of an “aesthetic thread” that binds everything together, and the collages are super duper badassery, but other than that I’m sorry but I really am not that crazy about these. :(

  • Sea goddess May 4th, 2012 4:54 PM

    Ohhhh these pictures are sososo amazing, i can say this is my favorite rookie photoshoot!!

  • meels May 5th, 2012 5:41 AM

    That guy is gorgeous!! This shoot is so new romantic and Boy George esque

  • rockslita May 7th, 2012 11:43 AM

    Incredible!!

  • jess May 9th, 2012 3:49 PM

    Amazing!
    Looks to me like a mixture of mods, chavs and ‘hipsters’.

  • cool May 22nd, 2012 10:09 AM

    Does anyone know what label the multi color jacket is?!?!

  • venusinutero May 29th, 2012 4:00 PM

    ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!

    I remember having similar impromptu photo shoots in high school after school.

    Take me back to the days…