Eye Candy

The Day the World Turned Day-Glo

A weird and wonderful utopia.


  • rosiesayrelax February 5th, 2013 3:07 PM

    Well. This is trippy.


  • whodatgal February 5th, 2013 3:18 PM

    this is so perfect omg.

  • Isabelle97 February 5th, 2013 3:26 PM

    aww, I love these. Especially #9 for some reason :)

  • Mary the freak February 5th, 2013 3:30 PM

    THESE ARE SO AWESOME. Really, like, how dreams look like. <3


  • AnnaH February 5th, 2013 3:34 PM

    I love all of them (especially the second one) they are incredibly gorgeous


  • DreamBoat February 5th, 2013 3:46 PM

    This is so so so so rad! It’s one of the most innovative/creative collections I’ve ever seen! The colors and art and GLITTER are PERFECT! LAURA RULES OK GUYS


  • katie February 5th, 2013 4:19 PM

    i find something about this slightly frightening

  • Roz G. February 5th, 2013 4:32 PM

    simply brilliant! One of my favorite eye candys yet! :)

  • anna rose February 5th, 2013 4:42 PM

    favorite rookie photoset

  • ellamccartney February 5th, 2013 4:43 PM

    these are glorious!

  • zombiesockmonkey February 5th, 2013 4:58 PM

    wait everyone doesn’t see the world like this?

  • maddie123 February 5th, 2013 5:06 PM

    These kinds of photos are rad! You can almost feel the emotional depth in them, and tell that they aren’t just some ‘trippy photos’. They have substance and feelings, I love them!

  • AmyL February 5th, 2013 5:07 PM

    #9 is absolutely perfect!! I want to live here!!!


  • hiraari February 5th, 2013 5:10 PM

    I can’t chose a favorite one.
    I CAN’T

  • Dylan February 5th, 2013 6:19 PM


  • sneakybacon February 5th, 2013 6:24 PM

    these are really really lovely, but i dont think a photograph is necessarily a set and codified thing, i think a photograph can be just as abstract and changeable as a painting, especially when photographers play on the notion that people believe a photograph to accurately document objective truth. looking at surrealist photographers who were the first to play with that idea, they create really realistic pictures that actually make no sense when analysed or are not all they seem – their way of saying the world doesn’t make sense and just as when a person sees, they see something different from what everyone else sees; when a person looks through a camera they capture their vision not the truth. but i like what you’ve done, its you’re vision of the world and you’ve let us see that, i just believe it can be done with glitter and without xx

    • Lauren Poor February 5th, 2013 7:27 PM

      i agree with you, i think often photographs are seen as “the truth” or as “reality” and for me, putting paint and glitter on a photograph makes it more obvious that a photograph is someone’s interpretation of reality… not saying photographs w/out glitter are more like reality, i just try to assert the idea that photographs are something separate from what they are of in a more obvious way i think.

  • catpower44 February 5th, 2013 6:38 PM

    Lauren! These are so pretty and cool! My favourite is #10, but I love them all!


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  • Ladymia69 February 5th, 2013 6:53 PM

    Best comment ever.

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  • GlitterKitty February 5th, 2013 7:21 PM

    That was frightening and fascinating at the same time.

  • Microbyte1 February 5th, 2013 7:23 PM

    beautiful !

  • thefilmrookie February 5th, 2013 7:30 PM

    these are so great!


  • StrawberryTwist February 5th, 2013 8:26 PM

    I love the colors in this! It’s so beautiful! :)


  • love_soup February 5th, 2013 8:36 PM

    these are nice :)

  • izi February 5th, 2013 9:27 PM

    okay i am seriously freaked out! this morning i watched ghost world for the first time and then i saw a ton of ghost world stuff randomly on tumblr. then i listened to the day the world turned day glo for the first time this afternoon and now I see this! WHAT THE HECK UNIVERSE?!

  • katharine February 5th, 2013 9:50 PM

    A little bit scared of the colors, but I still wish the world looked like that…


  • jenaimarley February 5th, 2013 10:12 PM

    These are so fresh, Lauren!

    Your exploration into the form of photography and reality reminded me how much I loved learning about the birth of photography in my AP art history class and learning about the way it informed a change in styles / the meaning or purpose of painting (impressionism, post impressionism, cubism, surrealism, etc). It seems like this set makes a cool connection to that transformation in the arts.

  • Kaetlebugg February 5th, 2013 11:04 PM

    I love this! Destroying any and all lines between art, fashion, and craft.

  • Domenic February 5th, 2013 11:13 PM

    I thought these were real people. Very deceptive.

    xx Domenic

  • Mintvirgin February 5th, 2013 11:33 PM

    I think these photos are… normal. I am sorry but I haven’t enjoyed this very much.


  • LilySew February 6th, 2013 5:16 AM

    I love how surreal these are – while still retaining the specialness that photographs hold. Amazing work :D :D


  • Atalanta February 6th, 2013 9:06 AM

    these are incredible wow

  • Alex S. February 6th, 2013 10:48 AM

    Ugh so beautiful and lovely Lauren

  • Pearl February 6th, 2013 1:43 PM

    So trippy! Feel like I’m looking at a still of someone’s brain that’s high on mushrooms or something.

  • Bumblecake February 6th, 2013 3:54 PM

    Pictures like this are so strange, because they wouldn’t work if there was no photograph behind it although you can barely see it! Love it though!!


  • chelzilla February 6th, 2013 4:20 PM

    trippy! beautiful! fun <3

  • pinmq February 6th, 2013 10:16 PM

    so pretty, definitely one of my faves photo albums on rookie!

  • bridgezz February 14th, 2013 9:09 AM

    I love this.

  • Emmi February 24th, 2013 1:32 PM

    so glittery and awesome!!!

  • margaret e. May 17th, 2013 11:21 PM

    these are absolutely fantastic! they sort of remind me of animal collective for some reason (that’s a good thing!)

  • Cutesycreator aka Monica June 5th, 2013 3:37 PM

    Wow. I am in awe of these photos. I don’t know what to say. Stunning. Unbelievable. Breathtaking. W O W.

    One of my favorite Rookie photosets ever and that’s saying a lot.