Eye Candy

School’s Out

Out for summer, out till fall, we might not go back at all.


  • Aurora June 27th, 2013 3:09 PM

    Actual chills. This is one of my favorite Eye Candies so far, and I’ve been following Rookie since the beginning. Beautiful photography, beautiful setting, beautiful people. Great work as always, Petra.

  • thatchocoholic June 27th, 2013 3:32 PM

    Petra <3

  • scin June 27th, 2013 3:38 PM


  • goldielocks June 27th, 2013 3:40 PM

    These photos are all so cool! What camera did you use? :)

  • MabelEnchanted June 27th, 2013 3:43 PM

    Can I have friends like this please?
    This looks like such a nice way to end high school. We did sort of the same thing – me and my friends dressed up as cowboys and indians, as that’s what we were studying in history, and we all went to the park and just messed about.
    All these photos are so satisfying to look at if you get me? They’re so beautiful and fun. I really wish I was there.


  • rowenabee June 27th, 2013 3:44 PM

    Beautiful and sad.

  • Kourtney June 27th, 2013 3:44 PM

    I loved this entire photo set. The finality and love and happiness and acceptance that I sensed from this diary, is something want to feel when I finish high school.

  • Montgomery June 27th, 2013 3:44 PM

    Omg these are soooo awesome. Anna and co are just so….cool. They look like Hollywood actors. I think it’s Petra’s shirt? That says “ya bish” lol. Love it. Everything about this screams good times lol.

  • Chloe22 June 27th, 2013 3:50 PM

    I love these much too much! Even though it was an actual event, they pictures look very styled and beautiful. Your an amazing photographer, Petra!

  • catpower44 June 27th, 2013 4:04 PM

    These are all so beautiful! I love the clothes so much, and the light is gorgeous!

  • mmorsmordree June 27th, 2013 4:12 PM

    Love these so much. Definitely one of my favorites.

  • fayasi June 27th, 2013 4:16 PM

    I’m from Toronto :O Lovely photography; truly captures the bittersweet essence of an ending — and a new beginning!

  • Eryn June 27th, 2013 4:17 PM

    Oh my goodness, this is so perfect. I love how the lighting totally attributes to the nostalgia, and everyone looks so great.


  • flocha June 27th, 2013 4:25 PM

    I wish my school had a party like this


  • lauraunicorns June 27th, 2013 4:45 PM

    Everything Petra does is just perfect… no matter what the subject is, they all just seem to have this bittersweet feeling that connects them. I feel like I’m looking at pictures from another time. Well done Rookie, as always!


  • Juli June 27th, 2013 5:05 PM

    Is this seriously a real group of real students? I’ve never seen so many amazingly cool looking people in one place. And I’m from Canada.

  • juliaaa June 27th, 2013 5:06 PM

    god i want my highschool years too end like this. Petra’s photography captured beautiful, natural moments, shes amazing.

  • justsomeone June 27th, 2013 5:14 PM

    I loved these! Amazing work Petra.

  • MSFIN June 27th, 2013 5:15 PM

    this photo set is such a good grungy happy high school dream, loving it

  • kathryn-s June 27th, 2013 5:17 PM

    they are all so perfect i can’t ugh

    • kathryn-s June 27th, 2013 5:21 PM

      and by “they” i mean the photos, but also EVERYONE IN THEM

      so lovely

  • Mary the freak June 27th, 2013 5:28 PM

    These are too perfect to words. soooo much perfection!! <33

    you have no idea how awful it is to still have six weeks of school left,being sick and having to wear long pants because it is so terribly cold in germany currently, i am actually freaking out


  • anaisabel13 June 27th, 2013 5:40 PM

    I love this! The mood is really bittersweet and laid back, just like the last day of high school.

  • kirstenjade June 27th, 2013 5:49 PM

    i’m in love with this photo set!! so perfect!! i want to gather my friends and get out my camera right now holy smokes inspiration overload

  • kittyweasel June 27th, 2013 5:49 PM

    Love it. Are they real highschoolers? They are cooler than I ever was. Damn.

  • Sophie ❤ June 27th, 2013 5:50 PM

    This was probably the best eye candy ever! I especially loved the fourth pic- it reminds me of friendships I’ve had (that still exist!)
    Thanks, Rookie, for making my day!


  • Masch June 27th, 2013 5:54 PM

    This is beautiful, definitely the best Eye Candy I’ve seen yet (of course the others are amazing too, no question!)
    This really touched me since I graduated just a few days ago and now everything as I know it is coming to an end.
    Thank you for this, Rookie. That’s the reason why you are my favourite magazine/thing in the world.

  • limegreensunset June 27th, 2013 6:18 PM

    love these!!!!!


  • gracey June 27th, 2013 6:52 PM

    …are these real people?
    i’m going to be a senior this fall and no one at my school is even close to being this fashionable/grungey/attractive.

    • Maddy June 27th, 2013 10:11 PM

      Yeah my school probs has a couple who look naturally like this but alas I am not one of them

  • GlitterKitty June 27th, 2013 6:57 PM

    Toronto! Why don’t I go to this high school ahhhh it looks so beautiful and magical.

  • Dylan June 27th, 2013 8:19 PM

    Oh okay so Petra this is actually perfect

  • julianna18 June 27th, 2013 8:25 PM

    where can i get a “ya bish” shirt… damn

  • loonylizzy June 27th, 2013 9:07 PM

    this is so amazing! i can only hope that my graduation party is this gorgeous… :)


  • RadGranny June 27th, 2013 9:58 PM

    so many cute boys. cute boys in the grass. cute boys on the phone. cute boys wrestling on the ground. cute boys walking. cute boys in a tree. cute boys on the roof. cute boys kissing pretty girls. cute boys everywhere. wow.

    • kathryn-s June 28th, 2013 12:06 AM

      i agree wholeheartedly.

      p.s. i have looked at this collection of photos approximately eight times today

  • sa93 June 27th, 2013 10:00 PM

    Can’t we all agree that smoking with all the scientific research we have is just crazy so why would it be promoted in this idyllic photoshoot – loved it especially the senior t-shirts – reminiscent of movie, dazed and confused… but for how concerned Rookie is with women’s health – maybe tell photographs not to include it….

    • sa93 June 27th, 2013 10:01 PM


    • Melisa June 28th, 2013 2:51 AM

      I’d say not because it depicts real-life without judging. I think this is important when capturing something real, espesh a kind of visual diary like this. Also, photographs of smoking doesn’t mean Rookie is promoting/condoning it nor criticizing it.

  • Maddy June 27th, 2013 10:10 PM

    I think I need to convince my class officers that our seniors shirts should look like this instead of Class of SW14G sigh

  • Rosie June 27th, 2013 11:18 PM

    *deep sigh* this is beautiful

  • lolsmileyface June 27th, 2013 11:37 PM

    This is Rosedale Heights School of the Arts right? Everyone looks so cool

  • katiebell929929 June 27th, 2013 11:46 PM

    Petra! What did you use to get the super-dreamy effect on all of these pictures???? Especially the sunset pictures! It’s so fantastic! It reminds me of like a virgin suicides dream world but very highschool and bittersweet. (If that makes sense??!!)

  • Ozma June 27th, 2013 11:47 PM

    Oh my gosh! These are so fantastic!

  • vanessaishere June 27th, 2013 11:58 PM

    these are so excellent <3

  • fashionforteens June 28th, 2013 12:26 AM

    I just finished high school and wish we had something like this. This set is basically all that I had hoped high school would be.

  • Sonya June 28th, 2013 12:45 AM

    this is so good i actually feel like crying

  • Flyer June 28th, 2013 1:11 AM

    SUper nostalgic but the cigarettes!

  • allyishere June 28th, 2013 1:21 AM

    every single photo here is so perfect, another amazing shoot from petra. why wasn’t life like this when i finished school?

    • allyishere June 28th, 2013 1:27 AM

      and so many cute boys and cute style oh my

  • astoldbyal June 28th, 2013 1:43 AM

    Great photography, but it’s funny that other people pointed out just what I was thinking! These people all somehow look like models, which is so different from my school. Must be something in the water I guess, haha!

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  • JENNIIRV June 28th, 2013 3:41 AM

    This is so beautiful Petra and ugh I’m getting chills of nostalgia and i haven’t even graduated yet

  • calita June 28th, 2013 3:54 AM

    oh these are amazing!

  • roosa June 28th, 2013 4:55 AM

    oh how perfect these all are. i could stare at number 33 forever, it’s just magical.

  • AliceS June 28th, 2013 5:13 AM

    This is so… One of my favorite Eye Candy, probably. It makes me miss my last day of high school and all the last things of my life.


  • Kamila June 28th, 2013 5:35 AM

    Foooooox, why are you so beautiful?

  • RhiaSnape June 28th, 2013 5:40 AM

    Wow, this photoset is so cool, why couldn’t I do this when I left school this month? I mean, okay, I was leaving secondary school which is less of a milestone, but still. Beautiful pictures.

  • jahia June 28th, 2013 6:06 AM

    omg, those shirts are just like ones in dazed and confused!

    i wish my high school was even just a percent as wonderful as this one seems. :-(


  • BabyCthulhu June 28th, 2013 7:11 AM

    Reminds me of my last day of primary school

  • anton June 28th, 2013 8:00 AM

    These are so beautiful!

  • AidaA June 28th, 2013 8:52 AM

    The are amazing. I think this is probably one of my favourite eye candy things now! My last day of secondary school was kind of like this



  • yas pilli June 28th, 2013 9:05 AM

    I wanna go to Toronto

  • wallflower152 June 28th, 2013 9:40 AM

    So pretty. : )

  • Chloe June 28th, 2013 11:34 AM

    ahhh this is my school!! yay high park was the best, these photos bring back so many memories from that night!

  • fromanotherearth June 28th, 2013 1:00 PM

    Oh my god this is an absolute dream! It captures the exact epitome of the end of school/goodbyes/summer and I feel the nostalgia even though I’m not graduating yet. I LOVE THIS <3

  • lizziefranalan June 28th, 2013 2:58 PM

    I love this :)

  • Cactus Woman June 29th, 2013 12:05 AM

    Ahhhhhhh I’m so conflicted with this photo set! It’s so pretty but the feels are killing me!

    Part of me is saying “look at all those cool kids sitting on the roof, they are so cool and so stylish.”

    Part of me is saying “smoking = bad.”

    Part of me is saying “this is so unrealistic! everyone is model-status pretty and having such a dream-like time!”

    Part of me is saying “why the hell didn’t we do something like that at my school? we have a big park right nearby and everyone would be down to do it! it’s such a good idea!”

    And of course part of me is crying for lack of gorge bf to make out with super romantically on the last day of high school… :’(

    In conclusion, this set seems to be good for my eyes but bad for my heart…

    • barbroxursox June 30th, 2013 5:38 PM

      Hahaha I felt exactly the same way! Actually our school had a picnic at a nearby park but I hate 95+% of the people who go to my school so my friends and I decided to eat and go thrifting while everyone else was at the park…

  • kendallpanda June 29th, 2013 4:47 PM

    oh dear why isn’t this my life <3
    I love it xox

  • bridiebird June 30th, 2013 6:38 AM

    This is gorgeous and heart breaking at the same time. I don’t know why.

  • Rainbow Dash June 30th, 2013 2:55 PM

    Wow. I get tears in my eyes when I look at this. It’s so personal, yet you can really relate to it. And Petra, your photos are the best <3

  • barbroxursox June 30th, 2013 5:39 PM

    Wow, this is actually perfect and I want to be/fall in love with every single person in the photos… haha I’m sorry


  • Nomali July 1st, 2013 7:04 AM

    Petra 4Life!!! Just given me a glimpse of my fading youth in 51 shots. Luh it.


  • superkat July 3rd, 2013 6:14 PM

    i see people i know!! hahahah!!!

  • mitch July 5th, 2013 3:23 PM

    Love this! Spotted myself in the background of photo 50.

  • xoxololita July 15th, 2013 4:55 AM

    and this Petra, my dear…
    is why you are my favorite<3


  • LittleMary July 17th, 2013 2:36 AM

    it is so beautiful. so cute. I studied in a shitty school in a small town and was happy to run away from there. I do not recall my school

  • victoria August 8th, 2013 1:56 AM

    sobbin’ lyk a baby

  • speakthroughvision September 5th, 2013 4:31 PM

    this is so beautiful! 25 is so adorable <3 I wish for my senoir year to be as good as this. I grew up in toronto and I've been to high park many times. What a great setting!

  • lucy97 September 5th, 2013 4:47 PM

    so in love with these pictures.

  • imeksav October 19th, 2013 3:30 PM

    these shirts need to be made and sold somewhere because me and my friends are some bitchin hawt seniors