Petra Collins

A look at… Petra Collins, a Toronto-born visual artist Petra Collins and resident photographer at Rookie magazine.

Collins’s series, The Teenage Gaze, is a powerful and honest capture of everyday adolescence. It is an engaging record of young girls hanging out, killing time, having girly chats, smoking, making out… the essence of teen years.  Browsing through the images, i get flashbacks of that perpetual feeling of boredom, desperately being misunderstood, and the heavy awkwardness which came with those transitional years.