Vans Classics +
Concepted and produced a curated photo project capturing the Vans Girls Classic culture through the eyes of two photographers, Olivia Bee and Petra Collins, and their friends. Shot in their own environment, all surrounding the Original Vans Classic Slip-on.
Photographers: Petra Collins + Olivia Bee
Art Direction: Liam Cassidy + Tait Hawes
the Portland crew
Photographer: Olivia Bee
Olivia Bee’s résumé reads like a fashion wish list: Hermès, Levi’s, Aritzia, Converse. Her work has been commissioned by the world’s most prestigious newspapers and publishing houses. These facts alone make her remarkable, but there’s another reason everyone can’t stop talking about the sought-after photographer: She’s 19 years old.
The Portland native has gained major buzz for her dreamy pictures—often featuring her friends as subjects—and she’s showing no signs of stopping. (“I’d love to direct movies,” she told us. “That’s definitely where I’m going next.”)
the Brooklyn crew
Photographer: Petra Collins
Petra Collins (born December 21, 1992) is a Canadian portraiture photographer, fashion photographer and fashion designer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
At 19, Petra Collins is casting director for iconic photographer Richard Kern, staff photographer for Rookie and curates her own online collective for female creatives, The Ardorous.