“We could never understand why the girls cared so much about being mature, or why they felt compelled to compliment each other, but sometimes, after one of us had read a long portion of the diary out loud, we had to fight back the urge to hug one another or tell each other how pretty we were. We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing which colors went together... We knew finally that the girls were really woman in diquise, that they understood love even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.” - Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides .


I've had this idea in mind for a few months now and was excited to finally bring it to life with the help of Brian, his cousin Rachael, Theodore the Octopus, and the empty house next door to his uncle's.


I wanted to portray the insecurities and tribulations of teenage girls.. something I don't know anything about.


Model: Rachael

  • Rachel.Alexander. 3y

    The pool water adds so much. And I love her body language, it really portrays insecure/self conscious.
  • Ann Johansson 3y

    Oh..I really like her skintone, it´s so raw, so real. And the composition is great.
  • nikolas brummer 3y

    this is mind-blowing. I love how you linked such a good movie with this photo ... the details in this photo, every single things seems to have its purpose and nothing is there "because it simply happened". fascinating!
  • K.Nadja 3y

    I guess everything was said so far! But this photo is simply stunning! The story behind it and literally everything else is so strong and powerful! It is not really describable!!
  • Louis Gély 3y

    Superb image! I hope Theodor is going well :D Girls are really hard to understand... I'm still trying to understand my wife :D
  • Mohammad Saiful Islam 3y

    really a fantastic work....
    absolutely brilliant...
    liked ur words as well....
  • Hannah Kemp PRO 3y

    The octopus is crazy cool.
  • Roy Maano 3y

    wow scary! love the atmosphere of the image..great job! love the title too!
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  • Juliet Paez 3y

    WOW!!!! I don't have words.
  • Anna Nouet 3y

    Tout le mystère de cette image réside dans les couleurs, c'est magnifique !
  • · be yourself 3y

    The skin looks awesome !
  • Valeria Heine 3y

    This is so good.
  • Kiwii Studio 3y

    So weird !wow...
  • Gonzaga Manso 3y

  • Kombizz Kashani PRO 3y

    good one
  • Heatspine 3y

    you are an amazing person.
  • Solon Baltar 3y

    i´m sorry, dont get me wrong - i like this portrait a lot - but every time i look ad it, i remember this: hahaha (:
  • Matheus silva 3y

    very cool and love edition
  • Kenneth Vogelsberg 1y

    great shot.brave model!
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