A Beautiful Way to Relive Your Teenage Angst

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Olivia Bee's Untitled (Ponytail), 2010.Photo: © Olivia Bolles

Known for capturing dreamy portraits of teenage love and angst, the 22-year-old photographer Olivia Bee was something of a teenage wunderkind herself, rising from her high-school darkroom to shooting a Converse ad at the age of 15. The book Olivia Bee: Kids in Love, out this month from Aperture, showcases some of her earliest Polaroids and staged snapshots with friends. Featuring an interview with Tavi Gevinson, the collection traces adolescence as a two-part story, from female friendship to first-time experiences, like sex and drugs, while holding onto a certain nostalgia — Bee captures basketball courts and summer watermelon, pink-streaked hair, and Fourth of July sparklers. Click ahead to see her evocative photographs.