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Published May 13, 2016
Updated May 27, 2018
Published May 13, 2016
Updated May 27, 2018

Photographer Compiles Photos Taken In Teenage Years Into One Dreamy Book

Pre Kiss 2010

Pre-Kiss, 2010. Olivia Bee/Aperture

If you could dive back into your teenage years, what do you think you would you see? For 22-year-old photographer Olivia Bee, that’s not a hypothetical question — her book, Olivia Bee: Kids in Love is a photo documentation of her adolescence, and has garnered the praise of photographers and sportswear companies alike.

“All the photos that I make are love letters,” Bee said. “I think that’s part of being a photographer; you’re taking the world around you and saying, ‘I appreciate this! I’m going to make it into a postcard from my personal world! This is my universe.’”

The photos in her book were all taken between 2008 and 2013, and divided into two sections — fiction and documentary — the latter of which Bee says has a “romantic eye.”

Check out more of Bee’s visions at Slate.

Away 2008

Away, 2008. Olivia Bee/Aperture

Backyard (Eyelids) 2009

Backyard, 2009. Olivia Bee/Aperture

A Century Of Swimsuits — See How Much Has Changed

1893 Bathing Suit

Bathing machines (seen above) were designed to protect the modesty of bathers. Pulled to the edge of the sea by horses, they were moved according to the tides. Would-be bathers then could enter the machine at the back fully clothed and emerge in a swimming costume straight into the sea. Photo: Flickr

From string bikinis to high-waisted bottoms and cutouts, bathing suit options are endless these days — patterns and styles exist for everyone and every body type. But that wasn’t always the case. The swimwear we recognize today didn’t really emerge until the early 1900s, and as these images show, women’s swimwear has definitely come a long way since then.

1951 Swimsuits

In 1946 the two-piece suit emerged. Necklines plunged at the back, sleeves disappeared and sides were cut away and tightened. Three swimsuit models present June 1951 at Paris Molitor open-air swimming pool the new two-piece bikini and matching pareos. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Florence Griffith Joyner

Olympic athlete Florence Griffith Joyner made sporty bathing suits popular in 1988. Photo: Tony Duffy/Getty Images

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