This photo set was sent to us by reader Sophia Bennett Holmes, a 17-year-old art student in Brooklyn. The pictures were all taken in her own neighborhood, Park Slope. Sophia styled the photos, and her friend Lua Beaulieu is the model. Hair by Sophia. All clothes, Sophia’s own. Sophia’s Flickr is here.
Hello, you. June’s theme will be LONGING. Unlike more-acute forms of desire like desperation or need, longing is a sweet ache—more pining for something than dying for it. It’s nostalgia, homesickness, boredom, a persistent feeling of lack, dreaming of escape/the future. It’s summer: summer homes & cottages, stuffy summer bedrooms, sun-bleached memories of summers past. The shadow of September that hangs over June. It’s secret hangouts, crushes, unrequited love. Send what you’ve got here, and thanks. ♥
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