A generation of girls grew up with Valerie Phillips's work pinned on their bedroom walls. The self- confessed Peter Pan is famous for capturing the essence of female youth-girls who boldly unravel their individual quirks before the camera, with loads of spark and beautifully unpredictable things going on in their heads. In this personally curated volume, Phillips has selected her best work from her limited-edition, self-published books, as well as images from editorials, advertising, and music albums, featuring It Girls such as Sienna Miller, Daisy Lowe, and Florence Welch. Another Girl Another Planet gives a personal and instinctive view of the girl experience, with honest portraits of young women captured uninhibited in their unique universes. These images celebrate the exploration of personal style, the female spirit, the beauty found in idiosyncrasy, and the fierceness that comes from the weird, crazy, cool day-to-day of being a girl. Produced with four unique covers, this empowering volume will be a treasured collector's item and serve as an indispensable and inspirational style guide for young women.
After growing up in a presanitized New York City, Valerie Phillips's biggest influences as a photographer remain the things that she loved as a teen: skateboarding, gymnastics, outsider art, outer space, and punk. She has been exhibited internationally and has self-published eight limited-edition books. Her work is regularly featured and reviewed in the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, Nylon, Teen Vogue, Vice, and Dazed. Arvida Bystrom is a young feminist photographer and online artist, who built her career online and has close to one hundred thousand Instagram followers.