Thursday, May 28, 2009

On the Street……Dots or Spots, Milano

Thursday, May 28, 2009

On the Street……Write On!, Milano

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jim Thompson, Designer of Three Over One, Sydney

Describe the Three Over One brand?
Three Over One is influenced by a British working man?s wardrobe from the 1930?s and 40?s and vintage American sportswear. The collection has a rugged and relaxed elegance with an appreciation of the attitudes, style, quality and workmanship of the past.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

On the Street……The Dancer, Melbourne

I think he is so unusually beautiful. The posture, the masculine neck, the small almost elfin ears, and the way his clothes hang on him.

I’m often asked in interviews what I look for when I’m out shooting. I reply that I just try to keep my mind open so I can see what I’m not expecting. This is a perfect example. I would never say I was looking for this type of shot, but when I see it I can’t pass it up.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

On the Street……Duotone, Milan

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fast Company’s 100 “Most Creative People in Business”

Fast Company released their list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business, and I made it on the list!!!! (barely)

When we got the magazine and started flipping through it to find where I was on the list of 100, it was like a scene in a sitcom. Tracy, my very capable assistant, started flipping through the list. I wasn’t surprised not to be in the Top 10, or even the Top 30, but we breezed through the 40′s and 50′s, sailed through the 60′s and flew past the 70′s.

In a moment right out of the Honeymooner’s, I finally hit Tracy (my Norton) in the arm and yelled, “Come on!! Start from the back!!”

YES! #98!!!

I’m still very pleased.

Actually, I’ve been reading Fast Company for a long time, and it is a real honor to be in a list with so many visionaries. One of my earliest posts was on an article FC did with Jonathan Ive (who is at the top of this year’s list) on the emotional response to design. The article is still available online and I still think it’s one of the best design articles I have read.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

On the Street……Shark Pants, Sydney

I saw this guy standing in a crowd of people after a fashion show. He looked perfectly normal until the crowd parted just enough to reveal his crazy shark pants. I always love an unexpected touch of humor.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

On the Street…… Madame Chic, Paris

Friday, May 22, 2009

On the Street……Just Off Vittorio St., Sao Paulo

Thursday, May 21, 2009

On the Street……Clinton St., Lower East Side

Thursday, May 21, 2009

On the Street……Vintage in Black & Red, Sydney

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

On the Street……Denim Pants, Sydney

I love the idea of denim pants – especially if they are as well done as these.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

On the Street……Color Steps, Lower East Side

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

On the Street…… A Walk in the Park, Part 2, Paris

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sao Paulo Party Tonight

Well, the little get together in Melbourne was so fun (thanks Melbourne!) that I’m having another little informal party-ish event here in Sao Paulo tonight.

It will be at Nonno Ruggero, a restaurant on the ground floor at Cidade Jardim.

Open bar with DJ @ 7pm

What has been really great, is at these parties there is such a wonderfully diverse mix of styles and people. Melbourne was great because we had tailored guys, vintage ladies, fashion forwarders, denim divas… a real mix in a very casual atmosphere.

I hope you can make it!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

On the Street……Sixth Ave., NYC

I love that girls in NYC wear cute little dresses to ride their bikes.

Hurry up Summer!

Monday, May 18, 2009

On the Street……Fourth St., NYC

It’s great to be back in New York. I love shooting here.

I leave today for S

Monday, May 18, 2009

On the Street……Steal Her Style, NYC

Friday, May 15, 2009

On the Street……Walk in the Park, Paris

Friday, May 15, 2009

On the Street……Couple of Cool, Milano

Thursday, May 14, 2009

On the Street……Young Sydney, Sydney

I don’t know if this shot is from the fashion editor, the photographer or the dad in me. This young lady just looked so charming with her cute but quiet style that I had to take the shot. Maybe it is as simple as I just wanted to share a portrait of a very cool kid from Sydney.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

On the Street……At the Cafe, Paris

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

On the Street…… Rolled Shorts, NYC

This weekend I was shooting a story for Style Piccoli using my kids and a few of their friends as models. I shot Isabel as if she was just learning photography, and shot what she would see around a flea market in NYC. The shots came out great, and I will post more when the issue comes out in June-ish.

However, while we were shooting we ran into this young man with rolled shorts.

Rolled shorts – it brings up a question. What is “fashion” versus what is “style?”

Rolled shorts could easily become a trend or fashion, but unless everyone is doing it (I guess in this case) it would be considered personal style.

Whichever it is, I think it looks great but I’m just not a rolled shorts guy. It is not in my personal style catalog – however if rolled shorts became fashionable I would probably consider them more carefully.

As I write this I am realizing that great personal style is made up of a certain percentage of “always” items and methods, mixed with a certain percentage of “sometimes” fashions, and a certain percentage of “nevers”.

ummm, deep thoughts.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

On the Street……Eva, Milano

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

On the Street……Waiting for Summer, Paris

I was reviewing my archives yesterday to look for ideas on what I wanted to wear this Spring/Summer. I found this shot of my friend Garth wearing a brown cotton windbreaker, I love the shot and realized I hadn’t posted it last Summer (so here it is!).

I love the shape of the jacket, but even more I love the idea of wearing brown this Summer. That shade of brown against tanned skin, and layered with sun-faded shades of pink or purple or even orange could be very cool. I love when I can use my own photos in such a practical way.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

On the Street……The Designed Cover-up, Sydney

As Americans we’re often overly practical. To that end the big t-shirt has become the “cover-up” for most beach excursions. I was very happy to see the young ladies around Sydney sporting more thoughtfully designed cover-ups. My guess is it’s a cultural thing – that they don’t “go to the beach” like we do. I think in Sydney it is more like how we “go to the gym” on a Saturday or after work – just another thing to do during a busy day in paradise.

PS. A few of you commented that the light in Australia seems very different. You’re right. Actually, it is not that different – but since they are going into Winter the sun is much lower in the sky as opposed to in the Summer when it is very high and has a harsh shadowing effect. That’s why I could take a midday beach shot without all of the hard light reflecting off of the sand. Anyway, I don’t know if you needed to know that, but if I am in Sydney or Melbourne every April for the next few years you will know why.

Monday, May 11, 2009

On the Street……Vintage Coat, Sydney

Monday, May 11, 2009

On the Street……Sweater Shorts, Sydney

Sydney weather at this time of year is just like New York. Cool mornings, warm afternoons, and cool evenings – layering like this is a great option. Even without the sweater the look still feels refined with the shirt buttoned-up like that.

Friday, May 8, 2009

On the Street…..Winter Scarf, Summer Style, Sydney

Friday, May 8, 2009

On the Street……Street Peeper, Sydney

Thursday, May 7, 2009

On the Street……Surface Texture in Black, Sydney

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

On the Street……Color Story, Sydney

I don’t know what this means from a fashion perspective, but looking at the crazy confluence of colors alone is totally inspirational to me.

Monday, May 4, 2009

On the Street……Bondi Beach, Sydney

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Return to Melbourne!

I am returning Sunday to Melbourne for a project I’ll be shooting next week.

I would love to meet some of my Melbourne readers.

We will be having a very non-organized party at Cutler & Co in Fitzroy around 8pm tomorrow night.

If you are in the neighborhood please stop by.

Sunday May 3rd, 8pm
Cutler & Co Bar
55-57 Gertrude Street

PS. I will be back for parties in both cities later this year for my book launch.

Friday, May 1, 2009

On the Street……Sydney Winter, Sydney

Friday, May 1, 2009

On the Street……Walking Shorts, Sydney