Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

This weekend I was reading a great article in Fantastic Man about superstar stylist Joe McKenna.

 

This part of the article really struck me:

 

By his early teens, McKenna was scouring jumble sales with a school friend, trying to replicate the looks they’d seen on the pages of magazines like 19 or Honey. “Then we’d go back to my house, and I’d put a white sheet up in our loft; we’d do the hair and the make-up like we’d seen in her magazine,” he says.  ”And I had a little 35mm camera so we’d have fashion shoots. I don’t know what for.”

 

I’ve heard a lot lately from the fashion establishment about how different fashion was “back in our day,”  but the same desire that drove Joe McKenna to create these unseen editorials is the same desire that gave rise to fashion blogs today.

 

Had the technology been available, I bet Joe McKenna would have been a fashion blogger.

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

On the Street….Chinatown, New York

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

On the Street…Ninth St., New York

I caught her!

 

The second shot gives you an idea of how hard it is to catch a young lady moving very fast on her bike while I try to shoot her (moving slightly less fast) from my bike, all while shooting with a 100mm lens during a setting sun.

Monday, April 29, 2013

If You’re Thinking About……All White

Monday, April 29, 2013

Spring Wishlist……Something Missoni

I thought the Missoni Spring 2013 collection was one of the strongest of the season.

 

I loved the sneakers in the show and the very subtly layered cargo shorts.

 

However, I think if I was going to buy one item from this collection, it would have to be one of their signature knits – maybe the polo above left but in the color story of the knit above right.  But then again, those sneakers are very cool.

Monday, April 29, 2013

On the Street……Fourth Ave., New York

Sunday, April 28, 2013

On the Street….West 38th St., New York

80612Cart6427Web1You rarely see carts like this in the Garment District anymore.

 

I’ve had two prints of carts wrapped like this hanging above my desk.  When I’m on the phone or daydreaming I let my eyes just run along the twisting, curving lines of this image.

Friday, April 26, 2013

On the Street…..Fourth Ave., New York

Friday, April 26, 2013

On the Street…..Union Square, New York

Friday, April 26, 2013

What’s Going on This Weekend?

I’m stuck in the city this weekend with time to shoot. Anything cool in the tri-state-ish area that I can’t miss? I’m open to suggestions.  As you can see from the pictures, it could be sports, dance, cultural….it just has to have some obvious visual elements that I would be able to shoot? Waiting to hear from you, Philadelphia! Waiting to hear from you, Boston! Waiting to hear from you, Princeton!