Tuesday, February 17, 2015

On the Street….West St., New York


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Interview with Lucky Magazine…Questions & Answers



What makes a great shot?


For me, a great photograph is broken down into thirds. The first part is the person: the way she stands, the way she holds herself, her persona. Does she have a big persona or a little, quiet persona? Are they bold or kind of shy? The next third is clothing, and what it tells you about the subject. To me it’s like costuming in a movie—the clothes are an important part of imagining what that character is like. Last third: the light. Even if the person doesn’t have great skin or the outfit’s just okay, the light really helps set the mood.



How do you choose who to shoot? 


There’s nothing a person can do [to stand out]. It’s totally my imagination! I shoot as a straight male, so sometimes it’s an attractiveness [that sets someone apart], but a lot of times, it’s the mystery. I don’t get to know a lot of these people very well. I like to imagine them: This girl is really nice; this girl is super-sensitive; this girl is a tomboy, this girl is a really tough New York businesswoman. Posture, I think, is also incredibly important in a photograph. Whether she holds herself in a very delicate way or in a very strong, assertive manner goes into how I shoot someone. It happens very fast, and usually when I see someone I immediately know the feeling I’m getting from them. Do I shoot them in a meek way? A strong way? It’s totally just my ridiculous interpretation.


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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

On the Street….Twenty-Seventh St., New York



Let’s take a closer look at this photograph.


I love the big strokes of color that you see from afar; the deep mustard yellow and the tweedy purples and blues of the coat mellowed by the cream sweater. But when you look closer the beautiful print of the pink blouse is such a good metaphor for spring trying to break out under its winter layers.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

On the Street….Twenty-Second St., New York


Monday, February 16, 2015

Derek Lam…Fall / Winter 2015



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Monday, February 16, 2015

Feeling the Cold…Before Derek Lam, New York


Monday, February 16, 2015

On the Street….Fifteenth St., New York


Monday, February 16, 2015

As We Enter Fashion Week…

Fashion Month kicked off this weekend, and it’s like going back to school.


You see the same friends and cliques and assorted personalities, but with new stories to tell since the last time you saw each other.


One of the cliques that I love the most is the unsung army of pit photographers. Like all of the high profile models and editors who slog from one show to another, they do the same but without the recognition and with a 30 lb bag of equipment.


So here’s a little video I did not too long ago with my good friend Camilla Falquez, that serves to shed a little spotlight on the men and women at the end of the catwalk.

Monday, February 16, 2015

On the Street….Twenty-Second St., New York


Monday, February 16, 2015

Accessories Trend Report…Cross-Body Stoles

A new way to wear your stole, as seen left at Jason Wu and right at Creatures of the Wind.