Monday, December 15, 2014

The Screening Room….13 Lessons With Saul Leiter

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Saul Leiter has become an icon of New York street photography and yet to me, he was a bit of a mystery (as I think he was to most people). So I was very happy to see this documentary on iTunes that seemed to just pop-up out of nowhere.

 

It’s not a great documentary, it’s more of a conversation, but it’s still always fascinating to see the simple way an icon goes about his work.

 

Watching the film I discovered that Mr. Leiter was apparently my neighbor! For 60 years he lived just east of where I live now. It would be great to think that at some point we passed each other out on the street. One of the truly great things about New York – you never know who might be living just down the block.

Monday, December 15, 2014

On the Street….Fourth Ave., New York

Saturday, December 13, 2014

On the Street…Lost In Varanasi, India

Friday, December 12, 2014

Purposeful Design: 2016 Ford Explorer at the L.A. Auto Show

I always learn new things about design when I’m collaborating, and working with Ford at the Los Angeles Auto Show last month was no exception. Check out the video I shot with them to hear my thoughts on the all-new design and purposeful attention to detail of the 2016 Ford Explorer.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Frida Giannini Leaving Gucci…Who’s Next?

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Frida Giannini’s reign at Gucci is over.

 

Riccardo Tisci is speculated as a front runner to take over for her, but it seems he’s built a whole world and culture around his vision of the Givenchy brand.

 

There’s a lot of names being thrown around, but I’d love to see Proenza Schouler in that position. I have no idea if they have any contracts that prevent them from doing a job like that, but I just feel that they have that edge of sexiness and the ability to play on an international stage.

 

Friday, December 12, 2014

On the Street…Andrea, Dubai

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

On the Street…Varanasi, India

I just love this image. I don’t know why. I’m actually thinking about making a print and hanging it in a cute corner of my apartment.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Long White Gloves for Bicycling, Varanasi, India

After yesterday’s post on long white gloves was published, my assistant pointed out that the first two images were actually of the same woman. Because my schedule in India was so unstructured, I would have thought the chances of shooting the same woman twice would have been infinitesimal.

 

To see someone, halfway around the world, with my same passion for mixing color and pattern, made me feel an instant kinship to this mystery woman.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Valentino Haute Couture, New York City

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Varanasi Micro-Trend: Long White Gloves for Bicycling

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I love the speed, strength, and vitally you see in these young, mobile woman.

 

I’m very happy that I was able to document this beautiful expression considering I was usually sitting in the the back of a rickshaw, heading equally fast in the opposite direction.  (If you notice the eye angle of these shots is slightly different than past bicycle shots it’s because, in the rickshaw, I was usually sitting slightly higher than the subject.)

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