Thursday, November 10, 2011

On the Street….Something in the Air, New York

When I was looking at this shot this morning, I remembered a shot I took back in September.

 

I guess there’s something in the air that smells like American Graffiti?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

On the Street….Union Square, New York

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

All the Pretty Photographers, Part XI

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

On the Street….Prince St., New York

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Steve McCurry Masterclass Videos

Steve McCurry launched a new book this summer with Phaidon, Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs Limited Edition.¬† It’s great, the images are huge and beautiful, and it comes with a print.¬† It’s a little expensive, but really incredible.

 

At the Phaidon website he is also doing a series of 1-minute masterclasses, which I think are excellent resources for any aspiring photographer. ¬†I feel like it’s the advice I would have wanted and imagine I would give now.

 

And if you haven’t had a chance, check out his blog.¬† He is one of the photographers who was at the very core of my inspiration when I started The Sartorialist.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

On the Street…..Elizabeth Street, New York

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

All the Pretty Photographers, Part X

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

On the Street….Prince St., New York

I love that moment in the day when people are going to the gym from work or to home from the gym.  The reality of switching between such different environments and the combinations it creates can often be as inspiring as a runway show.

 

 

 

This is a subgenre of the style world I will be keeping a close eye on for the next few winter months.

 

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

REPOST: On the Street….EOD Spring St., New York

 The other day I posted this image before I had a chance to write the idea behind it.  Well, better late than never.

 

People often say that “style is in the details.” ¬†That might be true, but if you’re looking for inspiration – like I am when I’m shooting – the first impression a look offers can often be more important than the factual details of button size or skirt length.

 

When I spotted this gentleman I loved the contrast of the long, somber, Edgar Allen Poe silhouette topped off by a cheerful, bright knit cap. ¬†However, I was on my bike and he was on his skateboard, the sun was almost completely gone and the hopes of a focused image were pretty slim. ¬†I took a few frames and quickly saw that this wasn’t going to work but when I considered what was actually important to me about the look I realized that those elements were still perfectly intact (and maybe even more pronounced?) without the factual distraction of the surroundings. ¬†

 

At the end of the day this image isn’t about anything other than to remind me to focus/capture what is important to me in any given moment and look. ¬†To let the details slide when it is the “impression” of the look that I want to hold onto!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

On the Street….At Delicatessen, New York