Thursday, February 4, 2010

On the Street….Back to Barcelona, Spain

Some of my Barcelona shots had to wait till the GQ issue I was shooting them for finally hit the stands.

When I first saw this guy from across the street, I thought he was wearing some kind of crazy suspenders. As it turns out he had just delivered some art supplies….sometimes confusion breeds inspiration. I mean, suspenders that hook into your belt loops seems very Ann Demeulemeester

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

On the Street….Friends & Family, Milano

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

On the Street….Jacques, Pitti Uomo

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Kid’s Alright

Thanks everyone for your sincere responses to yesterday’s “grace” post. It’s one of the posts I’m most proud of and it didn’t even have a photograph. Hmmm…maybe I really have to work on this writing thing a bit more.

Anyway, to bring this discussion full circle, I received this email from my 11 year old yesterday written in giant pink letters.

“hi its me, izzy. u told me 2 send u an email asking u 2 send me pics so cool. yea…
love you…
*i did the big font just 4 u! “

Well, my kids might need help with “please” and “thank you” but they’re on the right track for gracefulness.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

On the Street….Seventies Chic, Pitti Uomo

Wouldn’t The Brady Bunch been so much cooler if this gentleman played Mike Brady.

Monday, February 1, 2010

On the Street….Via Pontaccio, Milano

Sunday, January 31, 2010

On the Street….Alexander McQueen Shop Window, NYC

Alexander McQueen and Dries Van Noten were the two shows I was most excited to see during my first Paris fashion week.

To me, McQueen represented the drama of fashion. He represented the conflict and harmony of being a craftsman and an artist – Savile Row training, runway dreaming.

There are people in fashion I always figured I’d meet sooner or later.
I’d meet them in a very natural way (introduced by a mutual friend at a party or something) and the encounter would be so much more meaningful that way. McQueen was one of those people I felt I had time to meet. I almost wanted to save him for later. Not a conscious effort but just a concept. Well…I’m sad that won’t be the case.

I hope we all remember him for the genius he brought to fashion.

ps. I’m rereading what I wrote and what has been written on other sites and blogs.

All very nice but I still feel so unsatisfied, so empty, even a little mad.

When a bigtime movie star or politician dies someone like Tom Brokaw has always been there to help put it into perspective.

If it was a sports star, fans would talk about it for days on talk radio.

However, for someone that loves fashion Alexander McQueen is just gone and no one seems to be able to make sense of it.

There doesn’t seem to be anywhere to turn to make it feel right or understandable.

I don’t have any answers for you either. All I know is this sucks.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

His Card Reads, Dott. Gianluigi Vernet, Milano

Sunday, January 31, 2010

On the Street….Sunday Stroll, Milano

Sunday, January 31, 2010

On the Street….Brown & Orange p.2, Pitti Uomo

Yes, I know I have been a little heavy on the mens photos lately but NYC fashion week starts tomorrow!!