Friday, October 11, 2013

The Sartorialist Editorial for Tank Magazine

The other day I mentioned that a photographer has to be spontaneous. This photo shoot with Tank is another perfect example of how important it is to just go with the flow. This photo shoot was pitched as a “Day in the Life” of Crystal Renn.

 

The first shot I envisioned was a simple scene of her in the kitchen, maybe making coffee and doing the dishes. Simple, domestic living. However, as soon as I raised the camera for the first shot, Crystal raised the knife and it became “Crystal” clear to me how this shoot was going to go. As you can see in the following images, it turned out to be much more fun than my original vision and potentially a lot closer to what her real daily life is like…or so I will forever imagine.

 

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Friday, October 11, 2013

On the Street…Arco della Pace, Milan

Friday, October 11, 2013

On the Street….Les Tuileries, Paris

Thursday, October 10, 2013

On the Street…Via Bergognone, Milan

Thursday, October 10, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…..Taking Notes

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Sartorialist for Belstaff

 

As a photographer, you learn how to accept the unexpected. When a friend of mine, Emilie Hawtin, asked me to do a series of images for Belstaff while I was in London, it was conceived as a series of action shots during a rehearsal session with a group of ruggedly turned out motorcyclists. I was imagining the contrary of Hell’s Angels.

 

But, things don’t always turn out as planned. The field turned into a parking garage, day turned into night and action turned into still portraits. The only lighting source I could find in this parking garage was an exposed fluorescent bar placed low enough on the wall to provide a beautiful contrast light for a portrait. Since these adjustments had to be made on the fly, we only had about 5 minutes per portrait. However, by giving into the spirit of spontaneity, we came up with a beautiful series of portraits that are posted on the Belstaff site.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

On the Street…..The Student on Rue des Rosiers, Paris

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

On the Street….Arco della Pace, Milan

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…..Phil Oh

My vote for Most Stylish Street Style Photographer would have to go to Phil Oh of Street Peeper. His style is not as over the top as a lot of the other photographers, but (like him) it’s subtle and complex.  He’s consistently good at mixing patterns and color.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

On the Street…..Crosby St., New York