JKISSI : It simply amazes me how photos are captured of ordinary stylish people on the streets from all around the world. The Internet is a amazing source fueling photographers to take pictures of people who are “fashionable”. I use the word “fashionable” wisely because to a individual stylish and fashionable can only be labeled from the person viewing another. You see varying styles from different people which you yourself may not be able to pull off, but simply appreciate it. Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist) has inspired a lot of people with fashion blogs to do what he has made popular, and that is capturing the way people dressed that caught the naked eye. He explains his philosophy here ” I thought I could shoot people on the street the way designers looked at people, and get and give inspiration to lots of people in the process. My only strategy when I began The Sartorialist was to try and shoot style in a way that I knew most designers hunted for inspiration”. You can recognize Scott Schuman’s pictures from a photography standpoint quite easily. The focused subject, low aperture background which blurs the background, and last but not least the person who expresses themselves in the photos are all involved. I have to say from viewing pictures and people from all around the world I’m always amazed by the city of Stockholm. I definitely have to book my ticket to Sweden in the near future. If you are interested in seeing more fashion from around the world, (just to name a few) check out Jak & Jil, and Style Sightings.
Pictures taken from The Sartorialist
My own story ensues on my way to work as I took the back streets of Crosby St. to avoid the busy Broadway traffic, I ran into a photographer. He wanted to take my picture and I was already late for work, but of course I agreed to make it happen. If I remember correctly he shot with a Nikon D80 accompanied by a 50 mm 1.8 lens. The important thing of shooting people you don’t know is making sure they are at a level of comfortability as you snap your pictures. Deciding on a location we talked about style, and fashion a quick way to connect with people. His name is Guerre and his site is located here where you could see other photos of stylish individuals. We shot the photos quickly and were stopped by tourist because one girl swore up and down she had seen me model before somewhere. I didn’t want her hopes to be up, so how could I disagree.
Brands above include – Levis / Uniqlo (2) / LL Bean * It was raining earlier *
Photos by Guerre