Dear readers, dear friends. Imagine you’ve worked hard on writing a book and discover that someone just copied your book and put his name on it ! Imagine you direct a movie and that someone comes in your set with his camera to tape what you are directing ? Would you like it ? NO ! Me neither.
I am happy and angry. I am happy because I can feel that I progess in my art of humanist street style and fashion week photography. I am angry because I can’t stand any more that category of photographers that likes to follow your steps, hide in your back and take in pictures the shooting you just set up. Especially if you have just 15 seconds to set your shooting up before the arrival of the greed copycat non creative photographers, or if those photographers have already taken in pictures this beutiful woman but realize that your (my) pictures are far more beautiful thank theirs own (stupides non creative) pictures. Every fashion week I ask them to stop it, inviting them to be creative instead. But it’s too much to ask seemingly and at CHANEL I get upset, really.
You’ve seen the huge amount and still growing number of photographers. You’ve seen how difficult it became to take great pictures. I do my best to capture the beauty of the fashion weeks and always do it by following 2 rules : RESPECT women (don’t stop them, let them live !), RESPECT photographers (never screw their pictures to take yours). But these rules are not shared by everyone unfortunately.
I don’t do street style to be hired by a magazine, I never applied to any of them. My purpose is not to do what magazines do, but to bring a new voice in this media and fashion industry that can help women to feel self confident and beautiful everyday. I am very happy that Style and the Cty became the main inspiration of so many street style and fashion week blogs, from the most popular to the new comers. I don’t ask for a reward or links, I just ask for RESPECT when I work. Lots of photographers must understand that the best way to be a good and great photographers is to find their own voice and hone it to differenciate it and make it appealing to readers.
Today is the last day of Paris Fashion week. Because of what I just explained, you understand why I don’t post many pictures during the fashion week. The good news : more than 10 000 pictures and sweet moments are waiting for you after the fashion week is over. New York, Milan, Paris : I did my best to take great pictures of these beautiful events.
I never ran so faster to capture your grace my ladies. But it worthed it !
I thank you so much those beautiful women from “fashion” that understand my work and share my humanist values. Life and women are too beautiful to be considered as coat racks. I will never stop and bother you by asking for the 100 times about the brands of your outfit. I will always prefere to capture your natural grace.
I just need to be careful when cars are coming in my back ! Come back tomorrow, I’ll have a surprise for you.
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