New York Fashion Week – sept 6 – Lincoln center
Hundreds of street style photographers hungry to take in picture bags, shoes, accessories, hopping to sell their pictures to fashion magazines and websites. That’s what street style became over the years : just a fashion items catalogue. Life ? No life. Stories ? No stories. Yet, I look around me : life and stories are all around us. But to see that, you must love life, you must love people in order to be interested in their stories. As I was looking around to capture a nice moment of life throught my lense, I could see a street style photographer taking in picture 2 young pretty girls. He separated them, ask each of them to pose and took his pictures. So stupid ! So unhuman, so unartistic ! FRIENDSHIP, LOVE, CRAZYNESS, RECKLESSNESS… it was all about that and he didn’t saw it !!!So I decided to repair his mistake, so blind he was.
I want to have children (I have to find THE ONE first). I want them to have a great education and great humanist values. I want them to be inspired by the greatest personalities, not by shopping. I want them to love learning, discovering, taking risks, making mistakes… I want them to explore the world, discover different cultures and civilizations… I want them to create and most important : I want them to give back to this world, to our society. I want them to stay crazy, to stay foolish, to stay hungry, like Steve Jobs taught us. Remember his commercial, remember his Stanford commencement speech in 2005, it could change your life…
I was not always right in my life. But I do know something for sure about me : I always try to discover, to learn and do the right thing. Thank’s to facebook, twitter, blogs… our whole lifes are online. We can’t hide our achievements from our futur children anymore. They will find it anyway in one click. Stay crazy, stay foolish, stay hungry my friends and build the great life that your chidlren will be proud of and learn from.
I thank very much these 2 sweet crazy girls that understood what Style and the City was about and played the game. I wish them a great life full of emotions.