Album 103 and new 86 pictures from New York fashion week to download in our very entertaining iPhone iPad fashion app
That day I might have taken around 2 000 pictures. Some of them have been already posted (check the archives), some not yet. I need to hire someone to help me to sort and edit my +150 000 street style and fashion week pictures. So many beautiful moments I am dying to share with you.
As a former writer and TV video reporter, I love to tell stories. By any mean : script, video and now photo. It’s easy to take a street style picture for a magazine, so easy that it’s boring for me. Women and people have never been more beautiful when they are taken in picture naturally and when your pictures tell a story. A story that reveals the greatness of the person you decided to take in picture. Style is just a layer on my pictures. But not the most important layer. The most important layer is the story I can tell and how you can relate to my “models”, how I can make you like or love them.
Lauren Remington Platt is one of the most beautiful face of fashion week. Needless to say that she is also one of the most stylish. Chic and simple. I like to surprise her, by hiding myself and then, later, to tell her by email that I have some surprise for her. I could have stoped her and taken a boring stupid street style picture. But I could see coming on her sides 2 men. I said to myself : “Hoho, Lauren has new friends. LOL.” I couldn’t help myself to laugh and I have to thank Lauren and the 2 random men for that moment that will now remain for ever. I asked Lauren if I could use this picture and make a joke about it and she glady agreeded as she found the picture very funy. Pretty, stylish and humble : that’s Lauren and that’s why I like her and do my best to surprise her.
Happiness is an important layer in my pictures. There is 2 kind of happiness : the one that comes naturally from my “models” and the one I try to create on the go to reveal the natural beauty, charm of my “models”. My camera can be sometime out of focus and it doesn’t matters because the feeling of happiness is something you feel in your heart. And that’s why I always encourage aspiring photographers to create a soul, a mood in their pictures more than anything else in the world. Forget taking pictures of accessories. If you do so, you’ll just be a clicker, not an artist. And being a clicker just makes you another piece among thousands street style photographers. Make people you take in picture happy and your reward will be over expectation.
Shala Monroque is a beautiful woman with such a sweet smile. I never stop her, I never interrupt her while she is with friends. When someone is with people she loves, you must respect that and let them walk peacefully. Don’t be a street style photographer, but a humanist photographer. It’s much more harder because you have to combine a great picture with emotion and story. That’s a challenge and because it’s challenging, that’s when you learn to be a better photographer. Clicking is easy, and so, boring. Don’t look for the quick buck, look for learning how to capture the beauty of life. Of course, the increasing amount of greed street style photographers will make your work harder, but that’s life. Nothing is easy, and because it’s difficult, your reward will not be the destination but the journey. Forget money, focus on art and respecting people. There will always be a smile to remind you how people can be great if you respect them. Thank you vey much Shala for your complicity.
Enjoy these memories my friends and never let money and greed dictate your life. Great people always meet great people and from their collaboration great things happen that will never happen if you think about money first. You only live once, live wise !