Hi dear friends, fans, readers. The Men Paris Fashion week started this Wednesday and for a reason I don’t understand, I have for the third time a big problem : during New York fashion week in February, my camera took water the second day, then the day before Paris fashion week in march I had a knee injury that cancelled my attendance and right now, my camera Nikon D700 broke for an unknown reason. Consequence : I put it on repair, wasted money, energy and now I’m compelled to work with my former amateur Nikon D90.
Am I upset ? Of course ! I even felt cursed. How do I handle the situation ? I said to myself : “Kamel, turn this bad news on an opportunity to show to your readers how you and your amateur camera compete against other street style photographers and their big expensive hyper pro cameras.” Some even look like bazooka, lol. So that’s my challenge during this Men Paris fashion week and after during the Paris fashion week haute couture. I love this challenge because it reminds me when I started 6 years ago. But with less experience than today.
Having a less performing camera than all the other street style photographers will allow me to improve my creativity and get to discover new persons like this gorgeous flower that I met after the Valentino fashion show. I took the opportunity that photographers didn’t care about her to coach her. At the beginning she was a little bit shy, but God knows how much I love and care about women, how much I respect them : they will never be coat racks for me, but human being. I let my heart speak, and the rest is magic !
Who is she ? I don’t know. She didn’t know me neither and that’s was great. The less I know the person, the more natural and true is our connexion. Of course, if you know her, thank her again on my behalf and tell her that she can see how she brightened my day. I took some great shots for this first day of men fashion week. I will post them in the coming days. I am not in a hurry because art obeys to nobody. I want to share great stories, not turn Style and the City into and awful street style catalogue with no humanity. Rather than that, let’s go encounter the beautiful flowers of this Men Fashion week ! Would you ? I noticed gorgeous ones and I promise to many to hide myself to surprise them. Haha.
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Update : thank’s to you dear friends, I know who is this princess : Genevieve Jones, New York stylist.