Hi everybody. I hope you had a great week end and did some sport. Since I am in New York, I run at least once a week in Central Park. A such beautiful location to run and so motivating. In Paris when I was doing my jogging at Bois de Boulogne or Bois de Vincennes, I was always alone. I never met bunch of people running. And if I happen to encounter one, don’t count on him or her to give me back the smile or the thumb up I was sending him/her. In New York, at Central Park, it’s an other world for me. A beautiful world. Thousands motivated people taking care of their health. From young to old people, alone or with friends, single or with family : it’s such a pleasure to see that not only you are not alone, but that when you smile or thumb up to someone, this person smiles back to you. Remember this funny beautiful jogger girl that I surprised on the street and the other one who thumbed up to be! You can feel generosity, support and that makes a huge difference. What impresses me is to see old people or parents running, pushing the baby stroller. It’s so motivating. If you don’t find the motivation to do sport or want to loose weight, I encourage you very much my friends to run at Central Park.
I need to run regularly if I want to stay in shape and stay handsome, lol. There’s so many beautiful girls and women in New York. And because boys and men are more respectful to women, women in New York can be glamorous, sexy without fearing of being harassed by men on the streets. On Friday and Saturday evenings, in some areas of Manhattan, it’s a mini skirts and beautiful swinging hips festival my friends. LOL.
But stay calm my friends, don’t get too much excited and don’t move to New York just for that. I love New York and its people because of the complicity I have with them, especially with women, stylish, gorgeous women. We are at Tory Burch fashion show, New York fashion week. Street style photographers are taking pictures of shoes, bags, accessories and as usual they are missing the most important truth. What makes a women naturally beautiful and photogenic is her happiness, her generosity. How to make her sexy ? Think about attitude, natural attitude and let magic happen.
In this saturated world or street style photographers, it’s harder and harder to take great natural pictures. Yet, it’s challenging and the good news is that tough situations are always opportunities to learn and improve your art. As I am seeking situations that could turn into sweet stories, I see a girl being taken in picture by young people. I assume that she might be a personality. I wouldn’t care unless this personality has something that appeals to me. It happens that I already met this girl on Broadway and took her in picture as she was walking toward me. Round glasses. I recognize her because of her round glasses. The first time I met her, I found her very cute, because of her natural beauty but also because of her originality. I love people who stand appart. They bring fresh air and a creativity that is always joyful.
When I was a TV video reporter, what was making my video reportages funny, pleasant to watch was the story telling and the angles in addition to my jokes of course. During fashion week, I create my stories on the go, and they evolve acording to the complicity I have with my model or what she is doing or the surroundings. What makes my work exciting for me is that sometime, all these factors combine to create something beautiful. That’s what I love most about being a humanist street style photographer instead of a street style photographer : the beauty isn’t a superficial, artificial beauty. It’s an artistic and human beauty that can’t be recreated. And I can’t thank enough my model for brghtening my day every time. If you know her, tell her that she is on Style and the City and thank her very much for me. Have a great day my friend and remember t stand appart with creativity (Ps : is my english is bad, don’t hesitate to correct me. Thank you very much)
Update : my dear friend Ugo just told me that this gorgeous gilr was the talented artis Natalia Kills. I just checked her facebook fan page and listened her singing a cappella : WOW ! Ske kills !