Slideshows - STREET STYLE - Street Style New York - Juil 19 2012

6 – « Love is in the air », always in Manhattan

I have no words strong enough to than this beautiful couple that I randomly met on Houston st, in Manhattan, by a sunny day of june 2012. I was walking in Broadway avenue in the direction of Wall St, to go home in Brooklyn when God, if exists, told me to turn left and enjoy the east side of Manhattan for once. So I turned left to Houston st. It was a sunny day, I was feeling happy. I’ve already spent 3 months in Manhattan and wished to stay longer. By because I didn’t have the visa, I had to go back to Paris. Because of that, I was breathing New York even more. 15 min later, a beautiful couple overtook me. I just had time to see their faces 2 seconds. I said to myself : « Wait a second my friend. Is it love that just overtooked you ? Was it the most beautiful couple you ever seen in your stupid boring life ? LOL. » Because I said « Yes » 2 times, I had no choice to turn back and surprise them… The rest is history as they offered me one of the most beautiful pictures I ever took. Your love and complicity brightened my day much more that the sun. At that time I didn’t know who they were. But a kind fan on Instagram just told me who I was lucky to take in picture.

Ben Jelen, Fern Plamer-Jelen, I have no words strong enough to thank you for your kindness, your generosity and for your forgiveness. My english was so bad at that time, how did you let me convince you to take your pictures ? LOL. I just saw on your facebook page that you had a new baby : CONGRATULATION ! That the most beautiful moment in a being’s life. I wish you many centuries of happiness.

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Ben Jelen and her adorable wife Fern Palmer-Jelen in love in New York, by Kamel Lahmadi for Style and the City


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  1. Nahed dit :


    De tous tes slideshows je crois bien que celui-ci est mon préféré !!!!

    Super boulot, vraiment !


  2. Kamel Lahmadi dit :

    Merci beaucoup Nahed

    Cela te dirait un slideshow spécial « Homme » ?

  3. Myrna dit :


    I love your slides with the couples! It portrays the soul of New York City in all its differences and styles … The man with a hat and the flower bouquet in his hand embodies the delicate, unique and romantic spirit of the city. Only in NYC! Congrats for the great work!

  4. Kamel Lahmadi dit :

    thank you very much.
    Mario just told me that you were his sister : he is amazing and so kind.
    He deserves to be happy.

    I can’t wait to read his comment.
    Show him how to write its.

    Kindest regards from Paris.
    Send us sun from Brazil and share the slideshow with your friends, especially those who are not in love yet, haha.

  5. Nahed dit :

    Un slideshow spécial homme … Carrément !

    Surtout avec les photos de la FW, ça va vraiment le faire !


  6. Charlotte dit :

    Le dernier couple est sublime, ils sont beaux, certes, mais c’est surtout cette simplicité et cette timidité que j’ai surtout aimé, peut-être parce que je m’en sens proche.
    Grande fan de la mode, je tiens à préciser que j’ai aussi adoré l’article sur les chiens new-yorkais.
    Et pour finir je tenais à te remercier pour ce blog, parce qu’il est unique en son genre, parce qu’il fait rêver, parce qu’il a la faculté de toucher tout le monde et parce qu’il nous distrait de manière généreuse et également mieux qu’un magazine de mode, et tout simplement parce qu’il est beau. Je tenais à le faire parce que l’on ressent nettement à travers tes écrits que c’est l’une de tes plus précieuses rémunérations (même si malheureusement elle ne fait pas vivre…)

    Ah et j’admire également cette simplicité avec laquelle tu arrives à faire sourire les gens (aussi bien devant ton appareil photos que derrière un écran) dans un monde où les gens sont de plus en plus méfiants et fermés, chapeau l’artiste !

    Hâte de voir un prochain article.

  7. michelle dit :

    Merci Kamel.
    C’est toujours aussi touchant de venir te rendre visite, il y a tellement de tendresse dans tes photos, une telle générosité…
    Je viens de passer un excellent moment, vraiment !
    Tes photos sont toujours aussi belles ! non, pardon, elles sont de plus en plus belles !
    Merci pour ton grand coeur !
    Prends soin de toi
    @+ michelle

  8. Amber dit :

    This made me smile uncontrollably. Such adorable couples with such wonderful style!

  9. michelle dit :


    Regardé ce slideshow plusieurs fois aujourd’hui… c’est du baume au coeur ! Merci Kamel !
    Et l’ai rapporté ici :

    @+ michelle

  10. Denise dit :

    This slideshow made me fall in love with your style and craving more! You are amazing! Never stop! Talent is a gift and that makes you remarkable. Merci Kamel!

  11. Kamel Lahmadi dit :

    Thank you very much my friends for your visit, your compliment and for sharing my humanist values

    There is no fashion without LIFE, LOVE.

    I’ll do my best to please you again and again and share my vision on photography and fashion.

    Kindest regards to all of you.

    And now, spread the word, share the links !


  12. Izabela dit :

    I see love in your photos, greetings from Poland

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