Dear friends, dear readers : this coming New York fashion week is my last fashion week ever. I’m done. I will even not attend the next Paris Fashion week.
Because the huge and increasing amount of street style photographers and the greed behaviors of so many of them have destroyed the natural beauty of fashion week. It’s impossible to take natural pictures without a bunch of photographers following you and cutting all the angles.
Because I have bigger aspirations than just taking street style pictures. When a novelty becomes a trend, this novelty is already has been. Too much street style photographs has killed the art of great street style photography. I never followed any trend. I create them.
Because the amazing amount of street style photographers turned fashion weeks into a big circus where women are literally chased. Impossible for them to cross the street without having a bunch of street style photographers running after them. 6 years ago, when I was the first and only one to do it, but by hiding myself to respect women’s privacy, street style photographers were laughing at me. Now they behave like greed paparazzi. I can’t take my “private” and natural pictures any more, and if I cant take in pictures stories peacefully anymore, yes I don’t want to to behave like them to get a picture by any means. I don’t want to screw other photographers’s shots and I don’t want to be disrespectful to women just to take a picture of them that would be sold to magazines and websites for few bucks. I don’t want to be part of that big circus. RESPECTING others is a core value of who I am as a human being who wants to live in harmony with others.
Because now that I left France, now that I live in New York, I am able to meet great talented, innovative people, developers, brands. Things are now possible. France is dying and I don’t want to sink with the boat. Sorry France, I will create jobs in america, in New York.
WHAT’s next for Style and the City ? Amazing and innovative things . Street style photography will look so different and entertaining once again… Stay tuned, you’ll be rewarded.
Meanwhile, I’ll do my best to honor those women and friends that brighten my life as a humanist street style photographers. By their smiles, their generosity, their kindness they helped me to show to millions of women that the great secret of natural beauty was Happiness, and the great secret of photogenic, Generosity. Expect the best from me. They deserve it. See you tomorrow.