I could have told her to stop and pose but it would not have honored Giovanna Battaglia‘s glamour, kindness, charm, natural beauty. It would have not been respectful for women. I like Giovanna Battaglia very much. Over the past 6 years of Style and the City, we learnt from each other, we became kind of “complices”. She understood that my goal as a photographer was not to take stupid street style pictures but to document my readers about what was going on during fashion week in addition to capture women’s natural beauty, charm, glamour, kindness.
Yesterday I was a the office of one of the most famous and iconic american fashion brand and beautiful success story. The executive I met loves my work and my eye on women. I told her that women are not and will never been coat racks for me. Women are like a master piece that you have to respect. Thank’s to their curves, to the way they move, to their great style, you can create a beautiful painting. If you understand that as a photographer, you stop to be a basic street style photographer to become an artist. Women like Giovanna Battaglia always help you to become an artist and to emerge from the insanely crowded scene of street style photography.
I don’t remember which day that was and at which fashion show we were. I just remember that there were way too many street style photographers and I had flee, to escape. I wanted to protect my vision of humanist photography and take in picture scene that only me could apprehend, see and understand from a story telling point of view. And there she was coming. Behind her, photographers were starting to run after her. I couldn’t see the man behind me who was about to be the luckiest man of the day, lol. Giovanna Battaglia made his day and now he has a torticollis. And when his wife will see his story, I think he will get into trouble if not divorce. Sorry buddy, lol.
With women like Giovanna Battaglia, (remember her “Amelie Poulain” face) you don’t witness simply a stylish beautiful women. You have the opportunity to write a sweet story, you have the opportunity to see poetry and this crazy world of fashion. And that’s what I want to share with you dear readers : a moment that will make you smile, feel great about yourself by realizing your true potential. You too you can turn men’s head by being kind, generous. Brighten other’s day and I promise you, someone will brighten your day.
Thank you for reading me. I was absent last week because so busy to edit thousand pictures for a client. have a great day and see you tomorrow.