Dear friends, dear readers, dear fans. I hope you had a great week. I was very busy this week in New York, building my new start up. I met great talented young people that became my partners. They are helping me so much that I see a bright futur for Style and the City and you. We are working hard for that. For this article, I spent several day to think about what would be the subject of the next article, this one. I dived into sweet moment of my archives from my last New York fashion week, remembering how crazy it was at Diesel Fashion show. I stumbled upon this amazing smile, this sweet moment of happiness and I immediately realized that I had found my subject.
I remember that when I was the first street style photographer taking in picture crowds, walls of street style photographers surrounding a person and taking her in pictures, not only photographer were laughing at me, but were also asking me to move from the scene. Now, they all take that kind of picture and there is no article, from the New York Times to Vogue about street style phenomenon without a picture of a stylish person surrounded by dozens of street style photographers. The meaning of this story is that many times, you’ll find people in your road that will criticize you, even hate you for the same reason that lots of people love you. Honesty is an amazing human quality. But depending of the person you address your honesty, the reaction will be totally different. Some persons will understand that they have to accept your honesty in order to change and improve their behavior. Other persons that have different sets of value than you will not be able to understand why they are wrong, and they will hate you, gossip about you.
Through the experiences of my life, I understood, that the best way to go over it, is to stop being surrounded by that kind of persons and find the ones that will brighten your life. You can help that. By doing what you love, by following your passion, by having a true vision of the kind of life you want to have, of the kind of person you want to be. I realized that when you are in charge of your life, you control more things, and when you control more things, you are more able to get rid of the “bad” persons, to avoid bad situations. Positive people attract positive people. Positive energies attract positive energies.
What is the link with these pictures ? As you’ll see it in the slideshow, I was about to take in picture the beautiful and stylish Johanna Hilman. She was about to cross the street. The problem is that when I started to take that kind of picture 6 years ago, I was the only one to do that. Now, a stylish woman can’t crosse the street without having 20 street style photographer stalking at her. As my philosophie is to always be different, original, I decided to let that series down and look for another situation to witness and take in picture. I needed to feel life at its best. I needed to be surrounded by happiness to make me forget what street style photography has sadly became. I crossed the street and dived into the crowd to capture that feeling of excitement. Then I saw her. her smile was like a sun to me. Her happiness was like a wave of heat that warmed my skin and heart. No celebrity, no famous fashion editor, no high heels, bag, accessories : just pure happiness. It’s not a picture that will interest magazines because of that. But it’s a picture that brightened my day, my life and strengthened the vision of the life I want to have, of the man I want to be. Don’t be in the shadow of other’s lives. Don’t let people tell you that you can’t achieve your dreams. Take your life and destiny in charge. Get rid of the bad energies and bad people. Believe me, lots of smiles are waiting to brighten your days. Have a great day my friends.