Archive for June, 2012

New York... Fluorescent

New York… Fluorescent

June 25, 2012

fluorescent street style

Highlighter-bright colors are more popular than ever these days. My friend Luis told me during one of our lunches before he left to intern at TopShop/Topman over the summer that he’s sick of neon colors since they’ve become so oversaturated (in fashionspeak = mainstream). I have to say I agree with him, that fluorescents no longer feel fresh and exciting the way they did a few years ago, when their association with the early 90s was still strong. Hopefully we’ve moved past a fashion belief system of “in or out,” because that mode of thinking is perhaps the most dated thing of all. Wear what you love, and fuck the haters!

Chicago... on State Street: Christine

Chicago… on State Street: Christine

June 24, 2012

chicago street style

Chicago... Oak Street: Frankie

Chicago… Oak Street: Frankie

June 22, 2012

chicago street style

I often hear from people on Twitter, through emails, or in person, how much they want to be spotted by a street-style photographer. I always tell them that if they dress well and have good luck, sooner or later they’ll be spotted. Frankie is one of those people. Last summer he saw me out style hunting and tweeted at me that I hadn’t spotted him. I never know what to say because I don’t want people to feel like it’s a reflection on them if I don’t spot them. I feel bad when people get upset if I don’t photograph them, but I don’t know what else to say except that this is just a blog, and it’s run by one person, and there are a plethora of different factors that influence not only who gets spotted, but whether (and when) the photos are eventually posted. I want to emphasize that I am not some “fashion judge.” I’m just a photographer who likes to take pictures of things that I find interesting.

Suffice it say, I had no idea what Frankie looked like and I finally photographed him last weekend on Oak Street. See, it does happen! It might have taken a year since Frankie first started following my blog, but eventually I randomly spotted him! So please, please don’t feel bad if you see me out and I don’t stop you, because there’s always next time!