I was commissioned by L’Officiel Turkey to shoot women’s street fashion so I headed up to Lincoln Center to capture some shots of super stylish women at the shows. While up there I ran in to Bill Cunningham. For those who don’t know about Bill, he has been shooting fashion for the NY Times for a billion years and had a documentary come out about him (watch it here). Like every other photographer on earth, I ended up watching Bill shoot for a few minutes. I ran in to him at the Rodarte show last season and… well… I just end up staring for some weird reason. This season we kept ending up standing in the same spots next to each other and I started to understand what he saw. 
Eventually I saw the woman on the right in this photo. Earlier I saw the gentlemen in punk gear but somehow they started to gravitate to each other. I told Bill, “Hey! You’re missing the alien encounter!” (The woman in the right with the horns had a bucket that said she was an alien). He’s deaf like me so I had to yell it in to his ear hole until he heard and saw what I said. He went running and I caught up with them. We both shot them for a few minutes then I walked on. 
A few minutes later I saw him yell to me “Hey! Hey!” So I walked over. “Thank you! That was really nice of you to tell me about that shot!” 
"We’re all in this together"
"No, Really! That was nice of you."
"Totally - like I said, we’re all in this together!"
"No - REALLY! Thank you! That was very sweet of you! Thank you!" He said it with this sincerity and I suddenly realized how he must get bothered by photographers asking him for advice, but no one ever stops to say "Hey, let’s go shoot together. Here is a good shot we can enjoy."
I don’t know, it felt good to connect and learn like that. I learned more by sharing than watching. 
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NY Pix: Subway animated > BETA

Love this.
01.27.14 /16:13/ 6734




For A Woman’s Work is Never Done Eliza Bennett embroidered colored thread into her own hand to challenge the idea that work traditionally reserved for women is easy. 


Famous Writers Sleep Habits vs. Literary Productivity, Visualized
Concept and direction by Maria Popova. Data visualization by Accurat. Portraits by Wendy MacNaughton.
Full graphic + prints at the link.
12.27.13 /11:13/ 28


Quirky GIF Portraits Indulge a Photographer’s Need for Spontaneity

The committee-driven and regulated world of advertising photography can be a constraining force on the creative mind. After moving to New York and picking up ad work, Romain Laurent was itching for a more spontaneous outlet. He started One Loop Portrait a Week as a way to satisfy his urge to improvise and get a break from the second-guessing that creeps into even personal projects as they get “serious.”

(via Quirky GIF Portraits Indulge a Photographer’s Need for Spontaneity | Raw File | Wired.com)


forever reblog…
11.28.13 /18:17/ 598231

I want this to be fashion illustration. Yes: that also means a want a dress with eyes that actually blink.
11.28.13 /17:54/ 33279

Say something
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Canvas  by  andbamnan