Street Style #85

Long Winter had me a bit mad, and as you can see I’m sentimental for the return of patios.

STREET STYLE #84

Fashion week 2014: the dadaDance continues. At first I was a boxer, then I was a kick boxer, now I wield a samurai sword (zoom lens).

STYLE EYE #7

My latest fashion video for the Globe & Mail. Filmed at this season’s fashion week.
CHECK IT OUT

Street Style #83

A relaxing view of winter’s death-spiral.

Street Style #82

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Okay I only filmed for a day. I was wearing a duffel bag as a backpack, with black rubber rain boots on. Probably the worst dressed photographer there. I’m glad I had this experience without the full immersion, as I was repeatedly assured the crowds would be huge on the weekend and I was there on a thursday- with so many other photographers around shooting their subjects at a distance with telephoto lenses, for me to even approach the subject directly would be interfering with others’ work- plus it’s harder to get someone’s attention. Everyone is posing for the cameras, and many of the photographers are very demonstrative in getting their subjects to shift poses. Some of my shots were ruined because the subjects, even when I was the sole ‘photographer’ taking their pictures, would pose to the point of moving out of frame. But it’s important that I leave my approach the same every time, and don’t take too much of the subjects’ time, even if it means discarding the picture. This process allows for a larger amount of diversity in the overall series, and biases the images capturing so that while the outfits must posses certain cinematic qualities, the subject does not have to be traditionally ‘photogenic’. Photogenic is a real thing; there are certain people with a beauty and sense of physical space and their position to the image. Some beautiful people do not look good in photographs and some less attractive people look gorgeous in photographs. The true pose of these videos is that of myself as I pan the camera up, which bemuses/confuses/weirds out the subjects and takes the attention off them and their pose (hopefully).

Street Style #81

My first visit to NYC since age 8 (doesn’t count as a person) and 14 (counts as less of a person).
Bill Cunningham says that men are leading the way in fashion, and in my observations, men’s tailored style has been a huge influence on women’s fashion too. In the case of this video, it could also just be true randomness. Certainly in a snowstorm women aren’t going to ruin their furs. And I was wearing uncomfortable rubber rain boots that ended up wrecking my knees.
I love New York.

Street Style #80

Showing a little love to Hundertwasser at the end.

STYLE EYE #5

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/life-video/video-is-it-possible-to-stay-stylish-and-warm-street-looks-from-to/article16052976/

Check out my latest STYLE EYE video for the Globe & Mail- this time it’s about winter fashion.

Street Style #79

Back to the streets, and back to vimeo as my main video embed provider.

Street Style #78

Fall fashion, lots of love to UofT and Ryerson campuses.

Street Style #77

Jumping back and forth. TESS PARKS YOU ROCK.

Rookie

Tavi Gevinson and Sheila Heti. AND PREMIUM DOUGHNUTS (I did not eat doughnuts- Bill Cunningham wouldn’t approve).

Street Style #76

Filmed at this season’s fashion week. What Bill Cunningham keeps saying in New York is holding true in Toronto also: the men are leading the way when it comes to wearing bold and daring outfits: most of the colour and eclectic prints were on men’s suits. Some of this has to do with the waning interest in Street Style photography; a woman who previously had worn really elaborate outfits and been the darling of the photographers told me she felt a need to tone it down, perhaps amidst criticism of peacocking for street style photographers, who (myself included) are easily distracted by multitudes of colourful and shiny things.

Street Style 75

After this, summer is just a memory.

On the Street – Tshirts of Summer

Bill Cunningham’s first video made on the streets of Toronto!

Street Style 74

Trying to keep the love going into fall.

Street Style #73

Different vibes of the summer.
Filming during the Toronto International Film Festival has been fun. The international film press are often interesting and stylish people, and to the cinephiles and filmmakers of Toronto it’s a special holiday. I only hope that I can be more involved next year.

STYLE EYE #2

Totally
Interesting
Fall
Fashions

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/arts-video/video-tiff-2013-street-style-fashion/article14170882/

That’s right- it’s the Toronto International Full-Frontal Fassbinder Film Festival! So I made a video.

Style Eye #1

My first Street Style video for the Globe & Mail! Thanks to my producer Hannah Sung for helping refine and develop the format going forward. None of these videos would ever be possible without the inspiring example provided by Bill Cunningham at the New York Times (this video is super especially dedicated to Bill Cunningham), and I’m happy to be making videos for a news organization with such high levels of integrity as the Globe & Mail (is it cool for me to refer to it as the Globe?).

While the process of making these videos is very enjoyable and rewarding, making seventy videos in two years has been hard work. If you watch and love this series, then support me by sharing this one. My continued ability to make these is tied to the success of this video and an upcoming one to be filmed during the Toronto International Film Festival.

Street Style #72

In case you didn’t pick up on it- every street style video thus far has existed in the dreamstate of a large dog sleeping on the sidewalk.
Summer’s winding down but let’s pretend it’s still July.

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