Sunday, August 21, 2011

Laid Back in NYC

I caught this guy hiding from the blistering 100 ºf  somewhere around the back of Broadway in Nolita armed with a bottle of water and an ipod.
This Fun lovin criminals look a like was hanging out on a stoop in Williamsburg.  
This guy must be used to having his photo taken as he was completely unfazed  by me.
I was really drawn to his layering though, the waistcoat underneath the shawl neck cardigan.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Clinical Utility

Photograph by Cor Jaring
From - De Amsterdamse haven ( The port of Amsterdam )
Image taken from Stone Island Shadow Project Fall 11

The Stone Island Shadow Project is in my opinion one of the most exciting things happening in menswear at the moment. Street style infused with technology and fashion.
Luc Vleugels - I See You

I had the pleasure to work with Luc Vleugels over a period of 4 years whilst living in Belgium. He helped change my opinion of the " stylist " which to be honest up to that point had remained that they were a recent invention brought about by designers making unnecessary mistakes. He is not only an amazing artist, stylist, designer and conceptualist but also an honest and very like able person. If you get the chance check out his book " I See You ".
Anish Kapoor
Non Object ( Pole )
Street Shot
 New Asian Kraftwerk
Michael Borremans - The Feeding 2006 ( From - Eating the beard )
Michael Borremans is currently one of the most influential artists to emerge from Belgium and his work spans a wide range of mediums including painting, drawing and film.
Metropolitan Museum New York - Armour
Image taken from Stone Island Shadow Project Fall 11
Neck plate, scarf or collar?
Storefront for Art and Architecture - New York
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Street Shot
The new duffle?
Below taken from Wikipedia

There are many varying styles to the duffle coat, although the most common British style would be composed of the following features:
Made of genuine Duffel, lined with a woolly tartan pattern.
A hood and buttonable neck strap
Four front wooden or horn toggle-fastenings (known as "walrus teeth") with four rope or leather loops to attach them to.
Two large outside pockets with covering flaps.
It should be three-quarter length.
The wooden toggle-fastenings were made to be easily fastened and unfastened while wearing gloves in cold weather at sea. Current designs have toggles made of buffalo hornwood or plastic. The oversized hood offered enough room to wear over a Naval cap. After rain, a duffle coat has a characteristic smoky smell.
Metropolitan Museum New York - Armour
I was particularly drawn to the different patterns on either side of the helmet.
Image taken from Stone Island Shadow Project Fall 11
Pharmacy Sign
Amazing colour

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Themes

Sorry for the absence but I've been taking some time off to think about this blog. Trying to stop busy New Yorkers on the street, explaining I have a blog and trying to talk them into posing for a photograph can really take its toll. So, I've been thinking about my what my intention is behind this blog, what I want to get out of it and how I want to say it. 
I've come to the conclusion that what I want to talk about is groups and themes. How to cluster contrasting individuals, their statements, their looks and arrive at a new place. I want to talk about contradiction, juxtaposition and ideas. It's not about agreeing or disagreeing its simply about sharing something with whomever wants to listen. Maybe you could add your own perspective or opinion but there's no right or wrong. If you get something out of it then great, if not, then just keep reading and maybe eventually you will.
Please stay tuned for theme number one to be posted shortly.