9.11.10

bond girl



I knew all I needed was a break: I'm getting the itch to start street shooting again. I know how serial killers must feel.

Last week, Hedvig and I were on New Bond Street right after the Nine West press day - which was so lovely, I haven't posted it yet because I really want to do it justice - and I passed this girl in plain old skinny jeans and ballet flats and a grey sweatshirt, nothing special, in a sea of fashionistas, and something in me said: 'Go on. Talk to a stranger. Ask to take her picture, and pose her in the middle of the frame, like a classic 'street shot'.

And so I did. I listened to the Voices.





Totally forgot her name and she hasn't been in touch, so there isn't much more to this little story, I'm afraid. Hedvig was calling out as I was shooting 'Watch out, she's gonna make you jump!' (she's only serious and Scandinavian in the shots, in reality, she's a real cut up, our Hedvig).

Posting this early as I'm off across town to meet Katie, of What Katie Wore: she invited me to a breakfast thing in the East End, an hour away from home. It never occurred to me at the time that she really meant BREAKFAST, as in 8:00 a.m. Somehow I thought it was more like... brunch. Which means I"ll be commuting to 'work' with real people. Will bring camera: I'm curious to street shoot people in that part of town - the City- like Wall Street. And inches away, it's a whole other world: Shoreditch. I'm fascinated how the difference of a few streets can totally alter one's uniform.

What's your uniform?

7 comments:

Penny Dreadful said...

What a fabulous hat, it really makes it.

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Kathryn Ashcroft said...

My uniform is usually paint covered knee high boots with a skirt of some sort (or dress, depending on my mood). Struggle with tops... sometimes masculine shirts. A pupil of mine said to me the other day 'You do look like an art teacher, Miss. So it's a good job you became one'!

SabinePsynopsis said...

I'm so glad you're feeling 'the itch' again - and immediately you produce the PERFECT street shot.
& since I needed a little fashion break today I finally got around to publish the post I threatened you with...
xoxo

adrielleroyale said...

She's lovely in her simple garb :) She looks very comfortable in her own shoes - great shot! :)

P.S. Serial killers... LOL!!

The Photodiarist said...

Stunning first photograph with that light in the background.

Style Odyssey said...

simple is best sometimes. i think her pops of deep, rich red make this outfit interesting. (i adore that hat.)
serial killers and street style shooters...there's a metaphor somewhere...!
xo