I’m quitting street style photography.
Specifically, I’m quitting street style photography at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week.
I popped over a couple of days ago to shoot, but the session only lasted 52 minutes. That was plenty enough time for me to realize how much I hated thae environment.
There’s people everywhere running around like a flock of birds from one person to the next, and there’s very little creativity or talent needed to get a good shot.
In addition, I flat our feel sorry for the women standing around desperately hoping to have their photo taken. It’s quite insane actually, and definitely not how you become the next Leandra Medine. I’m not joking, this happens. See below.
She stood in the same place for more than 10 minutes testing out various stances hoping someone would snap a photo.
The other thing I realized while at Lincoln Center is that when I shoot, it’s my free time. My time to explore and to stumble on things and people that catch my eye. When shooting at Lincoln Center you are simply part of the herd and the moment someone see’s you capturing something, people swarm to get in on the shot. See below.
Needless to say, I did capture some style that I think you’ll appreciate.
She couldn’t have a care in the world for anyone that was taking her photo… and I freaking loved it. That’s how it should be. When did everyone become so self involved that they just wanted to stand around having their photo taken?
She’s also somebody. That I didn’t know. She also has on a simple outfit that doesn’t scream of desperation.
If you looked hard enough you’d occasionally see some interesting things walking amongst the crowd.
So there you have it, my moody and now biased take on shooting at Lincoln Center during Fashion Week. It’s a spot you won’t find me.