Friday, December 6, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
I've photographed Shakari before, back in November of 2012. She's been one my most popular posts on Tumblr, reblogged hundreds of times. I spotted her on Walnut and Broad, and we did that double-take thing you do when you recognize someone but can't quite place them. Center City is full of double-takes for me these days. I see all sorts of familiar faces. Shooting street style has transformed my relationship with the city. Philly feels more and more like my own.
Here she's wearing a jacket from Rockers Closet, jeans from H&M, shoes from H&M, a scarf "from Grandma," a thrifted hoodie, and a cap her friend gave her. She described her style to me as "comfortable," then added "shnazzy." "With an 'H'?" I asked. "With an 'H'," she confirmed.
As for music, she's been listening to Daughter lately, along with Bon Iver, and Odd Future. Since lots of her friends are in bands, she listens to their stuff too.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Shana describes her style as "retro, and a bit Afro-centric." She likes music that is "just fun," though particularly soul and R&B.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Longtime readers of Urban Fieldnotes may remember that I photographed Aaron before, way back in June of 2012. That was back in my micro 4/3 camera days.
Friday, November 22, 2013
I spotted Phalla on the Market St Bridge on my way back to my office after giving up on street style for the day. She's wearing an thrifted oversize sweater, a scarf from Vagabond Boutique, a ski mask "from a surf shop in Brooklyn" worn as another scarf, shoes by Jeffrey Campbell, a vintage Timberland backpack, and a bunny ring by weareprey. I would have asked more about her style and taste, but she was in a hurry to get to work.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Marcus has been growing his beard for one year and three months. It's become a big part of his identity. He even has a tumblr devoted to it. Now he's thinking about cutting it off. It's time for a change, he told me.
His T-shirt, called "Seasick," is from Urban Outfitters. His sweatpants (which he was slightly embarrassed to be caught for these photographs in) are Jordan. His shoes are Nike ACG His watch is G Shock. His beanie is Pendleton. As for music, Marcus likes "anything with a real good beat."
Monday, November 18, 2013
I caught Danaya exiting a cosmetics shop on Walnut St. I liked the aura of mystery she'd surrounded herself with. Here, she's wearing boots from Eternity Fashions on Chestnut St. They are "not really a brand," she says. The jacket she got from Nordstroms. The pants are H&M. The scarf she got from her brother who had it made.
Friday, November 15, 2013
So this kid wasn't exactly attending the Calvin Klein show that topped off New York Fashion Week, but he was there, checking out the action. He came to see what was up when he noticed a bunch of drenched fashionistas streaming by his building. The rain cleared up just long enough for me to get this shot.