Monday, September 1, 2014

Philadelphia Street Style: Joe, off 16th Street

I was positioned next to the alleyway on 16th Street, between Walnut and Sansom, laying my claim on this graffitied wall and waiting for somebody interesting to pass, when Joe and the woman he was with walked right into the spot I'd been staking out. He had her take a couple of iPhone photos of him leaning against the wall, and I thought, "I want those photos too." So when they were done, I took my own. These days, with the advent of smart phones and the international obsession with selfies, we are all our own street style photographers.

In this shot, Joe's going for a classic hip hop look in a Hudson shirt, a pair of acid-wash Smokehouse jeans, and some high-top Adidas. He describes his style as "urban" and says he is "open to all music."   

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