Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Lainy Hedaya, outside Public School, 15th St, New York

Public School

Monday, December 29, 2014

After DKNY, 22nd St, New York

Friday, December 26, 2014

Elena Kibalchich, before Alexander Wang, New York

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Jameka, Walnut St, Philadelphia

So it's official: starting January 9, Urban Fieldnotes will be posting 21 new Philadelphia street style photos, 21 days in a row as part of a collaboration with Century 21 Department Stores. It will feature some of the best photos I've taken so far, along with quotes and stories from the people I photographed. We're calling it 21 Days of Street Style, largely for its undeniable hashtag-ability. I know this has been a long time coming. I've been relying on New York Street Style photos for far too long. My numbers have taken a hit as a consequence. I've also been suffering from a certain amount of photographer ennui. I am just SO BORED of New York Fashion Week photos, as I'm sure you are too. But worry not, new Philly street style is on its way. Lots of it. In the meantime, here are a couple of new shots of Jameka, strolling down Walnut Street this past Monday.   

Monday, December 22, 2014

A Parking Garage outside Kate Spade, 22nd St, New York

Friday, December 19, 2014

Outside Hood by Air, Varick St, New York

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Garance Doré, outside Michael Kors, Varick St, New York

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Outside Jason Wu, Varick St, New York

Monday, December 15, 2014

Keiko Lynn, outside Jill Stuart, 34th St, New York

I apologize for not posting many Philadelphia street style pics lately. In part, it's been an issue of time. I'm feverishly working to finish by manuscript for Street Style Anthropology, the book based on the Urban Fieldnotes project. It will  be out in February of 2016 from Bloomsbury Publishing. I've got a draft in place but plenty of editing to do. I just haven't been able to get out on the streets nearly as much as I would like. In part, however, it is because I've been saving my photos for a project I have brewing with Century 21 Department Stores. They recently opened their Philadelphia branch (their first outside New York City), and as part of their marketing efforts they reached out to me. I'm doing a collaborative feature with them of 21 Philadelphia style stories in January. I will be posting 21 images from Philly along with select quotes from interviews I conducted with the people I photographed. In short, I will be doing what I have been doing for the last two-and-a-half years. But the feature will be branded with Century 21, and also be posted on their website and in their marketing materials. In the street style blogging biz, we call this a "collaboration." I'll have plenty more to say on that subject in the coming weeks, and, of course, in the book. Stay tuned. I know you're bored of New York Fashion Week pictures. We all are. But they are all I have to show you until January. And then, I'll be hitting you hard and fast with some of my best work so far. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Outside G-Star Raw, Wall St, New York

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Quentin Washington, 11th Ave, New York

Quentin Washington of Avenue Swank is the Philadelphian I run into most often at New York Fashion Week. This season, he was all about the monochrome white. Streetwear has been hitting the monochrome hard these last couple of years. I like it. But it's clearly not for everyone. Maybe that's the point. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Outside 3.1 Phillip Lim, West Side Highway, New York

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Outside Tibi, 15th St, New York

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mia Moretti, outside Prabal Gurung, 8th Ave, New York