Into the Wild! Spot and Stalk Our Top Six Street Style Snappers!
Try if you will to remember a time pre-Street Style blogs...yes, when life was easy and getting dressed for Fashion Week didn't require multiple trips to Opening Ceremony and refills of Percocet. From Garance and Craig to Tommy and Pete, our favorite street-stalking snappers have really made it impossible not to scrutinize our outfits daily. But well, we love it, and we know you do, too. That's why we've assembled the ultimate backgrounder on fashion's MVP of street photographers (besides The Sartorialist, who you already know so well!)--they're the folks you want to be noticed by, but, truth be told, it helps to notice them, too. Where they prowl, who they hunt, and how they like to shoot...our cheat-sheet may not guarantee a spot on Jak & Jil, but it will make you ready for anything.
The Hunter: Craig Arend, Altamira NYC
The Hunted: Models Off Duty.
Background Check: One day in Paris he was inspired by a stylish couple walking their equally stylish cream-colored Shar Pei and was compelled to start snapping. He launched his blog Altamira NYC in 2007, which has since distinguished itself with its focus on models. Other clients include Teen Vogue, Elle Germany, and Style.com.
NYFW Habitat: Outside a show at least three hours before it begins, style hunting near the backstage entrance and after-hours at the Ford models party.
Sound Bite: "My ultimate goal is to get a model comfortable enough to explore those aspects of herself that she's kept locked away. If I can get her to experience that side of herself in front of the camera, we both win."
Weapon of Choice: A Canon EOS 5D Mark II.