…and with the demand came the supply. The number of street-style photographers has recently exploded, ranging from photographers for top-level publications to new bloggers taking photos with their parents' point-and-shoots.
Phil Oh describes the typical scene outside of a bigger NYFW show: "So there's me, Tommy, Bill, Scott, Garance, Nam, Geraldine, Hanneli, Eddie, Vanessa, Candice, Jason, Guerre, Rei, Tamu, Yvan, Joris, his Canadian friend, Kristin, Vicky, the Irish one who gives me cigarettes, the Korean boy who got mugged in Milan, Stylesight, Adam, Koo, Wataru, the other Japanese guy, creepy modelizer, old creepy modelizer, older creepier modelizer, modelizer with the terrifying teeth, Marcy, Shini, Yu, long-hair Vogue Nippon guy, Lee, tiny Japanese lady, other tiny Japanese lady, and the other other tiny Japanese lady. These are just the ones I can name off the top of my head."
Says Mark Iantosca (who also shoots for Refinery29), "Even on normal days when I am just shooting around New York, I run into other street-style photographers." With all the photographers out there, competition for a good shot that no one else has gets fierce.
Photo: Courtesy of Laura Neilson