A new short documentary film titled, TAKE MY PICTURE by Garage Magazine explores the world of “street style” photography and looks at the various sides of it. My first exposure to ‘street style’ photography was several years back when I ran across The Sartorialist, just a fashion enthusiast roaming the streets looking for style he thought was unique, fresh, or inspirational. To me this seemed like a very cool departure from traditional fashion photography with models and high end sets or runway shows, it was much more true to everyday life fashion, and as is pointed out in the documentary has been around for quite some time, though in a much smaller capacity.
This documentary though shows a whole different side of the ‘street style’ fashion photography, how with blogs and social media it has transformed into its own runway type shows on the street with swarms of photographs closely resembling paparazzi around a movie star. It has even created several people who seek out these photographers simply to have their pictures taken, something they refer to as ‘peacocking’ in the documentary.
They speak to many people from all sides of the scene for different takes and what this means for fashion photography and the industry’s future. Watch below and let us know what you think, is this where fashion photography is headed or is this just a passing trend, or simply one aspect of a broad market?