I photographed editors Annie Georgia Greenberg (above), Connie Wang, and Willow Lindley at Refinery29 for their Seasonal Swaps / Wardrobe Upgrades editorial. Click above to see more.
The shoot was styled by Mayte Allende and the makeup was by Tiffany Patton.
Thanks so much Refinery29!
Eniko Mihalik @EnikoEva @MarilynAgencyNY tonight outside of Balthazar. I didn’t want to bother her but she looked so good! Thank you so much, Eniko.
Outside APC in Soho - Wednesday January 11, 2012
Harriette Sherman on Second Avenue, January 11, 2012
I bumped into Hariette on my way to lunch today. She was outside of the East Village Thrift Shop at 11th Street. She was talking with a few friends and she seemed very comfortable with being photographed. I liked her simple long coat, scar, and purse - simple, chic, and elongated. Maybe I like long coats so much because I don’t have one. She got her coat from the Salvation Army on 4th Avenue and 12th Street. She said that she often thrifts her clothes which is interesting to me. I suppose as younger people we are often thrifting for clothes from older generations yet she seems to be thrifting for clothes that she would wear anyway. She didn’t start thrifting until the past years so I wonder how long thrift stores have been around. I suppose it’s more of a turn of the century nostalgia. It’s economic and a way of (re)cycling clothes too? I think there’s something youthful about her and we talked for a while.
Whenever I go out and shoot, New York City becomes smaller and familiar. As much as I love serendipitously coming by a great subject and photograph, it does take active looking and decisions on which streets to travel, the time of day, and the quality of light to maintain a certain style and longevity in ones work. The sun hits Manhattan is weird, fun ways.
Harriette was a model at Eileen Ford (Ford) when she was younger. Afterwards, she worked as a writer. She lived in France dubbing films, in Japan writing a news column. She is originally from Georgia but has lived in the city since the 1950s. She modeled for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, etc. We talked about Dovima, Dorian Leigh, Mary Jane Russel, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Verushka, etc … I hope I can go back to Harper’s or Vogue sometime and look through their archives. I did that a lot at Vogue. It was so amazing to surround myself with so much history, imagery, and legendary fashion. I loved it. I was obsessed. (I am a nerd.)
Back to shooting. Shooting street photography makes New York feel smaller because I make friends with strangers and hopefully bring them some light to their day. John, who I photographed in November, recently called me and I sent him a print as a thank you. I plan on keeping in contact with Harriette. She doesn’t use much technology but I’m going to send her a print. We live in the same neighborhood.
Forgot one from Lincoln Center
It’s the awkward time between summer and fall where it’s just cool enough to wear a jacket outside but you have to find a balance between indoor temperatures and carrying it around all day. He looks like he just threw on this jacket after class but I think the motion works for him. A good balance of being a fashion-conscious yet casual and masculine male in the city.
This lens makes the background a weird radial blur.
Taken at Washington Square East and Waverly Place 10/5/11