I love when street photographs capture a bit of synchronicity or coincidence…an interesting composition or juxtaposition that might have only existed for a fleeting moment or two…but you were there in that moment…and more importantly, you recognized that moment…and you clicked your shutter at precisely the right time. Cartier-Bresson popularized the notion of “the decisive moment” in street photography…and he talked about the photographer’s eye and intuition and the ability to see when significant moments are about to happen. I love to go out wandering with my camera and see if I can spot some of these moments.
With Ella above though, I captured what appears to be a decisive moment completely by accident. I’d stopped her on my way to lunch after noticing her cool knee socks and shoes. It was only when looking at the photo days later that I noticed she was wearing a sweater with a spray of red hearts across the chest and that the cab she’d been standing near had a personalized plate that said “Eros Cab”. I guess this was more of a lucky-and-oblivious moment…not sure what Hank Bresson would think about that!
Hi everyone – I hope that your week is off to a great start! You know…this spring I shot the lovely Caroline Issa of Tank magazine in London…and chic journo Jessica Joffe in New York…for the Jimmy Choo 24:7 Stylemakers initiative. (If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll likely have some dim recollection of tweets like this…or perhaps even this.)
I wanted to wait for the initiative to officially launch before posting photos here on my blog…but now that it has launched here are several of my favorite photos from each shoot! We had a video crew with us on each of the shoot dates filming behind-the-scenes videos which I’ve also posted here. The Stylemakers initiative is mostly about you – the real girls who wear Jimmy Choo every day. (Even Caroline and Jessica wore only items from their own wardrobes for the shoots.) You’re invited to create a Stylemakers account and then upload photos of yourself wearing Jimmy Choo shoes and accessories in a way that best exemplifies your personal style. A selection of the photos will be posted on the Choo 24:7 Stylemakers microsite…you can also access the microsite by clicking the Stylemakers tab on the homepage at jimmychoo.com. You can comment on the photos, share them via social media, and shop the look. There’s an interesting Business of Fashion article about the initiative…you can also read more about it over at WWD and elsewhere. I hope you like! xx Mr. Newton