Anon asks: Yooo Isaac I’m seeing all these people asking you for life advice, so… Photography. I love it. Deep in my bones I love it. Seeing good photographs can genuinely make me cry. I wanna do it. So so so so bad. But how? Hey, gidday mate! First things first, get a camera. I have a couple of friends who are doing incredibly well in the photographic world right now, and they have completely different styles and aesthetics and platforms (one of them is a successful street style photographer, one is a huge Instagram photographer, and one is doingClick to Continue!
First things first, it’s pronounced Pah-pin-deeck. But to make things easier, let’s just call him Max. I’ve known Max since he first arrived in New York in 2012. The Australian-born, model-turned-photographer has one of those fairytale stories: He was scouted to play college basketball as a high school teenager in Adelaide; a chance encounter with one of the world’s most famous photographers in Miami kickstarted his modeling career; and his ability to network like a pro enabled him to transition from modeling into photography, a career he’s now pursuing full-time, shooting the likes of Gigi Hadid and Adriana Lima for Maybelline and more. Not bad for a 29 year old
former jock. I caught up with Max to chat Bruce Weber, fashion industry politics, and what it’s like shooting those supermodels. So without further ado…
Full disclosure: Kat Irlin is one of my favorite people that I’ve met in recent years. I like her a lot. And not just because of her talent as a photographer, her ability to see the world through a 1960s cinematic lens, or the way in which she makes me look far cooler than I really am, though those are good reasons. I like Kat because she’s a no-nonsense human who doesn’t suffer fools, who tells it like it is, who works insanely hard, and who is an inspiring friend — when I’m around her I’m forced to up my game considerably. Kat works so much that it’s difficult to pin her down for more than 15 minutes, but yesterday, after trying for months, I finally managed to get her to sit still and chat for an hour. We covered a range of topics from transitioning social media glory into real world success, her opinion on Instagram’s proposed algorithm change, and why she never keeps photos of herself up for more than three hours.Click to Continue!
Team #Menswear is on the homestretch here in Paris, but for some of the traveling fashion circus, the real tour hasn’t even started yet. Beginning with London Collections: Men on January the 8th, and ending with the Paris women’s shows on March the 9th, the first two months of the year are particularly grueling for the street style photographers, who spend long days outside in the elements, and long nights inside editing their work. Melodie Jeng is one of the few female photographers who does the entire stretch (all 10 fashion weeks), for a range of clients including Vogue, models.com, Barney’s New York, Saks Fifth Ave, New York Magazine, and more. Over the last few seasons I’ve interviewed almost all of the top male photographers, so I thought it was about time I spoke with one of the most successful females. The following is a conversation with Melodie Jeng.Click to Continue!
Few things excite me more than good things happening to good people, and Dan Roberts is most definitely good people. The New Zealand-born, Australia-living streetstyle photographer is on a fast-track to success — in his first international fashion week season he shot exclusively for his blog, in his third season he started shooting for Elle USA, and now in his fifth season, he’s shooting all the streetstyle for Vogue Paris. He just flew into New York for the women’s shows, and I caught up with him to find out just how he landed the French whale, what shooting for Vogue Paris has taught him, and what he thinks of people who say that streetstyle, as a movement, is dead:Click to Continue!