It’s really hard work being a street style photographer.
I’ve been doing it for years, so I know what I’m talking about. You spend your life outside, so you’re at the mercy of the weather, you sometimes waste whole days looking for the right shot and never finding it, you end up having to deal with grumpy people, and plus, you can really hurt your back, because the cameras we use are super heavy and you spend all day carrying them around.
Not to bring it all back to me, since this article is dedicated to Louise’s style – that’s what happened to me – I kind of hurt my back carrying the camera around, and that’s why you’ve been seeing photos by other photographers on the blog recently – which makes me super happy, by the way. It’s a great opportunity to be able to share this space with people whose work I love and respect!!
Add to that the ambiance of fashion shows, and the fact that street style photographers have gradually been replaced by paparazzi, and you get very, very far from the easy atmosphere of the good kids who just loved fashion that we had a few years ago at fashion shows.
People push and shove each other, they yell at each other, and most of all, everyone is fighting to get the exact same shot. It can be terribly frustrating.
Like, after the third time being elbowed by an excited muscly dude, you quickly start to wonder what you’re even doing there.
Oh, and let’s not even talk about how much trouble it is to figure out what kind of clothes you should wear.
How to be pretty but comfortable and professional all at the same time? Pretty much a headache.
That’s why when I see a girl who stands out in the middle of the craziness, I can’t help but admire her. There’s the fabulous Sandra, of course, whose photos you may have noticed recently on the blog, and I’ll introduce you to her soon, but there’s also the lovely Louise – always chic, always sweet, always smiling.
So this morning, I wanted to send out a big kiss to all of the cool, smiling, brave girls who dare to stand out. You inspire me!!!
Translated by Andrea Perdue