I do hate it so when some blogger dude apologieses for not posting because-they-were-busy or had suddenly 'got a life' or some other similar lame excuse! So I will not go there, I will just say 'here's some street fashion I prepared a little earlier'... and there is more where that came from too so watch out! Has everyone been enjoying the rain? I think not - well this is what we were wearing on the 31st of May - before the rain began. Enjoy, there's plenty of personal style to saviour in this set of shots.
What a difference a year makes! Last year when shooting the Vivid Light Festival I went all Old Skoolwith tripod and filters and tricky exposures but this year, shooting with the Fuji X-Pro1 I decided to go all reportage-style and put my focus, and the fabulous Fuji's 35mm lens on the people attending vivid and their interactions with the Vivid event itself. All the pictures were made with Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R iso at 3200 and giving a little extra pop using the EF20 Flash set at-1. Camera in aperture priority mode, most shots at F2. With the camera set all I had to do was find my subjects and photograph them; which was not that tricky once I got going. Yes one certainly needs some confidence but I do think the Fuji X-Pro1 looks so different that the very camera itself 'cuts you some extra slack in a crowd' and I didn't get too many strange or agro looks. Nice! Hope you like my take on Vivid Sydney 2013..
Oh; and since I made so many landscape pictures, and at 600 pixels wide the blog here does not quite do justice to the finer details.. so I have also put a complete set of the images at 1600 pixels wide on Flickr here. Yes view the BIG Versions HERE.
Last night I had the pleasure of speaking about this very blog - Street Fashion Sydney - at the Subculture Slam at Casula in Western Sydney. I was one of four speakers along with Artists Stuart Bailey and Harrison Earl and Australian Deer Hunting Association President John Mumford - yes hunting is a subculture; bet you didn't know that!
Street Artist Harrison Earl speaking at the Casula Powerhouse Subculture Slam.
All four speakers gave a 6ish minute talk while we showed 20 slides of our work in a Pecha Kucha style presentation. Both Stuart and Harrison have work currently on exhibition at the gallery and it was a real treat listening them talk about their work, influences and art process. I spoke about the same sort of things I suppose but from a Street Fashion perspective and threw in a bit of the history of the blog and my thoughts about how we can influence our culture through writing and photography. John spoke about the history of hunting from cave dwelling times onward and the hunters role as environmentalist, as he said - "I'm probably going to be the most challenging speaker tonight." And I think he probably was in a controversial kind of way..
Fantastic Antipasto plate!
The tricked-out performance space.
After the event I managed to photo-bomb the tidy up as the legally obtained milk-crates were returned to another part of the gallery and grab some fresh Street Fashion shots. Love the white blouse under the blue denim smock, black tights and laced boots; and who, I do mean who could resist a SAVE FERRIS Tee shirt teamed blue jeans, black boots and bag and those fab curly locks of hair! Not me that's for sure. And last but not least Slam organiser Michael Do in a classic all black get-up and a fine looking Fedora!
Video of my talk..
A huge thank you to Director Kiersten Fishburn who MC'd the evening; event organiser Michael Do, everyone at Casula Powerhouse and my fellow speakers for making the Subculture Slam such a wonderful night.
And one last note; this inner city boy discovered just how easy it is to get to the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, just get on the train for a hassle free 45 minute ride to a great art space and great art.
This fabulous men's winter ensemble just HAS to be True Sydney 'Street' Style, spotted at Circular Quay while I was looking at the VIVID Sydney light show on Sunday night. White on white on white with black detail, and shorts in winter, well its been quite mild so far. Love it!