Friday, January 15, 2010

Street Savvy

Do you love people watching? I know I do, and I am especially inspired by the plethora of style you can find from just sitting and watching a crowd for 5 minutes. I often draw inspiration from this for my Embellished line and my own personal wardrobe. Well Jason, of Citizen Couture, is doing just that with his blog!

I had a chance to catch up with Jason and learn more about the site, so take a peak! *All photos compliments of Citizen Couture*


1. Accounting to photography? Big change, how did you get there!

The truth of the matter is that I was downsized from my firm so I thought it was a good opportunity to take on my creative side. I used to draw very often when I was younger and then just two years ago I wanted to take on photography, but I wasn't able to find what kind of photography I enjoyed until I tried taking photos during NY Fashion Week. I think photographing street-fashion is also a way for me to understand photography on a different level and it was a great way to overcome my shyness.


2. What is your method for capturing photos?
I usually carry my camera around wherever I go, but sometimes I feel that good street-style shots are difficult to come by especially in the winter. I can be meticulous with my shots and I find backdrops and lighting very important. Instead of waiting/walking around endlessly, I find that it's more efficient to also meet people through the blog network/friends. This way I can spend more time with the subject to understand who they are as a person and also getting several looks.


3. What do you love most about what you're doing now?
What I love most about photographing street-style is meeting interesting people and being able to know them on some level other than just a photo.


4. What are you future hopes for the site?
I'm hoping that the website will grow further enough that I can pursue it long-term. Even if financial constraint forces me to go back into accounting for that time being, I feel that this is a project that I want to commit to.

How is your street style?

*Don't forget: Only ONE day left to enter the Jean Straps Giveaway! Make a good impression for people who people watch! Good luck*

5 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

Fantastic pics and interview, darling J!
I love people watching too!

xoxox,
CC

Kristin said...

I love hearing about people really going after their dreams. And I'm all about some street style!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh it's so great following your dream, I really hope it continues for Jason. There are some great shots here.
xxx

Cafe Fashionista said...

Jessica thank you so much for exposing me to Jason. His work is absolutely phenomenal - I just placed each and every one of these photographs in my inspiration folder. Fabulous interview darling!! :)

Luna said...

hey, thanks for commenting on my blog!

What an inspiring story! Very admiral too - I am currently at university stuck between two decisions - to follow my creative side or to stick with the planned out route of joining the corporate road. It's definitely a hard decision to make! So all credit to you - not just for the decision that you made but also for making a success out of it and creating a great blog!

Luna

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