A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to work with a wonderful lady named Vanessa Porter. Besides being the owner of her own vintage shop, she and her husband are also neighbors of mine. I had approached Mrs. Porter for a portrait session and she was kind enough to acquiesce. It was a short, but great session which consisted of one outfit, a bolt of old cloth, some tape, and my living room. Needless to say, I hope the two of us get the chance to work together again soon. I’m also sorry for sitting on these for so long (and thus cheating you out of precious days and weeks of being able to view them).
I know I’m supposed to post some sort of big “The Year in Repose” blog, but fact is that I am either too busy or too lazy to undertake a post like that in sufficient manner. I will say, though, that 2011, despite all its horrible flaws (the Japanese hold a special place in my prayers), was a year of personal growth and much, much change – most of which was for the better. So I guess it was pretty much a successful year, right?
And thus, in the place of an extensive end-of-the-last-year, beginning-of-the-new-one type-post, here are a few pictures that I’m pretty fond of. I was able to meet Karsyn DeGast somewhat randomly during my recent trip to New York thanks to Nicole Loher and Twitter. We spent an afternoon drinking coffee and taking pictures. Not much more else to say (except maybe that Karsyn bears a pretty uncanny resemblance to This Person).
I hope you all had a really great and memorable New Years. Now, upwards and onwards. Excelsior!
Nicole Loher is a distinctly impressive lady. If you’ve spent any time trolling fashion tumblrs, you’ve probably stumbled across her blog – The // Style // Student. Basically, the girl is still a baby by most standards (not quite yet 19), but she’s accomplished an ever-increasing amount for her age.
I first met Nicole over Facebook, where we became fairly decent friends (as far as internet friends go, I guess). She’d been a fan of my photos, and I was a fan of her face. But by around September of this year, I felt like I was coming across her name everywhere. This was due in part to the fact that she had been asked by Tumblr to blog coverage of NYFW for them, which is considerably awesome.
Fast forward to the end of November, though. I had been meaning to get to New York to visit the Outside the Lines exhibition at the Impossible Project in order to get a chance to check out their space before they changed shows in January. Such an trip would, of course, also create an opportunity for me to touch base with my NYC friends. It almost goes without saying that I was pretty dead set on the idea that Nicole would one of them.
No matter how many times I end up meeting people in person who I’d first befriended online, the occasion always brings with it a certain kind of excitement. This time was no exception. I was luckily able to have a night and a day with Ms. Loher (it was right before finals time for her, even) and the photos below are the product of our get-together.
In short, I advise you keep an eye on this lady. Girl be goin places.
Oh, btw – Flannel is GANT. Cape is American Apparel. Jeans are Bullhead for Pac Sun. Scarf is LOFT Ann Taylor. Shoes are Ugg.