The rise of street style photography has seen photographers, bloggers, stylists and average fashionistas shoot to fame with a single (or multiple) snaps. It occurred to me while walking into the recent Toronto Fashion Week ("World MasterCard Fashion Week") there were so many fashion fans hanging outside David Pecaut Square, were they waiting around waiting to be snapped? While the popularity of street style photography has created quite a few "peacocks", the medium is still the message as documenting street style around the world is a great way for budding fashion designers to get some exposure and to see how regular folks wear their clothes. Toronto even has a site dedicated to street fashion found on the streets of the City.
It's important to note that even before Scott Schuman snapped his first picture, there was Bill Cunningham, a fashion photographer for The New York Times who was a Harvard drop out. I recently watched the Bill Cunningham New York documentary and was blown away by his talent! Definitely worth the watch for those interested in street photography from a delicate and intriguing artist.
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