Friday, July 31, 2015
This lady kindly allowed us our first portraits of the morning. The early sun was dodging clouds and gave a lesson in the subtleties of illumination. My preference is for gentle side lighting, which shows textures to advantage. Compare such an effect to that of diffused lighting here. The railroad leads nicely to a vanishing point and the low angle brings her height to meet the treetops. Heroic posing, indeed.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Atlanta Street Fashion has an intern. Meet Ashley, a rising high school senior who lives in Northwestern metropolitan Atlanta and is a fan of this 'blog. A life long interest in the business of fashion is reflected in theme of her senior project. Yes, she is building a portfolio of real life photography and reached out to me for mentorship. For our first style safari we met in Marietta, the site of a vibrant town square and its artists' and farmers' market. After coffee with her mother at Cool Beans, we took to the streets. These are the first souvenirs of that morning.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
A clever elision of the noun 'millennial' and the French pronoun elle, millennielle by Coco Bassey is a compendium of "fashion, travel, DIY projects, music and homemaking" says she. These tastes are informed by a worldliness born of living in Europe, North America and Africa. Thank you, Coco, for sharing the adventure.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Where does the time go? On July 31, 2010, four strangers shared their looks with me, thus launching Atlanta Street Fashion in fine style. To mark the final week of this retrospective, I will be present at Kavarna Friday evening from five o'clock until eight. See you there!
707 East Lake Drive, Decatur
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Last Friday we dedicated an improvement our streetscape. Please follow this link to learn more about the Peachtree Center Avenue Cycle Track.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
dress and scarf: Madewell
Bake, Rattle & Roll
prize winning mac 'n cheese by Epicurian
lovely bicycles by Royal Tour, Atlanta
button flower bouquets by Phlox Icona
Please follow this link to all the fun Sunday!
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Just in time for me to sell this Bastille Day at Paris On Ponce,
Leigh has arranged a fresh crop of colorful button flower bouquets. No two are alike and all are vintage, thoughtfully stacked and grouped. Stems are genuine floral wire and tape, of course. They cannot wilt, even in Georgia summers, and never require water. Under the name Phlox, she co-edits with Cathy Camper that compendium of weird candy, Sugarneedle, and may be found this weekend at Eyedrum for the Atlanta 'Zine Fest.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Roberta and I met at Pints For Parks, when I served on the host committee for that Park Pride fundraiser. With my Kavarna show date looming, I was need of a memorable graphic. One idea begat another and we agreed to a service swap: her design skill in return for mine in portraiture. Thank you, Roberta for giving the blog's fifth anniversary such a lovely statement. The exhibition continues through the end of this month at 707 East Lake Drive in Decatur.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Why does the expression 'hotter than July in Georgia' spring so readily to mind? These people met the challenge in fine style. Seen dining al fresco at Highland Bakery, they were happy to share their savoir faire.