Originally Posted by mack11211
I like the blog.
When he started it, I think he was very underemployed. So he had time to walk around and picture ordinary folk.
Now he gets paid to go to shows, and also to shoot spreads, so the subjects within camera range have changed.
I like pix of regular folk, and I like pix of industry folk. They've all styled themselves, and often there is something I can learn from.
Whenever I have met him (twice, once at his NYC gallery opening and once outside a show during Fashion Week) he was friendly and levelheaded. His own comments here and on his own blog are the same.
I enjoy his photographs and almost never read the comments, unless there is an outfit that really speaks to me. The change in his subjects over time really seems to be a natural progression of his life experiences. In that light, I'm a little surprised by the callous lack of understanding some of the earlier posters seem to exhibit. Not exactly thrilled by his fan club, but that is different from the man himself. His pictures of industry folk seem to capture a range of individuals, not just the "beautiful people." Granted, the range is probably narrower than if all his photos were of the "every(wo)man" on the street, but this certainly doesn't mean that he's now the The "CondeNastist."