TGIF.

5th Avenue, New York. Speaking of 5th Avenue . . .

I haven’t posted a bunch of photos from 5th Avenue in a long time! I’m sitting here thinking back when I first started Lord Ashbury, running out of photos by the end of every week because I hadn’t perfected the art of approaching people just yet. I’d scramble Fridays and Saturdays, and if I didn’t have enough portraits for the next week, I’d spend part of the days on Sundays walking up and down 5th Avenue, taking shots like this, because it was easy . . . well, in the beginning. Then people started emailing me and saying how they loved this stuff, partly because none of the other fashion blogs had shots like these, but also because it was a perspective that made people feel like they’re on the street walking, too. So for a little while, the blog became sort of known for fashion shots captured at these unorthodox angles. What happened to this stuff? A couple of things, really. I went from never having enough photos to having way too many portraits–so many that it doesn’t make sense to me (at times to take these photos when there are so many other people I’ve stopped on the street and photographed, people who know there’s a chance they’ll appear in the blog. But then the other reason, probably the biggest–I realised after a while how difficult it was to get great fashion shots on 5th Avenue! Sure, it’s there, but with so many tourists, so much congestion, it gets tricky. And while this might sound strange to some, Eastside fashion is completely different from the stuff that goes on downtown. It’s no wonder why all of the street stylers are down there every day. I used to pride myself on being a true city-walker, but now, I’m not so sure. Maybe I need to write out posts like this every once in a while to put myself in check. Maybe. Anyway . . .

TGIF!