AF 074.

Jardin des Tuileries, Paris | 19:32

I usually designate the more sartorial subjects (or editorial portraits) whom I photograph to render in AF, but this kid was really brilliant. I caught her after a long day of shooting, standing, waiting for her family to leave. I intercepted her at this spot and asked to take her photo. Needless to say, she went through the four stages of Being Shot for Street Style. At first glance perhaps she doesn’t look like she’s wearing anything special, but as I once said, it’s not what she wears, it’s her. It’s funny because I debated on whether or not I should take this shot, but as soon as she reluctantly agreed and I stepped back ten paces, before I ever snapped I knew I was going to render this editorially. For me, there’s just so much to like about this portrait. One of the best parts of shooting everyday people is the constant surprises I get. I love being surprised.