Friday, September 18, 2009

The Photodiarist!

Allright people, here's what I was talking about last week: The New-York based groovy photographer behind "The Photodiarist" let me interview her! So here's an exclusive insight in the world's future Sartorialist...

First of all, how would you describe your photography aesthetic?

I feel most comfortable and in my "zone" as a street photographer. I take photos of whatever interests me in that moment. I never go out with a plan or a preconceived idea about the kind of photos that I want to take. Sometimes I come home with 400 shots, and at other times, 10. I rely quite a bit on my feelings (and less on rules) when taking a picture, but I do ask myself "why" and "what" during the course of taking and processing photos. "Why do I want to capture this moment and what about it do I want to portray?" I like to experiment, so I do end up deleting a ton of shots that just don't work. But better to delete than to never explore. I prefer black and white to color but I am trying to get back into color photography a bit more!

Do you look up/get inspired by any known streetstyle photographer out there?

I LOVE the streetstyle photography and writings of Garance Dore. And who doesn't enjoy the Sartorialist, Altamira and Jak & Jil. Another cool streetstyle blog that I just found is Swagger360. For pure street photography (not so much street style), I like Markus Hartel. But I am inspired by the masters of photo-journalism -- Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Dorothy Lange and Robert Frank. Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic

What do you adore about NYC?

The diversity of its people, places and things to do; the energy; the honesty, drive and creativity of New Yorkers; my apartment, the shopping and the fact that I can get something great to eat at any time of the day or night. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Describe inspiration in 3 words...

Emotion. Travel. The Story.

What makes you smile?

Being around the people I love and whose company I enjoy, the start of the weekend or a vacation and almost every post written by Garance Dore. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

If I take a look inside your bag, what will I find?

Definitely a camera. Often, a book. Scarlett Empress lipstick by Nars. My new Oliver Peoples sunglasses. My wallet. An i-phone. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Where is the best place to take pictures in NYC?

Without a doubt, its parks. My favorites: union Square, Washington Square Park, Central Park and Bryant Park. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Favourite movie so far?

The Godfather, Parts I and II. I never tire of watching those movies.

If you could be in any other place right now, where would you be and with whom?

Paris or Marrakech with my best friends. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Any future projects for your blog?

To get out of my Borough (Manhattan) more and to explore other areas of the city!


  1. Wow! Thanks Rita. This is so cool. I posted a link on my blog.

  2. wow, great images