On the Job with Street Style Photographer Adam Katz Sinding

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Photos by Adam Katz Sinding

Fall has officially arrived and NYFW is here again without warning. The line for your daily iced latte just got longer and far more fashionable. The vintage Levi’s you lived in all summer long suddenly aren’t as chic as the woman next to you striking a pose in sharp black tailoring and a double espresso. Your sunglasses probably don’t feel big enough either (how else are you going to put up with all the attitude in the air?) While you’re busy having a mini-crisis because you stayed in summer one day too long, photographer Adam Katz Sinding is quite keen to this shift, for a new season of style stars awaits his guise.

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We jumped on the phone with the man behind Le 21ème while in Amsterdam on his eve of fashion month and his flight to New York. That’s a thirty-day circuit and an average of three hours of sleep per night not even Morgan Spurlock could prepare for. He stays up to tell us what he’s thinking.

Who do you look forward to shooting every season?

I look forward to finding new people, new venues, new cities, and new looks.  It’s always exciting to see new things and try to capture them in a way that creates a memory of that moment.

When you think of the familiar faces you’ve shot, who’s the first person that comes to mind?

I would say, if I have to pick ONE person: Natasha Goldenberg.

In your opinion, what makes for a great street style image?

The light is paramount. Bad light can ruin an amazing moment. There are so many lighting situations where I see other photographers shooting, and my camera is just at my hip, untouched.  I just don’t want to take a photo in certain light. It doesn’t look nice, and there’s no point in taking a bad photo of a good person.

Give us a high and low moment from past fashion week experiences?

Gucci one year ago in the most torrential rain I’ve even been in.  Four or five of us had our camera’s broken by it.  It was horrible.  Also shooting outside Victoria Beckham in February in -17 celsius was pretty painful.  A great high moment was shooting outside Vetements in July and having not so many nice photos due to a horrible venue, then walking to the next venue in a pretty bad mood, only to have Rick Owens walk out of a random cafe all alone and cross the street in front of Opéra Garnier.  It was only myself and one friend there and it really made my whole day.

From your experience behind the lense, how would you differentiate NYFW street style from other fashion weeks?

NYFW is hard work.  Jam packed with shows.  The weather sucks.  Freezing winters and boiling summers.  It’s dynamic, and I like that.  NYFW is not my favorite as far as street style goes, but the difficulties make it very exciting, so it ranks high on my list.

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How has your job changed over the years? How has fashion week changed?

Each season there are new and more photographers.  When I started there were maybe 20 people. Now there are 500 shooting.  It’s hard.  Cops, barriers, paparazzi, everyone is in our way.  The challenge makes it exciting.  If there were just 20 people shooting, I’d probably be bored by how easy it is.

It’s 30 days and 3 hours of sleep. That must take a toll. What drives you to take on that sort of schedule? What do you gain at the end of it, aside from, well, a paycheck?

I did this for free for years.  I’m not here for the money.  I love this job, and I refuse to let the financial gains be my primary fuel-source.  I do this because I love the challenge.  We all work SO hard.  We sweat, we freeze, we run through traffic, risk our lives, or safety, our health.  Just to take a photo of what…some girl in some nice shoes?  It sounds to stupid on paper, but it’s so much fun.  I’m so lucky.  I just want to take the best photo out there.  Every day is like the Olympics, and I want that fucking Gold Medal.

Get Inspired for NYFW with the 5 Best Couture Week Street Style Trends

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All photos: Julien Boudet/BFAnyc.com

In Paris, it’s currently 45 degrees and couture city. We might be bundled up today in NYC, but with some inspiration from one of our other favorite cities we can get a head start on prepping for the fast-approaching NYFW.

1. TECHNICOLOR PRINTS
PARIS FASHION WEEK #PFW Street Style Haute Couture S/S 2015 - DAY ONE

 

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2. FULL-SKIRTED COATSPARIS FASHION WEEK #PFW Street Style Haute Couture S/S 2015 - DAY ONE

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3. MINI STATEMENT BAGSPARIS FASHION WEEK #PFW Street Style Haute Couture S/S 2015 - DAY ONE

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4. BLACK SHEARLING/FURPARIS FASHION WEEK #PFW Street Style Haute Couture S/S 2015 - DAY ONE

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5. EMBROIDERY + EMBELLISHMENT
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PARIS FASHION WEEK #PFW Street Style Haute Couture S/S 2015 - DAY TWO

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PARIS FASHION WEEK #PFW Street Style Haute Couture S/S 2015 - DAY TWO

Get Inspired by the 5 Chicest Street Style Trends from Milan Fashion Week

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All photos: Julien Boudet/BFAnyc.com

Fashion Week is not inspiration-poor; from the runways to the streets, we’re finding all kinds of reasons to reinvigorate our wardrobes. Get inspired by the 5 chicest MFW street style trends, right here.

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10 Best Looks from the Streets During Tokyo Fashion Week

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Photo: Julien Boudet/BFAnyc.com

Tokyo Fashion Week street style proved to be an extravagant feast for the fashion loving eyes, and of course the street style photogs. Tokyo’s giving New York Fashion Week a run for its money — the colors, trends, and ornate details create colorful visuals worth taking note of.

Many outfits are so man-repelling that they have Leandra Medine shaking in her Givenchy boots.

Not on the other side of the world? No worries. Just take a glance at some of Tokyo Fashion Week’s most inspiring and borderline crazy looks.

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Global Street Beauties: Winter Faces

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Street Style bloggers go nuts for layering and accessorizing, but total style calls for just the right amount of makeup, finished off with the perfect—or perfectly undone—coif. Darker lips accentuate wintry hues, hat-hair needs to be kept in check, and embracing new trends, like minimalism, calls for a complimentary hairstyle. Here are some winterized beauties who’ve adapted their looks to their climes, captured in recent street snaps around the world.

New York image Model Sara Blomqvist keeps warm under a fur topper, and pairs berry lips and porcelain skin with a natural color palette and flowing, healthy hair. Photo: Models of Duty

Milan image Her eccentric pieces—a fur cowboy hat and over-sized, cheeky necklace—are subdued by a clean, glowing face. Her vibrant skin is a sight for sore eyes in the dead of winter. Photo: The Sartorialist

Paris image The new minimalism in fashion calls for complimentary beauty looks: stricter hair with slick parts and defined lines. I love that her hair, parted straight down the middle, brings out her angular features. Photo: Phil Oh for Street Peeper Florence image This head-to-toe menswear look calls for elements of girlish beauty. Her ruby lips, Latin-inspired side bun, and wispy hair pulled down around her face balances the otherwise masculine look. Photo: The Sartorialist

Miami image Salty sea air mixed with humidity and bright, pastel prints pair nicely with her simple, slicked-back hair and sharp, retro glasses. Photo: Phil Oh for Street Peeper

London image Achieving this total “look” takes commitment: parochial lines are nearly Gothic when paired with her severe haircut and extremely defined brows and lips. Photo: Phil Oh for Street Peeper

London Fashion Week: The Street Scene

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It’s no secret that London still rules supreme when it comes to street style. Here’s a look at what caught my eye…

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image The flattop- back in full effect!

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image Double trouble: matching looks for Pixie Geldof and galpal.

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