I took the chance to do some fashion shootings during my travels to Singapore.
Weekend Knack magazine , Nikon and PGAV Photo Gallery in Brussels wrote out a nationwide competition to all Belgian photographers (Weekend Photo Award #1) in June 2008. The winning prizes were big and the recognition even bigger. The theme was street fashion, which seems simple at first, but has many possible interpretations.
I decided to take my Lomo LCA equipped with a Colorsplash flash out on the town and shoot people on the streets of Singapore City (where I was on holiday at the time). The concept was to consistently double expose street textures and lines over fashionably dressed people that caught my eye on the street; allowing the street arrows, lines and textures to be physically present in the clothes. The idea was to melt the clothes and the street into a single frame that represented my vision on street fashion.
The pictures have a voyeuristic and almost paparazzi feel to them. It’s the feeling we are all daily confronted with when living in a big city. Interestingly some of the people seem to evoke a victimized expression, as if they were reluctantly dependent on their materialistic possessions. The people photographed are wearing new, spotless designer clothes as if they were on a real fashion shoot. The women have an allure reminiscent of mass media advertising. To which extent has consumption, mass media, capitalism and public perception changed the urban landscape of South-East Asia and its ever-growing cities?
My work was selected as one of the nine finalists being the only analogue entry! A selection was exhibited at the Photo Gallery in Brussels (10/2008).
Scott Brasher is a fashion street photographer based in New York City. His work has been featured on many media outlets while working with brands like Cover Girl, MTV, Reebok, and Target, among many others. But before this, Scott started shooting in the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, capturing its daily urban fashion. Last month, he took the Petzval Lens to the streets of New York to photograph scenes at the famous New York Fashion Week.
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