7 Street Style Photographers You Need To Be Following
While all eyes may be on the runways of New York, London, Paris, and Milan for the latest fashions, you should avert your eyes to the streets for some serious #stylegoals. These seven blogs capture the eclectic, the chic and most importantly, wearable looks that models-off-duty, style bloggers and everyday folk wear around their respective city streets. Next time you’re looking for some fashion inspiration, let these blogs be your new source. Don't forget to tell us which fashion blogs you follow in the comments.
Tommy Ton is arguably the biggest name in the street style game. Since bursting onto the scene in 2005, he became synonymous with street style photography. For the past decade, Ton has captured the magic of Fashion Month for his former blog Jak & Jil and major fashion publications such as GQ and Style.com. Readers quickly recognized his detailed images of international fashion editors, models-off-duty and your non-fashion industry subjects alike. Starting this month fans of the 31-year-old photographer can get lost on TommyTon.com, the new independent street style blog which will include over 15,000 original images, interviews and weekly photo updates.
While she started off as a fashion illustrator it was the launch of her eponymous blog in 2006 that catapulted Doré to the forefront of the street style movement. On garancedore.fr you can find regular posts about fashion, beauty and travel along with engaging interviews from interesting fashionistas. The ability to work with different mediums including photography, video and illustrations is why her blog attracts millions of monthly viewers and why she works as an in- demand creative consultant for luxury houses and companies.
Adam Katz Sinding
Adam Katz Sinding is the man behind the very popular photo blog Le 21ème, pronounced Luh Van-Tay-Un-Eee-Em. Since 2007, the self-taught photographer has traveled across the globe capturing the sartorial adventures of models, It girls and editors for Le 21ème and for just about every major publication in the book. The site's tagline is "this is not a street style blog," which may or not be true, but if you've been known to get lost on Pinterest and Tumblr then you have probably found your next visual addiction.
Before Garance Doré and Tommy Ton emerged on the fashion scene, there was Bill Cunningham. As the originator of street style photography, the longtime fashion fixture has captured stylish New Yorkers since 1978 for The New York Times. Even Anna Wintour shared with Vogue readers, "that we all get dressed for Bill. He's been documenting me ever since I was a kid. And it's one snap, two snaps or he ignores you, which is death *laughs.*" If his weekly column is not enough to satisfy your taste for style then add the fashion documentary "Bill Cunningham New York" to your next Netflix binge session. Below is a video of Cunningham discussing trends he photographed for the Time's "On the Street" column.
Australian lawyer turned London-based professional photographer, Vanessa Jackman is one of our new favorite sites to peruse, mostly because she shoots real people and fashion style stars alike. Her photos have a beautiful light and airy vibe which make her blog easy to get lost on . When she's not snapping stylish people on the street, she's shooting editorial work that can be found in international glossies including Grazia and Moon magazines.
Caroline Blomst and Daniel Troyse
In 2005, Caroline Blomst and her boyfriend Daniel Troyse co-foundered popular Swedish style blog, Stockholm Street Style to showcase the minimalism that Swedes are known for embracing. After finding international success, the duo eventually developed Caroline's Mode, a more comprehensive fashion website that covers runway trends, trend forecasting and offers style advice.
Before Leandra Medine was repelling men, there was Swiss photographer Yvan Rodic, better known as the FaceHunter, who was at the forefront of the international street style movement. Rodic offers a mixture of coverage ranging from casual street style in Peru to haute couture coverage during Paris Fashion Week. He has gained such a large following that he published not one, but two books of his photographs and commentary.