See The Decline of Fashion Photography. An argument in pictures.
One comment made is that many fashion photographers today aren’t photographers to begin with. I’ve been taking B&W photography class at FIT, which I found extremely helpful in learning the basics. I hope it will reflect in my photos.
UNIQLO, known as the Gap of Japan (if there was ever a question even their logos look similar), has opened a temporary holiday store in SoHo at 76 Greene Street between Spring and Broome. The store is open through 1/31/06.
The Zen aesthetic in Japan does exist, but only in people’s minds. Check out Tokyo: A Certain Style to get a glimpse into how real Japanese people live.
In the late 90’s Architectural Digest did a story on the Hotel Tugu in Bali. I clipped the article and saved it for years in hopes of going there one day. In October 2002, I booked a trip to stay there. Then the terrorist bombings occurred two days before I was scheduled to go, so naturally I canceled the trip.
In 2005, I finally did go to Bali and visited the Tugu, a lovely resort covered with Indonesian antiques. This picture was taken in one of the hotels 10 pavilions.