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Finding Fashion

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Published Oct 12, 2016 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 20 Contributors

    22 photos selected by

    Landon Nordeman
    Documentary photographer

    I met this mysterious girl a couple days ago while taking photos in Chinatown, Toronto. She was ...

    #bus #chinatown #downtown #toronto #streetcar #stop #glasses #heart #girl

    Thank you all for submitting your work. Part of your responsibility as photographers is to share your work with others. The exchange of images and ideas you participate in as a photographer of the Your Shot community will help you grow as artists and hopefully inspire you and inspire others to keep developing your eye and your practice!
     
    Speaking of practice, I want to remind you all that the practice of seeing extends beyond this assignment. Several times a day, I find myself “seeing photographs” out on the street or in the process of my daily life. Even though I don’t photograph a scene, I still enjoy the experience of seeing it. I wish you all the same sort of enjoyment, wonder, and curiosity for the world around us that I share.
     
    The more you photograph, the better you will get at capturing that world, so please don’t give up. Just keep shooting!
     
    Remember that only you can see what you see. And only you have access to your world, so embrace that as a place to find photographs.

    Cool on Oxford Street

    #colour #up #streetphotography #point #cool #fasion #style

    Editor's Note

    Great! An excellent example of finding a background you like, and waiting for your subject to cross in front of it. Great color, framing, and composition. Definitely a fashion moment, too. Nice suit!

    Landon Nordeman
    Documentary photographer

    my dog is in front of a close shoe store

    #sidewalk #dog #bichon #torrevieja

    Editor's Note

    Love this! It seems as though this dog has "Found Fashion" in this wall mural. Great light and composition--and a sense of humor! Bravo!

    Landon Nordeman
    Documentary photographer

    these group of ladies waiting for a long time to cross the road. finally they got these colorful ...

    #rainyday #traveller #people

    Editor's Note

    Love it. A fashion moment born out of daily life. good use of color in a monochromatic scene and catching an example of fashion on the street. and good for staying out in the rain to keep shooting!... More

    Landon Nordeman
    Documentary photographer

    While recently travelling in Japan, we were pleasantly surprised to see how many young people wer...

    #colour #obi #dress #pattern #japan #tokyo #women #kimono #japanese #crossing #fashion

    I have never seen nuns in their habits on the beach where I live. This is not typical summer beac...

    Synchronized swimmers show their colors at the Synchro-Swim event in Washington, D.C.

    #synchronizedswim #washington_dc

    Editor's Note

    Good use of cropping to show what you want the viewer to see. Love their suits.

    Landon Nordeman
    Documentary photographer

    The Feria de Abril in Sevilla lasts for 6 days and takes place at the fairgrounds on the far bank...

    #sevilla #flamenco #feriadeabril #feria #feriadesevilla

    Editor's Note

    Just love the feeling and mood of this image. And the composition is great too--looking down on the street. Introducing color into a monochromatic scene. and her fashion is very unique too!

    Landon Nordeman
    Documentary photographer

    When your outfit matches the street.

    #color #melbourne

    Editor's Note

    This is just brilliant. I love that this photographer was paying attention to this serendipitous moment on a street corner.Talk about a good color photograph. The similarity in color is the key, he... More

    Landon Nordeman
    Documentary photographer

    sailing - I love to document the life of our family... Vacation time

    #summer #child #childhood #portrait #adventure #people #boy #sailing

    Hair is about freedom, long hair is all about freedom blowing in the wind. I met these four model...

    #street #girls

    Very unique set of friends.

    #women #street #people #places #travel #fashion

    Editor's Note

    Love this image! It's a great moment filled with humor, color, strong composition, and an appreciation for the subject, and is certainly filled with fashion! Congrats! Please submit more work, Javi... More

    Landon Nordeman
    Documentary photographer

    In Italy fashion is paramount, and often found in the details. A man and his leather shoes are c...

    #ngmadventure #finding_fashion #ngmcreate #natgeoinspires #fashion #ngmh2o

    Two lines, two legs, two shoes, two yellows

    #pavement #legs #street #shoes #yellow #fashionweek #walking #fashion

    People waiting for the next performance in the Kabuki-za (Ginza, Tokyo), which is the main theate...

    #white #ginza #colors #japan #red #tokyo #kimono #formal #people #frame #culture #traditional #line #kabuki

    a man crossing the road

    #uk #man #hat #built_to_walk #black_and_white #city #coat #street #urban #road #walking #crossing #gender

    Editor's Note

    Great composition. very graphic image--and certainly fashion on the street. nice!

    Landon Nordeman
    Documentary photographer

    Whenever I ride in a car, I keep my camera on my lap and be alert to catch interesting happenings...

    #colours #streetshot #fashionweek #fashion

    A quiet moment during the late afternoon return from the beach, in quintessential Miami Beach style.

    #primary_colors #miamibeach

    An elegant old man is walking in front of an advertising poster depicting an equally stylish guy....

    #young_man #old_man #street #generations #people #color #fashion

    While travelling around Cuba i made this shot on the beach in Varadero. It was an instant shot wi...

    #hair #ring #portrait #yellow #silhoulette

    Editor's Note

    Great detail! Also, love how the earring stands out--leading your eye to it.

    Landon Nordeman
    Documentary photographer

    Is a street capture on the beach. A man was waiting for his child that was playing with the sand...

    #streetphotography #man #street #green

    Editor's Note

    Fabulous! Great use of color and sense of humor, and creative framing to show me exactly what your intention is! and from everyday life! Congrats!

    Landon Nordeman
    Documentary photographer

    Every year my son, daughter in law and the children come for a family dinner on Christmas Eve to ...

    #safe #finding_family_assignment #cosy_place #comfortable #family #culture

    Editor's Note

    Love it! That sweater is a fashion statement in itself, but you've captured it in a beautiful, surprising, meaningful, intimate, funny, endearing way! Bravo! Great example of "finding fashion" in e... More

    Landon Nordeman
    Documentary photographer

    There are two important points that I would like to leave you with. The first is to keep your equipment to a minimum. We all need to improve how we see—not how big our camera bag is. Lots of equipment will weigh you down and occupy your body and mind, when you should be liberating yourself so that you can react instinctively with your heart, mind, and eyes. My recommendation: one camera, one fixed lens, and lots of memory cards and batteries. Try it and see how it feels!
     
    Secondly, I hope this assignment and some of the amazing work I’ve seen and selected for my final edit will remind you that photographs exist everywhere! You don’t need to travel around the world or up a mountain to find something beautiful to shoot. You can find it at your local bus stop, outside your window, while waiting to cross the street, or on your couch during a family gathering. Sometimes the smallest gesture or detail can transcend the moment when it is photographed beautifully.
     
    Go for it!

    Landon

    About the Editor
    Landon Nordeman
    Documentary photographer
    Looking for the eternal in the ephemeral, Landon photographs fine art projects and works for commercial and editorial clients around the world. His first monograph, Out of Fashion, will be published by Damiani this fall (2016). American Photography, Communication Arts, Pictures of the Year International, The PDN Photo Annual, The ...

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