Date Archives March 2014

A Whimsical Look

I am constantly inspired by the creativity and originality expressed by the men and women I photograph. I first noticed this woman’s wonderful leather hat and thought it looked like a contemporary art sculpture. From her coordinated double belts and boots to her incredible pants, every detail is imbued with a sense of imagination and whimsy.

Elaine Stritch:Shoot Me

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to meet
and photograph the legendary Elaine Stritch. I was walking near the Carlyle Hotel when I saw her passing by. We had been chatting for a weeks about taking a portrait for my book, but Elaine couldn’t find time in her schedule to meet. When I stopped her on the street, I reminded her of who I was and asked if I could take her photo. Her friend quickly told me that Elaine wasn’t feeling too well and started to escort her past me. I responded that I was working on a book about fashionable women when all of a sudden, Elaine turned right around and said, “For fashion, I’ll do anything! You have one minute kid.” I will always remember my brief encounter with this incredible woman.

Please check out the trailer for Chiemi Karasawa’s brilliant new documentary, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, in theaters now!!! It will make you laugh, cry, and definitely step up your style game.

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me from Isotope Films on Vimeo.

Thrifted and Gifted

Sunglasses by l.a. Eyeworks 

Debra Rapoport always looks stunning and original in her signature “thrifted and gifted” looks. Check out the video below for some great thrifting tips and to see some of Debra’s handmade accessories CLICK HERE.