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img_2145as.jpgThey say real life is stranger than fiction…but what they really mean is that real life is more interesting than fiction. I mean, I would rather see a great documentary than some sort of CGI fantasy film any day – wouldn’t you? I think that the main factor behind the recent surge in interest in personal style and photo documentation of personal style is just the sheer fascination that we all have with each other. You could call it voyeurism but that’s a bit cynical I think. It’s more a feeling of – “Really? They were just walking down the street like that? You’re kidding, right?” There is an element of art to studio photography that I certainly appreciate – but it’s very difficult for a staged shoot to generate the sort of fascination that we all hold for real life. With that in mind, here are 10 photos that I shot this week in New York. Real people, that I had never met before, who were all just walking down the street and doing their thing until I interrupted them. Even the dude with the tophat, cape and boombox was just cruising down the street talking on the phone to a friend who had just found another cape at some store. I don’t know, maybe they’re cape collectors or something. I’ve got a whole lot of love though for anyone who leaves the iPod at home and walks around downtown blasting a boombox. Forget the noise-canceling headphones, I want to hear some Kurtis Blow or maybe that Basquiat remix of The Clash while I’m waiting for the train. xx eddie

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  • r.

    i LOOOVE the black coat in the first picture. all the structure!!!!!!

  • Drea

    i have fallen in love with the gents in the second picture.
    Every male should dress like this.

  • pumpkin

    the guys in the second photo look incredible. and the guy with the top hat, leather pants, and old school boombox???? jesus, only in new york.

  • i LOOOOVE the lil geek in the pink sox! Thats my fav photo ive seen since my time checking out your blog… its the color combo and the character.

  • Kelly

    Eddie, I couldn’t agree with you more on your comments. Even the Kurtis Blow one…. 🙂 They are living their life. Nothing wrong with that. Who are we to judge in a negative manner anyway?!

  • Anonymous

    I couldn’t agree more with your comments. They are living life, period.

  • WOW, tooo many niiice pictures in one post !
    list of the things i loved hehe:
    1st pic: the belt
    2nd: scarf of the guy on the left
    3rd: the happy socks !
    4th: the ghettoblaster dayum !!
    6th: the Y-3 shoes
    10th: the hair, sweeet !
    congrats on the perfect pics !

  • cozy chic! Love all these looks. jess s.

  • melissa

    amazing. it is so inspiring to live in this city of ours!

  • Caitie

    My inner teenage girl is in love with the gentleman in the blue lumberjack getup.

    That cape is fantastic.

  • sd

    new york folks are so much more comfortable w/their style choices

  • Tooooo Much this time, Eddie! The coat in #1 is too def, the brothers in # 2 look like a GQ ad, and the Capeman is cooler than a fridge. Check out the pullover giant coat in #6, I might even copy that one. All in all, NYC is the only place, and everyone else is either waiting to come here, or copying our originality. Last but not least, my brother #10 with the blowout looks cooler than Don King.

    p.s. i see lots of cobblestones!

  • That’s my little hottie boi in foto #8!! I

  • what a great bunch! i love the coat in the first picture.

  • nice pics
    the second of my favorite photos!

  • Jazibelle

    I so need a blue velvet cape!!!

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