Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2019: A Year in Review

I've compiled the photos I posted over the last year that brought me the most joy and that I feel summarize what looks caught my eye in in 2019. It was such a fun year for style. Rainbow colors, clever layers, see-through fabric, non-gender conforming looks, and body positivity made for one of my favorite years yet of photographing street style. 

It was also by far the most difficult year to date for finding style shots. I had to hunt for longer to find a great photo and often came home after a full day out in the city having taking no style photographs.  I haven't quite wrapped my head around why it has become more difficult for me to find people in Seattle to photograph in the last few years. Maybe it's an evolving city where creatives can no longer afford to live in the areas that they once did... OR maybe it's just me having done this for too long and what stands out as unique personal style for me is what has evolved. Either way, I still really enjoy this documentation so I continue to do it.

Moving to Phoenix in October also brought its own set of challenges since this isn't a walking city like Seattle. I'm finding new ways to document street style here because rather than crossing paths with people walking around on the street I need to find the events or parts of town where people with unique personal style spend time. It's a fun challenge. Send me your ideas if you have any :) :) 

Happy New Year! I'm so excited for what's ahead in 2020.


Thursday, December 26, 2019

Addison | Rooster Bus | Downtown Phoenix

I found Addison in Heritage Square during Phoenix Flea helping out at her dad's mobile men's clothing shop Rooster Bus


Thursday, December 19, 2019

Anna | Heritage Square | Downtown Phoenix

Anna and I crossed paths at Phoenix Flea a couple weeks ago. Such a sweet outfit.


Monday, December 9, 2019

Artist Erika Lenaye | Phoenix Flea | Downtown Phoenix

I met Erika at her artist booth during Phoenix Flea. Her work is beautiful desert inspired paintings and prints often featuring dreamy female figures. I have been loving seeing how this area inspires people's creativity. You can really tell that the Sonoran Desert is Erika's muse. Check her out: @erikalenaye


Friday, December 6, 2019

Cassie | Uptown Farmers Market | Central Phoenix

The farmers markets here are massive! It seems like they might be opposite of Seattle and it's currently peak market season right now. I'll be curious to see what happens with the markets once summer hits here. 

I found Cassie and her dog at the Uptown Farmers Market in the Bethany Home neighborhood of Central Phoenix.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Holly | Downtown Phoenix


Monday, December 2, 2019

Courtney | Heritage Square | Downtown Phoenix

First Phoenix street style post! It took me a bit to figure out where to go looking but I'm starting to get a handle on where to hunt for street style photos here in Phoenix. It's such a sprawling city that people don't commonly walk around like they do in Seattle. So I'll mostly be finding photos in the downtown area and at events around the city. I've got quite a few photos to post. One common thread I've found amongst the people I have photographed and interacted with so far here is that everyone in Phoenix is unbelievably friendly. It's definitely a welcomed change of pace after 12 years of The Seattle Freeze.

I found Courtney in Heritage Square, a historic block of downtown Phoenix with beautiful old homes and an arboretum. You can find Courtney on Instagram under the handle @courtp.age.

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