Sunday felt windstill and mild. Low cloud hung above the rooftops of this seaside town producing a soft light. By late afternoon day-trippers began making their excuses to leave. Their exit left only the locals outside bars and cafes to debate what was, and screeching seagulls swept downwards in to the empty spaces.
Siobhan, is a personal style consultant based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her mission at ‘Oh Wow! Wardrobe Consultancy’ is to get you looking great quickly, drawing from her experience with the clothing industry.
“…carving out well deserved “me” time can mean shopping becomes a tiresome task…” Siobhan.
Following a friendly, thorough wardrobe inspection and clearout, Siobhan will do much of the initial legwork so you don’t have to. You can be spared the drudgery of ploughing through crowded mezzanine floors stuffed with clothes rails, in the hope that you may find something suitable.
You will learn from her how to avoid making fashion mistakes in the future and so saving you money in the long-term.
Music: Better The Devil You Know by Kylie Minogue
Photographing strangers for this blog relies on only one percent skill, but ninety-nine percent chance. It’s all about chance, taking chances, and never knowing who will be where at any given time. The girl in the photo was held at a road crossing by a red light when I spoke with her. She removed one of her ear buds to listen to what I had to say.
I could have worked some magic and removed the remaining wires when processing these afterwards, but I decided to keep them showing. They were invisible to me when I was composing this shot and I wonder if she had also forgotten they were there. Sometimes you forget when things happen so quickly.
Music: Wires by Athlete
Before moving closer to my subjects to make this blog, I trained my camera on passing cyclists dressed in stylish clothes for a couple of years. The most stylish of cyclists were found in Continental Europe. Closer to home I became disillusioned at the low turnout of people that would bother to cycle. The style count was also low.
Many cyclists here today insist on dressing like a steeplejack or deep sea diver before getting on a bicycle, blaming the lack of cycling infrastructure and poor safety. I eventually ended that blog and began this one, photographing people without bicycles. I have chosen a few of the best examples from those times to show you.
Music: Jai Ho by The Pussycat Dolls ft A.R. Rahman
Music: Tangerine by Led Zeppelin