Pattern Behavior – I met Brooklyn based photographer Phil Oh at the Tribeca Grand while he and his friends were having a flea market of sorts at the hotel. I ended up leaving with his plaid poncho, mohair sweater and a leather Maison Martin Margiela tote that has made its way around the globe. I just realized it’s the one he’s carrying in his twitter background pic. He’s the photographer behind global streetstyle website, streetpeeper, and also shoots for a variety of big brands. This is Phil getting ready for his shot you’ll see at the bottom. He also shared his personal style (spoiler alert: “kooky”), favorite shop and a little tidbit about shooting for Vogue after the jump.
Phil calls his style “kooky and colorful” and is into colors, patterns and textures and prefers to shop at secondhand stores like Tokio 7 in NYC. After one of his recent vintage shopping hauls (seen here), he wondered whether he might’ve gone a bit print-overboard.
Phil suggested we shoot near this iconic clock and I mentioned that I sometimes feel weird asking people to walk a bit for the right backdrop. He said I’d be surprised how far people have been willing to walk for a shot in Vogue.