Above the Fold – I logged on to my computer today to find one of my images as the top shot of the New York Times Fashion & Style page (my home page). My shot of Dustin was featured as the lead slide for a Bomber & Varsity Jacket Slideshow! Granted, it’s for user submission images, but still – it was the dominant photo above the proverbial fold, with a byline okaaaay. Even better, I also landed two other shots in the actual slideshow, which I didn’t realize until a couple hours ago. My slides are #3, #8 (featuring a fuller shot of Dustin, seen below) and #19 (featuring Ece Sukan, Editor at Large, Vogue Turkey). The image will stay up, but in a smaller format through Sunday.
It was a small victory because I literally chased Dustin down in Soho for this shot over the weekend on W. Broadway near Houston. He was already half a block away when I spotted him in this atypical varsity jacket, ears firmly cupped by his Beats by Dre. Ok, time to meet our style star.
Dustin’s Street Style
Dustin is an NYU sophomore studying Film & Television Production and was listening to Speaking in Tongues by Eagles of Death Metal when I stopped him. He says he stole this Zara varsity jacket from his brother Liam (shhh, our secret). He’s also wearing a Lucky Brand T-shirt, Levi’s and these cool Premium Linen Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars. [BTW, did you know you can customize your Converse kicks?] I get the impression that this guy from the ‘Bu takes care of his clothes.
If you’re curious, Dustin’s favorite bands are The Strokes, Radiohead, Gorillaz, Led Zeppelin and 60′s era band The Small Faces. He also just turned me on to Swoon, two 20-something NYC brothers The Noise Collective just referred to as crafting ethereal bedroom soul, mixing driving hip hop and house beats with otherworldly atmospherics. You can check out their song Break Your Heart below.