Can you name ‘the’ definitive street fashion photography blog of our time?
Well, I can be certain that most of you will answer The Sartorialist (founded by Scott Schuman), and rightfully so. Well done.
What I am extremely excited about is I am going to introduce you another blog that is equally respectable as the former, for capturing and representing stylish men and street fashion, beautifully illustrated by an extremely talented hand . The blog What I Saw Today is founded by fashion illustrator Richard Haines, and in my opinion is an immaculate work of art giving insights into fashion on streets of NYC. Browsing the blog is like looking into the private collection of the artist’s sketch book accumulated over the years, and each picture capturing the essence of the subject so effortlessly.
I was delighted when Mr Haines replied to my email asking him if I could feature some of his works on HSD. With his blessings, I started doing some research and preparing for this post, and came across a list of other sites and blogs who have also featured Mr Haines’ works and blog. So I might be a little late here, but it’s not going to stop me from sharing this to more people who deserves to be taken into the world of What I Saw Today.
Richard Haines, designer turned illustrator
Richard Haines has always loved drawing since young. But during the period when print media was turning more towards photography, he realized that he might have to take a different career path . He ventured into the fashion industry as a designer and worked for companies such as Calvin Klein, Bill Blass, Sean Combs and J. Crew. The opportunity for him to rekindle his love for illustration arises with the sudden growth of internet and blog, and his passion guided him to further his work in fashion as a fashion illustrator/blogger. Within a couple of years, his blog had become well-noted within the fashion industry. His works have since grace the pages of the New York Times, several of the most influential magazines and for retailers such as Barney’s, J.Crew and Pennyblack.
He recently held a month long exhibition for ‘What I Saw Today’ at Fuller + Roberts Co, Los Angeles (April to May 2011). However, if you missed the exhibition, the next best way to see Richard Haines’ work is to visit his blog What I Saw Today, where he posts (almost daily) illustrations of his favorite city looks and stylish men.
For now, I will start dreaming of getting a personal portrait of myself by Mr Richard Haines someday. That will be such an honor.
Well enjoy the blog!
I’m inspired by the people on the streets of New York, and for that matter, whatever city I’m in. I’d love to do a ‘what I saw today’ in different cities some day, but New York City is hands down my muse!
Richard Haines’ Work…
So, I love fashion, and designers, but it’s what happens to it all on the streets that really gets me going!
What really gets my eye is not a guy in designer clothes, but a guy with swagger and sexiness and an ease with himself.
Source: What I Saw Today , http://designerman-whatisawtoday.blogspot.com/