William Yan: New York Fashion Week

We have outfitted William Yan, a New York based street photography and blogger, with a Leica X1 to cover the comings and goings surrounding New York Fashion Week. His snapshots prove that there’s just as much style on the streets of New York City as on the runways.

I never know what I’m going to shoot during NYFW nor what I’m going to end up getting a lot of until a few days into the week. It seems that I’ve been catching a lot of people in all sorts of patterns from florals, stripes, and polka dots to plaids, camouflages and even ethnic ones; men and women are not afraid to wear them. I love how well thought out some of the outfits are and how even a few dared to pair a few different patterns and colors together to take it to a another level.

-William Yan

You can keep up with William on his blog, http://williamyan.com, and on Twitter @williamyan.

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  • 1, 3 and 5 are really strong. They are the ones I prefer, the proximity with the subject adds strength. Thanks for sharing.
    PS There is a certain elegance in the way they dress. And I like the “angel” photo (Jill Stuart) in your blog!

  • ouch! i work in this business, but many captured here are really bad examples of very bad taste!
    some people try way too hard to look ‘cool’ or ‘trendy’.

    ‘cool’ is something one cannot force, you either have it or you don’t!

  • Leica X1
    – Autofocus distinctly slower than most
    – Unimpressive battery life
    – Accurate manual focus impossible (lens stops down uncontrollably)
    – Low light operation relatively poor (very slow AF and screen refresh rate)

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