these are cheapo gas station sunglasses that have become my favorite pair. it’s probably not considered “punk” to talk about fashion and style (ironically), but fashion is such a tangible indicator that easily distinguishes any subculture, or person for that matter, from one another. spare me the “superficiality” speech. if you didn’t care, let a total stranger choose what you wear.
i put thought into what i wear. i know what i like and i know what doesn’t look good on me because in the end, i’m the one who needs to be comfortable walking in my shoes. i believe everybody feels the same way, the only difference is what people choose to wear. do i judge? yes, i prefer “critique”, but who cares what i think? and don’t you sit there on your imaginary throne pretending not to judge people for what they wear.
that said, i want to photograph people and their fashion sense. my intention is talk to people about their style and start some dialogue about why people like what they wear. is it color? graphics? cut? comfort? ethical production? we all wear clothes but in this time and place where there are so many choices, why do we choose what we do? we may dress different from each other, but i’m curious about what similarities there might be. who knows, maybe i’ll learn a bit about people and subcultures along the way.
and i want to start with the punks.