“new york, june 2007” by Hiroyuki Ito

“new york, june 2007”

“…I like photographs that are beautifully composed – the moments captured gracefully with light and shadow having playful dialogues. I prefer order and balance to chaos and unpredictability. That’s why among Japanese photographers, I feel more kinship to Ishimoto and Narahara than Moriyama and Tomatsu. But when I looked at these photographs I took 15 years ago, I was horrified by how badly composed they were – the awkwardly missed moments with ugly uneven tonalities. They are the exact opposite of my ideal of how pictures should look. Yet, I am drawn to them now because it shows how difficult it was to tame New York street scenes and how foolishly young I was to believe that I could conquer them. (I couldn’t)

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.