This is a quick selection of images taken by me that have been published by PURPLE MAGAZINE.
I shot everything below with a Leica M9 and Leitz 35mm 1.4 pre-asph.
February 2013 - May 2014
Bought my own leica M9 and 35mm 1.4 leitz lens when i was still only 21. sold all my gear to get it. hasselblad, nikon, pentax, mamiya and replaced them all to shoot with exclusively my m9 and 35 1.4 lens, because that was the only way I could see myself as a photographer.
February 2013, My first assignment with my new camera was to cover fashion week for Purple magazine, one of the most original and highly regarded fashion magazines in the world, extremely exclusive. Months prior in September of 2012, I had met the Editor in Chief, Olivier Zahm directly after sneaking into a show in Paris. He had forgotten his camera and I lent him mine. After the show he asked me why I was there, I told him my intentions were simply to infiltrate fashion as deep as I could. Little did I know that this act would jumpstart my career in fashion, but sure enough, the following season I was called back to cover New York Fashion Week FW13. NYFW flew by and at the end of the week my editor asked me, will you be coming to Paris? I quickly responded, no probably not. I returned to the apartment where I was staying and immediately booked a ticket to Paris and notified my editor that I had a change of plans and would in fact be joining them in Paris.
Its now leading into SS15 and Im still only a handful of photographers who cover fashion the way it should be, through a Leica. Theres just something about about the red dot that really gets those lovely ladies like Karly Kloss or Georgia May Jagger to stop and tell me oh, I LOVE your camera. No other camera can capture those moments.