From two of the longest and hardest working Street Fashion Photographers, Tommy Ton and Phil Oh are the above shots.. Amongst literally hundreds of street fashion bloggers and photographers they are considered the best of the best. In a class of their own, It seems obvious that they uniquely understand what makes an image magical. Each of these is in my opinion, flat out art. It is not just the subject and what he or she is wearing, it is the moment in time and place in which the shot was taken.
I look at them with an eye to “figure it out.” I don’t even know what I mean by “figure it out” but it’s the same feeling I get when I am working on a new piece of art.
Just as Spring seems to be here to stay in San Francisco I find myself unfortunately attracted to anything furry. Normally I might be able to wear these pieces with great comfort any month of the year but we’ve been warm for a month now. A bit disquieting. I snatched these photos from one of my favorite fashion stalking sites, StockholmStreetstyle at three different times. It was only now I noticed a theme to my pickings that were actually weeks apart. Now, bring in the fog!
Is the New Secretary of Defense a Secret Feminist?
I use this term to describe any person who hopes his daughter gets the top job because she is most qualified or bristles when his wife brings home sexist stories from her corporate or military job. I also use this term for the men and women who are willing to stand up for the human rights of women. So, I am hopefully watching this guy at the moment. Why? He has chosen to investigate the decision to overturn a conviction of a military rapist. The rapist, a three star general, had already been reinstated by the time Chuck Hagel took his new post and ordered a review of the case. A number of feminists both male and female took part in the effort to make this happen. This the first hearing on Military Sexual Assault in ten years. I’d like to think it is the start of a changing tide.
But I wait and watch with cautious optimism, as the memory of a highly credible Juanita Hill cloaked in a thin veil of anguish spoke with clarity some twenty years ago during the Clarence Thomas hearing. And we all know how that turned out.
For the record, Mr. Hagel is the first ‘enlisted’ man to take such high office. This means he was not part of the elite ‘officer’ group reserved for college graduates. This made him an easy target of derision during confirmation hearings. But I am thinking his experience as one less privileged is what makes him able to hear the truth a little more clearly.