Fill Up On Fashion Photographer Phil Oh
If there is one person more dedicated to fashion coverage than me, it might just be photographer Phil Oh (AKA Mr. Street Peeper) who is a fixture outside pretty much every fashion show under the sun. He is there (alongside Tommy Ton and Scott Schuman) rain or shine, morning or night, fall, winter, spring or summer. You can’t miss him with his long black hair, dark rimmed, slightly geeky glasses and one colorful, eye catching outfit after another.
Also eye catching are the photos he captures on the concrete catwalk. Phil has a tendency to snap his subject in action, on the go and in a hurry. Less posed than the work of most of his colleagues, his photos harken back to the oeuvre of the great Bill Cunnigham – the grandfather or godfather (depending on who you ask) of street style photography.
On a personal level what makes Phil such a fun person to hang out with during the shows, besides the fact that he barley ever sleeps so he is always reachable, is that he has no filter. He says what he thinks and doesn’t care who hears it or how it is taken. Phil is a true free spirt, with a fantastic sense of personal style and a brilliant eye for capturing fashion moments as they happen with unforgettable images that will mark generations of fashion lovers as visual signposts of how the world dressed up for life.
I am particular proud of this podcast because, if you look online to learn about Phil, well there is not a lot out there, he is not a big fan of self-promotion. But even so I hope with this interview you will be able to discover for yourself why he is such a worthwhile member of our global fashion family.
Jessica Michault is the Senior Vice President of industry relations at GPS Radar by Launchmetrics. She is also the editor-at-large for ODDA magazine and contributes to publications like the New York Times, the Business of Fashion, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Mixte magazine.
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