Friday, September 7, 2012

Back Tracking

I was crossing the intersection at 9th and West 13th when I spotted a model with the most incredible street style. At first glance the model appeared to resemble the Swedish sensation Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, but I wasn't a 100% certain. Approaching and photographing models on the street can always be a bit tricky, you usually have a split second to decide whether or not to approach before the moment is gone. By the time I had confirmed in my mind that the model in question was indeed Jorgensen, I had crossed to the other side of the street and she had all but disappeared around the corner on her way to a casting. At that very moment, I spun around and waited for the pedestrian signal to change before darting back across the road in pursuit of Jorgensen. With camera at the ready and a little out of breath, I approached the impeccably dressed Swede and introduced myself before requesting a photo for Inoubliable Model Army. Not only was Jorgensen more than happy to oblige but she was also super friendly and a consummate professional, posing beautifully even as a forklift vehicle hovered precariously in the background. 

At age twenty-one, Jorgensen is already practically an industry veteran having been discovered five years ago in the Elite Model Look of the Year which she won. Jorgensen moved to New York a year later and has been a fixture on the international runway circuit ever since. Jorgensen's enquiring beauty has been featured in a diverse array of publications ranging from the latest issue of Document to the British, Italian, Spanish and Japanese editions of Vogue to Love Magazine. What makes Jorgensen's beauty all the more compelling is her varied interests and passions. As an aspiring artist, photographer, actress and blogger, Jorgensen is able to express her artistic, creative and spiritual sides. Jorgensen explains her blog's title "Displaced Bones" in an interview with the Ground, "I like displaced things. Whatever you do comes from yourself, but you're always affected by what's around you, whether you are aware of it or not. I embrace things around me and I try not to take them for granted. I always try to observe in a new way, as if it was the first time I've experienced it, with a pure eye, and that is a great way to play around with. Blogging is one way of letting it all out."


Dorothea Barth Jorgensen
The Streets of New York
Photographer - Neill Seeto

Dorothea Barth Jorgensen
The Streets of New York
Photographer - Neill Seeto

Creative Minds
The Ground - Issue 2
Photographer - Nicholas Ong
Source - thegroundmag.com

Black Denim Magic
Photographer - Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
Source - blkdnmcloseup.com

Photographer - Hedi Slimane
Source - thefashionspot.com

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