September 09, 2015
I use to think I started shooting street style by accident until I realized I have always been infatuated with what people wear since I stumbled the countless number stories that is hidden behind every yarn of fabric. Shooting what people wear is like a story book in a jpeg format, like reading a book, the words of a photo literally hides in color, fit,culture ….the diction is never ending with time. I saw this beautiful story by way of Andile Biyana on a Tuesday afternoon on the vibrant streets of braamfontein ( Johannesburg, South Africa), twiddling her umbrella like she was impatiently waiting for the weatherman’s forecast to come to life.
Her pants mimicked the foreword of a book, slowly hinting at all the interesting parts of her story. Instantly i assumed she had an appreciation for clothes that date back to a time before her birth, and this was just from the way she her pants swallowed her figure with her button down shirt neatly tucked in a jean simmon-esque way. I was right, Andile Biyana is thrifter at heart, one of the many souls who wished their souls came into this world in the glam era. This phenomenon of dipping your toe into a million stories through documenting style is the reason why I created this platform, no fashion week or famous people, just short stories of ordinary ‘’storytellers’’.