If you’ve ever visited the tents during New York Fashion Week (or any fashion week around the world for that matter), you’ve probably waded through a swarm of at least two-dozen photographers, each struggling to get the best shot of a random dressed-up blogger or some dashing intern. It takes a certain kind of inspired courage to ask a stranger for their photograph and wardrobe details—from impeccable taste to absurd eccentricities, street style photographers cover it all.
Though we love our celebrity photographers, like The Sartorialist and Tommy Ton, we’ve explored the networks of street style curators for a roundup of somewhat lesser-known sites worth your attention. These 15 street style photographers capture pedestrian fashion statements in parts of the world you may never have considered.
1. Easy Fashion Paris
The name Easy Fashion Paris is self-explanatory. Freelance photojournalist Fred (no last name was given on the site), who describes himself as a “modern romantic hero of the middle class,” captures effortless, aspirational style on the streets of Paris.
2. Backyard Bill
In 2008, photographer Bill Gentle (aka Backyard Bill) began photographing his friends and various locals of his hometown, Brooklyn, NY. Years later, this documentary of local culture has turned into a homey combination of style, developing trends and human interest, culminating into a down-to-earth site that celebrates individuality.
3. Candice Lake
An Australian-born photographer, blogger, model and contributing style editor at Vogue, London-based Candice Lake her impeccable taste with portraits of desirable style.
4. Face Hunter
Photographer and author Yvan Rodic captures the stylish residents of cities far and wide on Face Hunter, from Paris and New York City to Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.
5. Street Style Aesthetic
Photographer Wayne Tippetts launched Street Style Aesthetic in November 2008, determined to curate fashion across the globe under the tag line “It’s not just the clothes – it’s the people who wear them”.
6. Hel Looks
Started in July 2005 by Liisa Jokinen and Sampo Karjalainen, Hel Looks is a beautiful street style site capturing the best fashions and unique styles from Helsinki
A street style blog originally created in Athens, Greece by two friends Alkistis Tsitouri & Aris Karatarakis in October 2008, Streetgeist has since relocated to Los Angeles. Though the two friends continue to pursue their photographic journey of style on the West Coast (and around the world), the site gained momentum and remarkable feedback as one of the first of its kind in Greece.
8. Stockholm Street Style
In America, we like to think everyone in Europe dresses well. However, this site, Stockholm Street Style by bloggers/photographers Caroline Blomst and Daniel Troyse of CarolinesMode.com, shows you just how true that can be in Stockholm, while featuring the most attractive and best-dressed individuals.
9. Stil in Berlin
A Berlin-based blog by writer and photographer Mary Scherpe who covers the city’s street style scene, as well as local food, culture and art. Launched in 2006, Stil in Berlin is a must-read for style enthusiasts.
Street style photographer Gunnar Hämmerle captures style in an entirely unique way and captures a truth we might not experience elsewhere: Style is possible even in black and white. Where his close-up portraits lack in color, Styleclicker makes up for in inspiration and beauty. Definitely a site to follow!
11. The Locals
Photographer Søren Jepsen has recently renovated The Locals, formerly known as Copenhagen Street Style, capturing street style of “the locals” from Copenhagen and around the world.
12. All the Pretty Birds
Jamaica-born but New York-raised, photographer and editor Tamu McPherson started taking street style shots in 2006. By 2008, she had launched her blog All the Pretty Birds where she documents her favorite fashion findings and street style photography. The site is a colorful reminder that fashion makes the world a less dreary place.
13. Toronto Verve
Editor and photographer Nigel Hamid showcases the “grace, boldness and beauty in fashion” on the streets of Toronto, as well as in-depth interviews, film reviews and engaging stories on Toronto Verve.
14. Where Did U Get That: Street
The street style site started by personal style blogger Karen Blanchard captures style around the Big Apple on Where Did U Get That. Most posts are shopped out, making it easy to purchase the enviable looks you see.
Maintained by photographer Nicholas, GarbageLapSap evolved from a fashion blog to a full-fledged street-style documentary, capturing inspirational style and his favorite looks from Seoul, Tokyo and Singapore.