Fashion Photography
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MONTREAL: MURAL FESTIVAL 2017

 Defiant in his stance, this musician's outfit is inherently rebellious.  (Mural by Buff Monster) 

Defiant in his stance, this musician's outfit is inherently rebellious.

(Mural by Buff Monster) 

 Sarah’s (left) violet hair color is inspired by the highest level of chakra referring to oneness, bliss, and understanding. Moreover, her self-designed dress depicts an image of Lucifer's Fall.  

Sarah’s (left) violet hair color is inspired by the highest level of chakra referring to oneness, bliss, and understanding. Moreover, her self-designed dress depicts an image of Lucifer's Fall.  

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 His style is a sundry mix of American prep, streetwear, and punk through his polo shirt, Stussy hat, and gold earring.

His style is a sundry mix of American prep, streetwear, and punk through his polo shirt, Stussy hat, and gold earring.

 Diego makes wearing army green Nike sweatpants, and a blue vertical-stripe Zara tunic aneasy task. A memorable example of a fashion forward athleisure outfit. (Mural by Ashop)

Diego makes wearing army green Nike sweatpants, and a blue vertical-stripe Zara tunic aneasy task. A memorable example of a fashion forward athleisure outfit. (Mural by Ashop)

 His outfit speaks on behalf of him: detailed, unconventional with a strong appreciation of old, worldly tastes.

His outfit speaks on behalf of him: detailed, unconventional with a strong appreciation of old, worldly tastes.

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 Lightweight and en vogue, this jacket designed by Montreal-based brand Kuwalla is a great piece for the chillier days of the summer. The logo, a ferocious koala, is an oxymoron which is perfect for a burgeoning streetwear brand.

Lightweight and en vogue, this jacket designed by Montreal-based brand Kuwalla is a great piece for the chillier days of the summer. The logo, a ferocious koala, is an oxymoron which is perfect for a burgeoning streetwear brand.

 This is Caterina Monda, who persuaded me to travel to Montreal for street-style photography. She sports sunglasses designed by See Concept (now re-branded as Izipizi) and a necklace passed down from her Italian grandmother. There is no doubt that her ancestors would be proud.

This is Caterina Monda, who persuaded me to travel to Montreal for street-style photography. She sports sunglasses designed by See Concept (now re-branded as Izipizi) and a necklace passed down from her Italian grandmother. There is no doubt that her ancestors would be proud.

 While Francois provides the neutrals via his t-shirt and self-ripped denim, his girlfriend contributes the colour to their tag-team outfit. Their romantic connection is very much evident.

While Francois provides the neutrals via his t-shirt and self-ripped denim, his girlfriend contributes the colour to their tag-team outfit. Their romantic connection is very much evident.

 Robert designed his t-shirt. The use of blue and red paint was inspired by his wish of a unification between crips and bloods. The splash of paint demonstrates a release of restraint that is pleasing to the eye.

Robert designed his t-shirt. The use of blue and red paint was inspired by his wish of a unification between crips and bloods. The splash of paint demonstrates a release of restraint that is pleasing to the eye.

 “A better-looking Amber Rose” - Toby

“A better-looking Amber Rose” - Toby

 Sandro (pictured) employs a Montreal trend of layering a floral piece over another. In this instance, it works because one floral pattern is different from the other.

Sandro (pictured) employs a Montreal trend of layering a floral piece over another. In this instance, it works because one floral pattern is different from the other.

 Once mistaken for the guitarist Slash in a Parisian nightclub, this guy’s outfit and attitude is the pinnacle of rockstar swagger. His hat, CDJ shirt, and EPTM sweatpants make for great pieces, but his cigarette is the x-factor to his outfit’s character.

Once mistaken for the guitarist Slash in a Parisian nightclub, this guy’s outfit and attitude is the pinnacle of rockstar swagger. His hat, CDJ shirt, and EPTM sweatpants make for great pieces, but his cigarette is the x-factor to his outfit’s character.

 Beads worn with braided hair has become more popular. However, hairstyle like this is traditionally worn by the upper-class in West Africa.

Beads worn with braided hair has become more popular. However, hairstyle like this is traditionally worn by the upper-class in West Africa.

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 Among this excellent array of shoes, the middle pair is rather intriguing: Avant-garde Converse high-tops sans the tongue which transforms the sneakers into breathable footwear.

Among this excellent array of shoes, the middle pair is rather intriguing: Avant-garde Converse high-tops sans the tongue which transforms the sneakers into breathable footwear.

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 Aspiring francophone rapper Malkid imprinted his neck with a tattoo of a 55 Unidyne Series microphone. A symbol of his unwavering passion for music.

Aspiring francophone rapper Malkid imprinted his neck with a tattoo of a 55 Unidyne Series microphone. A symbol of his unwavering passion for music.

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 While examining the pictures, Caterina pointed out Britty’s pattern combination: a plaid shirt tied around the strap of a floral bag. Another example of one pattern over another.

While examining the pictures, Caterina pointed out Britty’s pattern combination: a plaid shirt tied around the strap of a floral bag. Another example of one pattern over another.

 Youthful in energy and attitude, Ben’s outfit consists of a sleeveless hoodie from Club Monaco, a silver chain necklace by Ann Demeulmeester, quilted finger-less gloves by Daniel Leather, shorts from Som Kong, Orphan Black tights, and high-tops from Zara.  A casual outfit has never been more coordinated.

Youthful in energy and attitude, Ben’s outfit consists of a sleeveless hoodie from Club Monaco, a silver chain necklace by Ann Demeulmeester, quilted finger-less gloves by Daniel Leather, shorts from Som Kong, Orphan Black tights, and high-tops from Zara.

A casual outfit has never been more coordinated.

 Sabrina uses her knee-high zebra-stripe socks as storage space for her cell phone. Stylish practicality.  Her overall look is free-spirited driven out of her necklaces, tattoos, and hair style. The development of character defines her outfit.  (Mural by Stare & Tchug)

Sabrina uses her knee-high zebra-stripe socks as storage space for her cell phone. Stylish practicality.

Her overall look is free-spirited driven out of her necklaces, tattoos, and hair style. The development of character defines her outfit.

(Mural by Stare & Tchug)

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 Alexandra’s mini denim top is in stark contrast with the rest of her outfit. However, by wearing dark-shaded sunglasses, the combination is very effective.

Alexandra’s mini denim top is in stark contrast with the rest of her outfit. However, by wearing dark-shaded sunglasses, the combination is very effective.

 He travels back to the era of 90s fashion by wearing Fila shorts and Reebok sneakers, and tucking in his red top. A touch of elegance is found on the rose imprinted on his socks. A vintage outfit reinvented with a better fit and combination. (Mural by Ashop)

He travels back to the era of 90s fashion by wearing Fila shorts and Reebok sneakers, and tucking in his red top. A touch of elegance is found on the rose imprinted on his socks. A vintage outfit reinvented with a better fit and combination. (Mural by Ashop)

 Toby mentioned that this guy looks like a “dressed up” Ace Ventura: All of the same aesthetics, but more contained and disciplined.

Toby mentioned that this guy looks like a “dressed up” Ace Ventura: All of the same aesthetics, but more contained and disciplined.

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 Halima’s blue lace dress acts as a neutral against her vibrant David Jones handbag. 

Halima’s blue lace dress acts as a neutral against her vibrant David Jones handbag. 

 Proud of his unconventional sense of style, Jeremie wore a Givenchy jacket over overalls (notice how the upper portion hangs down?). He brings his outfit to completion with a Lacoste bag draped over his neck, and sunglass-turned-prescription Dior frames. French design galore.

Proud of his unconventional sense of style, Jeremie wore a Givenchy jacket over overalls (notice how the upper portion hangs down?). He brings his outfit to completion with a Lacoste bag draped over his neck, and sunglass-turned-prescription Dior frames. French design galore.

 Bianca bought her kimono during an adventurous trip throughout southeast Asia. Her kimono acts as the centerpiece as well as the foundation, thereby framing the outfit.

Bianca bought her kimono during an adventurous trip throughout southeast Asia. Her kimono acts as the centerpiece as well as the foundation, thereby framing the outfit.

 These printed oxfords are expertly paired with ankle-high polka dot socks. The colour contrast and neutrality balance is key.

These printed oxfords are expertly paired with ankle-high polka dot socks. The colour contrast and neutrality balance is key.

 True to his beliefs of environmental and animal rights protection, Renè adopts his passion for nature into his outfit by wearing a floral shirt found at Simons, and carrying a bag designed by vegan brand Matt & Natt.

True to his beliefs of environmental and animal rights protection, Renè adopts his passion for nature into his outfit by wearing a floral shirt found at Simons, and carrying a bag designed by vegan brand Matt & Natt.

 Lilie wears her headdress like a monarch worthy of her title. After all, purple is the color of royalty.

Lilie wears her headdress like a monarch worthy of her title. After all, purple is the color of royalty.

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 This Shanghai-born international student’s hat is a touch of character and a dash of colour to her outfit.

This Shanghai-born international student’s hat is a touch of character and a dash of colour to her outfit.

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 "This man has aged gracefully" - Matt    "That is an understatement" - Toby    We appreciated his hat, neck chain, and salt-and-pepper beard. He doesn't hide his age but wears it with confidence.

"This man has aged gracefully" - Matt  

"That is an understatement" - Toby  

We appreciated his hat, neck chain, and salt-and-pepper beard. He doesn't hide his age but wears it with confidence.

 Daniela found her t-shirt in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2010. It’s an emblem of her love of, and ancestry from, Latin America. (Mural by Ashop)

Daniela found her t-shirt in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2010. It’s an emblem of her love of, and ancestry from, Latin America. (Mural by Ashop)

 Felix’s outfit is a modern-day interpretation of 1980s hip hop fashion.

Felix’s outfit is a modern-day interpretation of 1980s hip hop fashion.

 Her blue dress and leather high-top converse sneakers are in sync via the neon blue laces.

Her blue dress and leather high-top converse sneakers are in sync via the neon blue laces.

 His outfit captures luxury fashion’s venture into street-wear, novelty, and grunge.

His outfit captures luxury fashion’s venture into street-wear, novelty, and grunge.

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 Justine wanted a tattoo of her idol Marilyn Monroe, but strayed away from the usual: she replaced Marilyn’s head with a skull. A fusion of free-thinking character and style.

Justine wanted a tattoo of her idol Marilyn Monroe, but strayed away from the usual: she replaced Marilyn’s head with a skull. A fusion of free-thinking character and style.

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 Here, Ives’ Tory Burch sunglasses’ blue color is richly infused into its acetate frame.

Here, Ives’ Tory Burch sunglasses’ blue color is richly infused into its acetate frame.

 A great example of androgynous grunge.

A great example of androgynous grunge.

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 Uryah successfully wears denim on denim. Moreover, by fastening only one button on his G-Star jacket, he establishes an everlasting cool factor. (Mural by Jason Wasserman)

Uryah successfully wears denim on denim. Moreover, by fastening only one button on his G-Star jacket, he establishes an everlasting cool factor. (Mural by Jason Wasserman)