‘Street Style’ fashion photography is a big deal nowadays, which also makes it the perfect target for a bit of well-deserved, good-humored ridicule. Enter Isla Bell Murray and Jessica Saia of The Bold Italic and their hilarious tongue-in-cheek series ‘Literal Street Style.’
As the title suggests, this is Saia and Murray’s reductio ad absurdum tribute to the art of street style fashion photography. Taking a very literal and very ridiculous interpretation of the term ‘street style’, they dressed up random objects on the street in fashionable clothes and accessories and then snapped away… capturing all the critical angles.
“‘Street Style’ blogs have been hot for a while now,” writes the duo. “But let’s call it what it really is: ‘People Style, Outside.’ If anything, the street is usually out of focus or is in the photo at some weird angle, not being stylish at all!”
Their solution was to photograph the “REAL street style.” The denizens of the pavement that you’ll find out there day in and day out… in this case sporting some fancy fashion:
In all, they captured and ‘spoke with’ seven of these so-called “permanent fixtures of pavement life,” asking them about their unique dress and taking pictures from all the odd angles you’re no-doubt familiar with if you’ve ever visited a street style blog.
We’ve included a few of our favorites above, but if you’d like to see the rest of the series or read what each of these inanimate objects had to say to Saia and Murray, head over to The Bold Italic by clicking here.
Image credits: Photographs by Isla Bell Murray and Jessica Saia and used with permission