Has street style photography gone overboard?

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HAS STREET STYLE PHOTOGRAPHY GONE OVERBOARD

I love street style photography. In fact, some of my favourite blogs exclusively feature street style pics (I’m thinking The Sartorialist and our very own Four Eyes boys). But it seems there is a bit of a backlash going on behind the scenes towards our fascination/obsession with street style fashion photography.

It really poses the question: Has Street Style Gone Overboard? Dasha Zhukova’s Documentary “Take My Picture” looks for answers.

Garage Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Russian socialite Dasha Zhukova, and filmmaker Andinh Ha have made an interesting short documentary about the so-called “concrete catwalk.”

According to The Fashion Spot: “Even though it’s never explicitly stated, the film is foregrounded in the debate set off by a recent Suzy Menkes T Magazine piece, The Circus of Fashion, which took issue with the way street style bloggers and well, the whole Internet basically, have contributed to the celebification of fashion and a flashier, outré manner of dressing.

Through a series of interviews with fashion industry people ranging from Style.com’s Tim Blanks to fashion blog pioneer Susie Bubble, Zhukova and Ha’s documentary links the new crop of street style stars to the nineties rise of the supermodel, reality television and Hollywood’s turn away from classic glamour.”

Take a look for yourself and tell us what you think in the comments below.