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“I moved to New York and started taking pictures in 2009,” said Aldo Decaniz, the most recognized street-style photographer in Mexico and Latin America. “And while I was studying there, I started collaborating and working backstage during Fashion Week. The rest, as they say, is history.”
Prior to his international fame, Decaniz landed his first job at Palacio de Hierro, Mexico’s upscale chain of department stores, where his work was published for the first time in the the “Libro Amarillo,” – highly comparable to Neiman Marcus’ yearly awaited “The Book.” Today, his street-style photography and other works are published in magazines like Vogue (from Australia to Korea), Vanity Fair UK, and Grazia France amongst others, and although he currently works closest with Vogue Mexico and Latin America, his impressive resumé also includes projects with brands like Iron Palace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bvlgari, Piaget, Nike, Levis, and more.
The notorious photographer, whose job includes traveling and covering fashion from all over the world on a weekly basis, gave us a peek into his 2017 agenda – starting with his collaboration with Pitti Uomo, a menswear tradeshow held in Florence.
- Started working with Pitti Uomo in Florence
- Returned to Mexico for 3 weeks
- Flew back to New York to cover Men’s Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week
- Flew over to cover Fashion Week in Milan and Paris
- Latin America Fashion Week: started with Bogotá and ended with Mexico
- By the end of the summer, one of my goals is to cover Haute Couture and other events
- Once September rolls around, the Fashion Week mad-house starts all over again
- Repeat steps 1-7
When asked about his thoughts on other street-style photographers, Decaniz pointed out that more often than not, “it seems we’re all seeing the same pictures from different angles. As a photographer, you have to progress and evolve – from the way you edit photos with filters and new standpoints.”
“I always look for new styles and it’s challenging. One of my favorite photos is of a model standing with a gentleman walking right by her – I love it, especially because people on Instagram really notice the contrast in the piece. Yeah, it’s the ‘cool thing’ now-a-days to take clean-cut pictures of a model with the best team right behind her, but I’ve already spent so many years doing that - I feel it’s finally time to give my audience a new perspective to appreciate in my work, one that really represents and reflects the madness that is lived during Fashion Week.”
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