For those of you that follow my styling work, you know I work a lot with a guy called Tristan. Tristan has two types of photography pages; one is Tristan Jud which is editorial or portfolio fashion, and he also has a street style website called Isolated Style. After a shoot one day I asked him a few questions that I thought I would share with you all.
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I’m a husband, father, photographer, chocoholic, and I drink way too much coffee.
When did you first pick up a camera and start your career in photography?
My interest in photography took off while I was still developing websites. I started my career in photography about five years ago now.
How would you describe your style?
A friend of mine said my style is “a stylish style” hahaha. This is always a tricky question because I feel other people are much better at describing my style then I am. If I had to somehow describe it I would say “relaxed”.
What inspires you when you photograph?
The clothing and the model. When you have an awesome model wearing amazing pieces in a crazy location, life is all good! Studio for me get’s boring so getting out and about makes it interesting.
Who are some of your mentors?
I don’t really have any mentors for IsolatedStyle, I do follow a few select street style blogs like Le21eme, GarconJon, Shooting the Style, Tommy Ton and The Outsider. For my own fashion work, my mentor is also my good friend and epic fashion photographer Rachel Rebibo. Rachel is based in Paris but at the moment she is working in New York.
I think it is fair to say, street style is becoming more and more well known, what are your thoughts on street style currently and tell us about how you started “Isolated Style.”
I use to love shooting street photography. Over the years I noticed that I was focusing more on the what the subject was wearing. With a bit of searching online I discovered “street style” and from there I was hooked.
Right now Street Style is everywhere; it’s amazing that people from anywhere in the world can follow a street style photographer and get an idea of what people were wearing to a show or just the style of the country or city.
When shooting street style, what makes an outfit great to photograph?
It’s a mixture of things, from the person, lighting, location, accessories, and the personal touches. Sometimes it all falls into place, and it just looks fantastic.
How do you think you’re different from the other big street style photographers?
Are you calling me a big street style photographer? Hahaha, I’m flattered. I think everyone sees it differently. There are some that like to shoot the entire person full length and some like to get the subject to pose. I like the more natural look. I have very little interest in having someone pose for me when it comes to street style. It just feels fake.
Why is the tagline of your site, “We don’t like the word blog.”
I don’t want people to think IsolatedStyle is a blog. It’s far from that, but sometimes it get’s thrown into that category because people aren’t sure how to categorise it. Blog’s have a stigma about them these days; there are some that are doing amazing things, and others who are just doing what everyone else is doing.
What kind of impact do you hope to make in the fashion world in the next ten years?
I try not to think that far ahead; the space changes so fast that you need to be adaptable. I the near future I would be great to see IsolatedStyle grow and continue growing. At this point, it’s hard to tell where it will end up because like everything it will need to adapt and change as it gets bigger.
What are you obsessed with right now?
Right now? The block of chocolate that’s next to me.