Post: The Original Hipster

The Original Hipster

December 2nd, 2009 at 6:11 pm

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I recently stumbled upon these striking photos by NYC photographer Julia Chesky. The model’s name is Chris, and even though he would be considered homeless by most, Mercer street has been his home for several decades. Chris really has too much style to look like your average homless person, his charm necklaces are amazing. The second photo reminds me very much of Alan Watts.

Julia Chesky runs a photo blog that catalogues the city’s many intricate window displays known as¬†Modelizing . She has titled this project the “Original Hipster”, based on a children’s book published in the mid 1960′s called the “The Pushcart¬†War“; a story about the conflict between pushcart peddlers and delivery trucks in New York City.

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