I don’t know about you but, every time I’ve gone to an art gallery opening or checked out a new art exhibit, depending on the artwork(s) or artist(s), the crowd is always as interesting if not, at times, better than the art itself, so why should Frieze New York be any different? Sure, it’s all about contemporary art, from paintings to installations, where you can pretty much envision the types of people in attendance or could you? What if all you had to go on were pictures of invited footwear throughout Frieze?
As an experiment, rather than take another pic of the same cool person(s) complete with cool hair + accessories, I decided to direct my focus on what shoes they wore. In a way, I felt as if I was taking pics with a Rolleiflex on my stomach, if not on my knees. The best thing about the whole process was not having to ask for permission to take someone’s picture, as I personally loathe being photographed when not in the mood.
As a series, the pictures take on a whole new meaning, blurring the lines between rich + poor + young + old. Comfort was key for most, with the excess of kicks + flats invited, yet, I must admit, I’m a sucker for a good looking sneaker, in case you bore of them all. The heels however, had a slight flirty sex appeal to them.
If you were at Frieze yesterday, can you point yourself out?