We sent street style photographer Kirstin Sinclair to capture the snappiest dressers at this weekends Vintage Festival on Londons South Bank. She returned with a trove of images of festival-goers in their sweetest retro frocks, styled up with modern accessories and plenty of verve.
Between the shots, Sinclairpictured on the right with stylist Hannah Thompsontook a moment to tell us about her work for clients including ELLE, Louis Vuitton and Topshop. Heres an inside look at the life of a street style photographer...
How did you find the crowd at the Vintage Festival?
Really friendly, so well turned-out and a delightful mix of ages.
How did you get into street style photography?
Having worked at the catwalk shows for 7 years, shooting the editors and celebs, it was a natural progression. Plus, theres the fact that I love clothes, so it's a great excuse to find out where people find things.
What do you look for when youre out on a street style shoot? What makes you want to shoot someone?
Some of the best looks are normally a mix of vintage, high street and designer. A great use of colour and the right amount of accessories helps. For me it's either a stand-out, one of a kind dress, suit etc, or a very classic look with a personal twist that reflects the wearers personality.
Where do you make your best street style spottings?
Paris for the ultra-chic and London for the more individual, unique looks.
Do you ever get turned down when you ask to shoot someone?
Hardly ever, it's great! If I do get a no, it's normally because the person doesn't have time to stop.
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