Christelle de Castro's Paris Diaries


Fashion photography at its worst can swing perilously between the two danger zones of stiff and forced, and overly porn-y. But at its best, it can look like this.

Known for her black and white street photography, portraiture, and candid imagery, Christelle de Castro's Paris Men's Fashion Week photo diary gives a slightly voyeuristic, but always tasteful glimpse into the event's world. Hailing from the Bay Area of CA, de Castro's art makes us party to behind-the-scenes goings on without being contrived or mundane. She is a full-time multidisciplinary artist, photographer, and art director who was the former photo director at Opening Ceremony and has worked with V Magazine, Dis Magazine, Nylon and The Fader, among many other publications. Her beautifully lit shots of models staring straight to camera stay on the right side of revealing, without ever approaching the masturbatory quality of so much fashion photography. (Dare we whisper the words street style.)

See more of our favorites from de Castro's Paris diaries below and view the full series on her site.

Humberto Leon, Nordine & de Castro at the Kenzo after party