From the tips of their Valentinos to the tops of their beanies, the the fashionistas of Soho consider their entire outfit carefully. For a street style photographer, the idea is to capture the whole look, in its entirety.
In any common photographic format, square or portrait, there will be lots of space left around the subject, filled with some background of greater or lesser interest. But if one wants to “fill the frame,” then (s)he must use a more elongated vertical format, such as 2.5:1. Recall the abundance of long verticals in Bill Cunningham’s “On The Street” in the New York Times. Since I’ve been using the rather squat Instagram layout, I haven’t cropped my photos to such a format.
So here they are, in all their dizzying vertical glory.