Fashion photojournalist, Adam Katz Sinding, shares his practices

FMD. 2015. Photo Rami Hannouf Adam Katz Sindig. FMD. 2015. Photo Rami Hannouf

Adam Katz Sindig, photojournalist, has shot for numerous fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and Flare Magazine. Adam Katz Sinding started his blog, Le 21ème, in 2007. He does not consider his blog as a street style one and describes his blog as “your photo-journalistic view into the daily world of fashion from cities and Fashion Weeks around the world. This is a portal into the lives of others, making moments tangible. We have a different eye… so take a look.”

Adam Katz Sindig. FMD. 2015. Photo Rami Hannouf

Adam Katz Sindig. FMD. 2015. Photo Rami Hannouf

“If you couldn’t sell clothes, you wouldn’t have fashion,” says Adam, “Fashion is very visual.” He got his love for the camera from his father who would always take tons of pictures during family outings. His interest in fashion comes from his mother who was a fashion designer. She had many fashion magazines and she would read them while traveling. As a teenage boy, Adam picked up the magazines and became interested in them. He jokes that he was a perverted boy who saw girls with sheer tops which grew his interest in the fashion world.

FMD. 2015. Photo Rami Hannouf

Adam Katz Sindig. FMD. 2015. Photo Rami Hannouf

“I never thought it’d be something that people would look at,” mentions Adam about his blog. “Social media is super valuable, I wouldn’t be here without the Internet,” he adds about his Instagram account. He recognizes its value, even though he believes that Instagram and Facebook will eventually die and that websites will change.

Adam took 5,000 photos on the first day of his first coverage of New York Fashion Week. He doesn’t hesitate to get low or on his knees to take his pictures, even if he has “a plumber crack.” He believes good pictures are taken from a lower angle. “I like to shoot through people,” he says as he shows the audience some examples on the screen behind him.

FMD. 2015. Photo Rami Hannouf

Adam Katz Sindig. FMD. 2015. Photo Rami Hannouf

“We work crazy hours, sweat a lot, knees always dirty and toes will snap,” he describes his schedule during fashion weeks where he works close to 20 hours a day for 30 days. Adam is obsessive on certain things, as which leg is walking when he is shooting. He will scrap a picture if it doesn’t have all the elements he wants. He is a perfectionist who takes beautiful pictures of people. “It doesn’t matter how much money you make, I like what I do,” he says.

Adam took a few photos in Montreal and would have taken more if it wasn’t so hot and humid.

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