Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Not 4 Terry

Uber Optics Customer Portraits

// Fred // Jennifer //

When I was chatting with Nancy, the owner of Uber Optics, I asked if she put together lookbooks for her shop, and she said no. But upon perusing her Facebook page, I realized that Nancy's frequent portraits of her customers comprise an ever-growing, real-life lookbook. This post is a compilation of my favorites.

Uber Optics Customer Portraits

// Lauren // Barry //

The following three shots are from a multi-photo homage to Terry Richardson, that "edgy" fashion photographer who is known for his signature oversize glasses (among other things):

Uber Optics Customer Portraits

// Michael //

Uber Optics Customer Portraits

// Elia //

Uber Optics Customer Portraits

// Claudia //

I like Nancy's take on the aesthetic a lot more than Richardson's original style, mainly because he is a despicable person. You can read more about that here and here, but be warned that there's explicit discussion of rape, etc. (I hate that "rape, etc" is a phrase I have reason to use.) I named this post after one by Rebecca Stice.

But let's get back to snazzy portraits of snazzy people wearing snazzy glasses:

Uber Optics Customer Portraits

// Isabella: left & right //

Uber Optics Customer Portraits

// Gia // Robert //

This isn't a person, but it's too cool not to include:

Uber Optics Customer Portraits

12 comments :

  1. that's so neat she snaps them of actual customers, I think that makes the compilation all the more amazing! And she should totally just make this into a lookbook- heck, i'd be sold on them if i saw these people. I really like the first two, and also the one of the little girl, haha! So adorable :)

    xo marlen
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    1. So true! And the little girl is her daughter! The owner posts a lot of cute pictures of her kids wearing stylish glasses.

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  2. Those are some great portraits, and what better way to sell a product than with the smiling faces of real life customers?
    Chic on the Cheap

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  3. These pictures are awesome! What a cool collection and a great idea to get pictures of customers wearing the merchandise. I love the picture of the little girl in those snazzy red glasses!

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  4. super cute picture :D

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  5. I wouldn't say I always have a thing for facial hair, but I'm totally fangirling this man's beard. It makes my day. Thanks for the smiles.

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    1. I know, right? It's so fancy! I'm glad you like it too.

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  6. Oh man, the little girl is percious. :). But yes, THAT man. It feels like way too many people fawn all over his work without ever mentioning how horriable he is. On a happier note, the photos of her customers totally works as a lookbook, its pretty awesome.

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    1. He gives me the shudders, like Roman Polanski or R. Kelly. But yes, hooray for the happier note!

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