When it comes to shooting outfits for This Time Tomorrow, I like the location to be just as much of a focal point as the outfit, if not more so sometimes (Empire State Building, anyone?
). And that’s mainly because I like to think of this space as my catalyst for exploring New York. It makes me see the city through different eyes and experience it in a way that’s more than just passing through another neighborhood. In a way, I take a piece of it with me.
While this location I may not have given a second thought to, I’m really glad Lydia insisted we shoot here. It’s part of the NYU campus, just a block off Washington Square Park, and while nothing about it screams “New York!” to me, we both were really digging the Mad Max vibes it was giving off — structural and rough around the edges — a little slice of a post-apocalyptic world, right there at the corner of the park. Granted, I’m no Charlize Theron and I definitely didn’t have Tom Hardy by my side (unfortunately!), but I have to admit, it did give a certain brazen edge to my outfit that I think was warranted.
That said, if there are ever locations in New York (or elsewhere for that matter, in the US or abroad), that you think I should check out for a shoot, please do let me know! Send me an email (email@example.com) with the subject line “Shoot Locations” and I’d love to check them out.