Totally random encounter with Olivier Zahm and Terry Richardson

candid shot--Terry sitting on the bike that Olivier just bought for his daughters birthday.

Terry Richardson as shot by Olivier Zahm with my camera

Earlier today I walked by Cafe Gitane on the corner of Mott and Prince street. There in the sidewalk cafe sat Terry Richardson and Olivier Zahm, sitting and enjoying each others company. While I may ask for a photo when someone is on their cell phone, I draw the line at when they are eating. Just. no.

So a few hours later I was walking southbound on Lafayette and discovered Olivier and Terry laughing and having a good time. Icognito, I snapped a few shots before either of them saw me. If there's such a thing as "divine intervention" then this was it. The universe putting me in the right place at the right time to capture two fashion industry leaders letting their guards down to enjoy each others company.

Click here to see the shot that Olivier took at the  purple DIARY


moto said...

funny and hilarious shots!!! :D the bike rocks ;P

Anonymous said...

Haha! That little pink bike totally makes this photo!

Singapore Short Stories said...

its a very interesting encounter :)

Brigadeiro said...

Serendipity indeed! :)

Nick Leonard said...

Ahh, how amazing!

Unknown said...

Wow! You are way too lucky! I love them both!
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Nia said...

These shots are adorable and so fun! I love them!

x Antonia

Anonymous said...

I want that bike!!!

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Antonio Barros said...

Good job!!!!
The pictures are fabulous!!!

Joris Bruring said...

Just saw the picture on purple diary before reading this post, great to see it from another perspective :-)

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Anonymous said...

Olivier's shoes look so good. He should include full length shots of himself on the blog. I like one of the latest ones his daughter took of him.

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Lightning Heart said...

ohhhhhhhh i'm so jealous of you! what great shots :D

Dream Sequins said...

The bike shot is hilarious. Never met these two before-- but they seem like they're actually nice guys. What did you think?

Ashley said...

Awesome!! I went to see the shot that Olivier took of Terry, as well.

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Anonymous said...

someone please explain terry richardson popularity? I dont get it.

Nandi said...

*Too trill! just awsome..LMAO! :)

Stella said...

Wow, two in encounters in one day - you were meant to photograph them.

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american dream said...

they r hilarious !!!

kittenmasks said...

I love your ethical boundary - food should be enjoyed completely undisturbed, especially when it's from Cafe Gitane!

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Anonymous said...

Wow, two in encounters in one day - you were meant to photograph them.

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Bradford said...

Just one of those great NYC moments that never seems to happen to me!

Anonymous said...

ooooooooo myyyyy gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

is he anorexic???
i love terry. terry i love you. eat more.


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