David Friedman is a fantastic photographer. He recently shot a Photo Essay at a factory that 'distressed' high-end fashion jeans. You know the kind; ripped, worn and faded in just the right way. Often people scoff at buying jeans that have had their character 'manufactured', but as David Friedman said:
"Then I saw just how much work goes into distressing jeans, and I realised that these people are artists. You canâ€™t just have any loose threads, you have to have the right loose threads. They can't just be faded. They have to be the right color. A lot of work goes into making these jeans look just right."
Anyway, I digress. What I was most excited about was not the insight provided into distressing jeans, the artists that make them that way, or even the calibre of the images but the STYLE that rocks this factory.
This factory, with all its distressing equipment, dirty benches and big bins has been given enough thought, care and attention to deserve a bright red, stylish chandelier.
I'm impressed with their style, but as they are creating high-end fashion products perhaps that's just how they roll.