From the waist down

City Legs by stace_a_lace

Last entry, as seen on 5th Avenue, City Legs by Stacey Baker on Instagram

Stacey Baker documents the various styles and shapes of women’s legs in New York City.

On Instagram she says: “I started taking pictures of women’s legs about four months ago. Like a lot of people who live in New York, I walk a great deal, and almost everywhere you look, you see wonderfully stylish people.

“Occasionally, I get a negative response, but for the most part, the women I approach are game and seem pleased to have been asked. A number of women have told me I’ve made their day.”

A good example of the power of a series. More is definitely more. 

City Legs by stace_a_lace

Artist at work – Photo Marvin Orellana

Baker’s day job is an associate photo editor at The New York Times Magazine, curating photos.

Baker on photographing strangers: “I think people are most receptive when you’re as straightforward as possible,” she says. “When I approach someone, I explain that I’m doing a project on legs, and I show them a sample of the images I’ve already posted. I offer to delete any photos they don’t like, and also to email them the images.”

And what if you’re turned down? “Sometimes a rejection stings a little, but you just keep trying.”


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