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.
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.”