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I love a magazine that is open to collaboration and have found the editors at Flea Market Style to be just that. Last winter while waiting to enter the gates at the Rosebowl Flea, I noticed what an interesting, eclectic and stylish crowd this monthly event attracts. From this thought sprang my ideal to do portraits on site of some of these interesting shoppers and I proposed the ideal to FMS who jumped on it. 

So on a bright March morning I took a small crew to Pasadena's famed Flea and with media clearance arranged by the magazine we set up a backdrop just off to the side of a busy walkway. Over the course of the morning I photographed close to 50 willing strangers. Though, just as many we asked were not so willing or needed extra persuading. Each filled out a quick questionnaire and signed releases and provided contact info. These are some of my favorites images that did not make it into the magazine, mainly because the subjects did not respond in time when contacted and the writer needed more info than they provided.

I wanted a kind of traditional look for the portraits, using a nice very large mottled backdrop. I added tinges of warmth in post to give them an appropriate vintage feel. 


I love how the story was beautifully laid out by the talented Stacey Willey. You can find it in the newest issue on stands now!



all photos & content © Lara Rossignol

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Reader Comments (7)

Love this ideal! I wonder if they had any ideal how lucky they were to have been chosen? I would kill for a chance to have your camera pointed my way!
September 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFranny
I love this magazine! I saw your piece in the new issue and thought what a cool & unique ideal. I didn't realize you had taken the pictures till I saw your post. A shame these were not included they are beautiful! Angelinos are just so flaky, lol.
September 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTressa Goodwin
Love these! What a great ideal and so well done.
September 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelly Cuppa
Love this magazine! I bought this issue last week and was so excited when I saw your byline! Fantastic ideal.
September 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Eng
Great photos, the subjects are interesting and the colors you managed to have are very appropriate.
September 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrobert quiet photographer
Thanks Robert. Hope all is well in Italy!
September 25, 2013 | Registered CommenterPiewacket
It was such a fun story, I had no idea you were the brains behind it.
Looking forward to seeing more.
October 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMargo Arrick

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