Voyeurism

Following Alexander Wang

For its fifth installment, Garage Magazine commissioned a photographer to follow the designer around for an afternoon. See the results.

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Chadwick Tyler/GARAGE Magazine No. 5

Garage magazine commissioned New York-based photographer Chadwick Tyler—known for his gritty photographic style—to follow, or rather, “stalk,” fashion designer Alexander Wang for an afternoon. In hopes of capturing the nuance of everyday moments from a stranger’s perspective, Tyler shot Wang in numerous locations—from Chinatown to his studio space—documenting the designer’s every move while keeping his distance. The beautiful photo spread captures Wang, who is usually seen amongst models or in his studio, in the most mundane of places, and is reminiscent of artist Vito Acconci's 1970 photographic work, Following Piece, in which he followed and photographed strangers on the streets of Manhattan as a commentary on voyeurism. Tyler’s spread appeared in Garage’s issue No. 5, which is on newsstands now.

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Reflective Wang, photographed through glass. 

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The designer captured while walking under a scaffolding. 


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The back of his head.

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As seen through construction mesh. 

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Patiently waiting on the curb. 

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From behind a bush.

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From behind a truck.

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He's getting away!