I have had the pleasure over the years to work on a number of special projects with the brothers Corsillo (most of which have been fairly well documented here) and so in keeping with that streak, a few weeks back, I had the chance to tag along with the guys from The Hill-Side and photographer (and all around good guy) William Gentle, aka Backyard Bill, driving all over the great borough of Brooklyn as we selected, arranged and shot the always-great, latest collection from The Hill-Side.

The idea for this book, and a departure from books in the past, was to subtract the human form while maintaining a very strong sense of the human element by shooting in the homes of good friends and compatriots from all corners of Brooklyn. With a bit of a “Where’s Waldo” thing happening, in some photos, the pieces from the FW13 collection take a moment of looking for amid their settings and in others, the pieces themselves become the obvious focus of the shot. All of which, in sequence, make for an interesting way both to see the collection in a different context as well as getting a fascinating view into the varied lives of those who took part and the spaces they call home.
And in that spirit, an enormous thanks to all those who allowed us to invade those very personal spaces for a few hours.
Available now at Hickoree’s of course and fine retailers coast to coast and beyond.

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5 Responses to "B-ROLL : THE HILL-SIDE AW13 OUTTAKES."

  1. Rick says:

    You guys did a great job of departing from the norm, but still keeping the spirit of all of the other HS Lookbooks alive. I’m loving that grey on grey scarf. I just can’t decide between small and large. Thoughts?

    • mrforts says:

      Thanks Rick. Personally, i prefer the shorter length. In fact, I shortened one of the blanket lining scarfs a few years ago. I may have been their muse.
      Thanks again for the kind words. Always a pleasure working with good friends on fun projects.

      • Rick says:

        Thanks James,
        That’s what I’ll go with then. The Lookbook is a pleasure with every release. On a sadder note it reminds me of the brown wool cross patterned scarf I put off for too long a few years ago. It’s one of my great retail regrets until this day. One day Ebay may pull through for me.

  2. Cobey says:

    What a great concept. Hats off to everyone involved. I’m still loving your last project with the Gitman shirts, by the way.

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