The Splendor of the Lens


My first introduction to Oscar Correcher’s work was through viewing the photo album of model/actor Hector Lincoln on Facebook.  He had uploaded a few new photos, shot by Oscar, which I found to be gorgeous.  A lot has always been said about the love affair between a model and the camera.  We have all heard derivatives of the expression, “The camera just loves him or her!”  And while this can be true, not much is said about the romance between a photographer and the camera.  If the camera and a model have a love affair, then the photographer guides the liaison.  The photographer is the person responsible for the shot that makes consumers want to purchase the latest trends.  They are an essential component to the fashion world.  And it takes love and passion to stand with dozens of photographers during fashion week and fight to get a good shot as a model walks the runway or to wake up early to get the best light for a photo shoot. 

As a former model, Oscar’s relationship with the camera has been from both sides.   His love and passion for life has prompted him to travel the world, capturing the beauty of experience.  Whether it is a fashion story or Dali, his canine, Oscar’s photos lure the viewer in to a world of splendor.  Recently, I had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about fashion, New York City and his bucket list.

Tell me about your background and travels.

 I was born in Barcelona, Spain. At the age of 17, I went to London, when I was 19 to Paris and when I was 21, I came to NYC.

When did you first fall in love with photography?

When I started seeing old black and white pictures at home with my family.  When I was eight years old, my father gave me my first camera, a second hand camera that he got on the streets of Barcelona on a Sunday.

What was the first camera you ever owned?

Professionally, a Chinon 35mm that a friend had sitting at home on the lower east side, we didn’t even know if  it was going to work.

What year did you move to New York? 

October 1997

What made you want to move to New York City?

The need of keep traveling and having new experiences in the world.                     

Has your experience as a model assisted your eye as a photographer?

Definitely! It wakes up a sense of intuition.

What do you love most about shooting fashion stories?

Being able to tell stories and show locations and places by using a theme or clothing.

What is the importance of photography to the business of fashion?

It is a way of translating what the brand or the designer is about or wants to communicate to the public for that particular season.

Who are your top five designers and why?

Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, Ann Demeulemeester, Alexander Wang and Richard Chai because of their perfection/style, beauty and hard work.

If you had a photography bucket list, tell me the top three:


The dessert, Brazil and cities from all over the world.


Deepak Chopra, Oprah Winfrey and Lady Gaga (an amazing young and very talented young lady from our time).

Random Things

Love, friendship and kindness.

What do you have planned for the rest of 2012?

To keep doing what I love and improving myself by learning and sharing.   

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The Journey Behind The Lens


D. Austin

Each day men and women arrive in Manhattan with their life savings in their pocket and a dream illuminating in their minds.  The dream is to be successful in whatever enterprise that brought them to New York City.   Like ole blue eyes says, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.

Even those who have achieved success in other ponds, crave to make it big in the city by the Hudson River.  This is the case for D. Austin who had a successful photography studio in Atlanta prior to coming to the Big Apple.  D. Austin’s lifelong exploration with photography began when he was 16-years-old.  “It started on a family vacation from California to New York and back,” he recalls as he selects photos to burn on a disk in a Midtown studio, “My dad had bought a manual film camera to document it, and I was the designated photographer.  I didn’t know how to work it, but after two or three days I began to take pictures.”  That was over 20 years ago.

Fast forward to 2010, D. Austin is now focusing on his NYC Powershoot and two coffee table books to be released later this year.  The NYC Powershoot takes place March 20 and 21.   “A Powershoot is an opportunity for anybody that needs pictures, promotional pictures primarily.  It started in Atlanta, and then it started growing in popularity,” D. Austin explains.  Generally a Powershoot involves several photographers, stylists, make-up artists, creative directors, and fashion editors and also serves as a networking opportunity.

The Untimely Pursuits Of Pleasure and Foto Obsessions are the two books D. Austin is currently finishing up.  “The Untimely Pursuits Of Pleasure is an idea I came across in my head where people don’t follow any set rules.  Nothing is like A to B to C, it’s more like A to F to C, so in that way it’s untimely and it’s always in the pursuit of pleasure” he says.  Foto Obsessions is a collection of subjects D. Austin has shot repeatedly and the title affirms his obsession with photography.  In fact, D. Austin’s obsession with the camera has taken him all over the United States before he made his current pit stop in Gotham.    

New York City is the place where some dreams die, some dreams transform into new ones and some dreams become reality.  A photographer often times blurs the lines between dream and reality; however one thing is certain about D. Austin’s photography, his talent is real and will be the vehicle to make all his dreams come true in New York or elsewhere.

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