Photographer Ratko Radojcic (www.ratkoradojcic.com) was on assignment at Lollapalooza.
How long have you been shooting street style?
I mostly shoot public life—street parades and cultural events. I don’t typically shoot street style, but I covered the big music festivals for Chicago magazine for the past two years.
What did you think of the style at this Lollapaloooza?
Shooting style at Lollapalooza is overwhelming because there are so many people and the majority are wearing the same outfit—which is totally okay, by the way. But you have to scan the crowd really intensely to find the looks that stand out.
What is the music festival you’ve been to with the best fashion?
Pitchfork was really cute. It’s much more manageable and relaxed.
What makes you want to photograph someone?
I become very aware of the context in which I am photographing. It can be an exciting way to expand modes of visibility and what is typically considered stylish. I’m usually searching for a surprise—whether it’s the surprise of modesty, or the surprise of skin, it doesn’t really matter. I like looks that feel like a reaction, or a challenge.
Tell me more about your necklace, color scheme and pool slides.
The neon leather necklace that I am wearing was made by my friend Manal Kara (whiteworm.me), who makes beautiful leather and ceramic BDSM objects. I wanted to wear it with something skin-colored to maximize the impact. The slides are comfortable when working plus I got tired of ruining all my good shoes in the mud.
Journalist Isa Giallorenzo was born in São Paulo, Brazil and has elected Chicago as her beloved home since 2009. She runs the street-style blog Chicago Looks and wants to see this town become one of the fashion capitals of the world.