The New Yorker
June 13, 2011
Mermelstein brings a photojournalist's eye and a fine sense of the absurd to behind-the-scenes photographs made during the fall Fashion Weeks in New York, Milan, and Paris in 2010. Done on assignment for New York, the work doesn't look quite so brilliant off the printed page, but it's still sharp and entertaining. Mermelstein, a stranger in this strange land, sees the fashion tribe as made up of exotic creatures, primped and pawed by unseen handlers. Hair provides a subtheme, with pictures of a dressing table piled high with glossy extensions, a blond mane catching the runway lights, and a wild, reddish thatch that could only belong to Grace Coddington.
Jeff was also highlighted in The New Yorker's Photo Booth Blog, check it out here.