Another on-assignment bit I got to enjoy was SneakerCon NYC, hosted by Adidas on Sullivan Street and W. Houston. The lineup was three hours long, but because I hate waiting in lines, I decided to buy a couple of coffees in exchange for some epic line-cutting at the front with two guys called Omar and Ameer (whose kicks I snapped in the photo above.) They seemed leery of my caffeine offering but very interested in my camera and being posted on Paper’s website. I had no problem with that. Just like everyone else at the crowded event, they were nice guys, and I support nice guys. Too cool to smile, but nice guys. (Hello New Yorkers.) Read my article on PAPER’s website.