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Do you want to develop your eye for street style Photography ?

Introducing ”Qui Style in Practice,” a bi-weekly photographer’s meet up that will improve your response to the fast-moving, ever-changing styles of New York City’s streets. Our first session is on October 18th!

Here’s what you should expect to take away from Qui Style in Practice:

  1. How to ready your camera to capture moving subjects with speed and style
  2. How to position yourself to achieve more visually interesting compositions
  3. How to develop a narrative through successive imaging and editing

And here’s what we expect from you:

  1. A commitment to evolving your practice and developing your own point of view regarding style

Please come prepared with a fully charged camera, enough storage space to accommodate a vast number of images, a computer ( optional ) to import your images onto, and a well-nourished body to endure your exploration of the city.

Sessions will be held on every other Saturday, for 2 hours at a time. There will be a 30-minute break to recharge (lunch on me!) and discuss any challenges or difficulties you may have faced. This will also be a great time to import your images onto your computer if you  have reached your memory card’s capacity.

We will also offer individual sessions to discuss your work and practice in greater detail. These will be held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week.


Bi-Weekly Sessions – $100/per session

Individual Sessions – $300/per session

The Monday following our session you will have the opportunity to see your work posted on Qui Style with full credit.

To apply, please email management@quistyle.com with the following information ( please indicate in the subject line if you are applying for the Bi-Weekly or individual Session):

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Profession
  4. A brief paragraph explaining your interest in Qui Style in Practice
  5. Any relevant experience or links to your work
  6. If interested in the Individual Session, please provide a date and time that works best for you

An email will be sent confirming receipt of your application, along with a PayPal invoice for the amount of the session. Payment is due within two days of this confirmation.

There will only be 4 spots available per bi-weekly session, so apply now!


Spotted during AfroPunk Fest 2014

If  I photographed you during AfroPunk Fest 2014 and you’ve not seen your picture yet, please revisit Qui style. I am working with hundreds of  images.  Feel free to follow my Instagram at @Quistyle for more photos.


Spotted at Spike Lee block party

If  I photographed you during Spike Lee block party  and you’ve not seen your picture yet, please revisit Qui style. I am working with hundreds of images.

Spotted at Frieze Art Fair

If  I photographed you during Frieze Art Fair and you’ve not seen your picture yet, please revisit Qui style. I am working with hundreds of images.

Easter Sunday Street style

If  I photographed you during Easter parade and you’ve not seen your picture yet, please revisit Qui style. I am working with hundreds of images

Mangue Banzima


‪Thank you all and a special thanks to my family and those who have consistently believed in me.

As we leave 2013 behind and usher in 2014, I wanted to reflect and give gratitude. To all those whom I have pictured through my view finder: thank you for showing me your world, your ideas, your joy and your style. Your displays of self- expression made me appreciate my every moment on the street. Going forward, you will continue to see different images, different compositions, different cities, and the vast array of different people and cultures that make our world  amazing.

May 2014 be a year filled with joy, prosperity and peace for us all.

Lets keep expressing ourselves out there in the world.

See you on the streets.

Mangue Banzima

Spotted during New York Fashion Week

If  I photographed you during New York Fashion Week and you’ve not  seen your picture yet,  please revisit Qui style. I am working with hundreds of images.

If you were spotted by Mangue Banzima on QuiStyle during Fashion Week in NYC, its only fair that we give credit to the designers and artists who make style come alive.

Simply place your cursor on your image, copy the image number and send it to me via email so that I can link all credits to each image. Thank you.

Mangue Banzima


Taste of Atlanta: elegantly curated boutique


Just as I do in every city I visit, I explored Atlanta on a recent trip and discovered some great venues. Last year, West Egg cafe became my favorite spot for breakfast or lunch. On the way to West Egg yesterday, I noticed a small chic shopping area call the White Provisions with high-end retailers like Knoll, Billy Reid, and many more. Just beyond this center, over the bridge is Bacchanalea which is one of Atlanta’s best restaurants. And next door to the restaurant is SID MASHBURN, an elegantly curated boutique. I spent quite a bit of time here and I must say the buyers know exactly what they are doing–impeccable taste that is in perfect tune with current and classic style. The merchandise is exquisite and so varied giving clients a broad range to choose from. One can never go wrong. I want everything in this shop for my closet.

SID has mens, womens and a small selection for kids at ANN MASHBURN. But the element that makes them stand out extends beyond their merchandise and their great style. They provide their clients with an experience and some of the best customer service I have seen in a long time. The management, style consultant, tailors and even the cleaning crew are all passionate about what they are doing and it shows. These staff members believe in their product and are confident about not only selling it but wearing it as well. This commitment and passion led me to photograph Graham , Brad , and Donnie, who naturally express their style, flair and a sense humor–everything just works: quality, style, originality…the perfect fit.


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Taste of Savannah: SCAD Equestrian show 2013

What a Saturday afternoon. As I stood out in the field looking through my view finder, the first thing that came to mind was the world of Ralph Lauren. When everyone else was focused on the rules, proper form and the scores, I focused on the details–silk lining, elegant colors, buttons, lapels, vents, rivets, shoe laces, shiny leather boots, patterns and even the harnesses on the horses. It was hard to differentiate between the riding teams and who was competing for what and when. But one thing was clear, every young lady was dressed, poised, confident and ready to compete. Each of them were measured to fit in their riding uniforms; from their helmets to their classic riding boots.
This was an experience that would be inspiring for any fashion designer and clearly already has been: Ralph Lauren, Hermes, Tods…




















Happy New Year: 2013

The world can be a beautiful place. And its up to us to make it so. Taking care of others and taking care of ourselves is essential. Finding joy in the small things is also important–having joie de vivre allows for wonderment and joy. How we express these feelings can be wonderful, and fashion and personal style is a fine example of such expression.

It is always a pleasure to read all of the inspiring notes from my subjects and to hear what Qui Style has brought to their lives. Some people have met their loved ones through the blog, and others, have connected with long lost friends.
Through my lens I have noticed a big changes on our streets; including something called “Fast Fashion”–designer-style clothing for the masses released multiple times each season.  And yet, the classics remains. Vintage still shines.

May this year enhance you all and bring the best creativity and innovation to light.
I hope to visit more cities in 2013 to highlight the “Taste of…”

See you on the streets.

Qui style approved Max Solomon 1950’s look