If you want to know what’s what in the world of cool — not just what people like Mark McNairy and Ian Connor are wearing, but what it feels like to live their wild, crazy, fashionable lives — you should be following William Yan‘s blog.

The photographer had a break out year documenting the comings-and-goings of New York’s cultural royalty — he was also on Doug Aitken’s Station To Station art train project — and to mark the closing of the year, take some time and peruse the best of Mister Yan’s 2013 snaps.

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The Best William Yan Portraits & Pictures of 2013