Yes, I do, do, do love shooting what's going on behind the scenes at a fashion show. I'm fascinated with the personal styles of regular folks.
Of course, again, they are not really regular people, because they wouldn't be at a fashion show in the middle of the day if they were...
First of all, it takes some guts to take off work to go to a fashion show - [and present your boss with a very compelling excuse of why you have a doctor's appointment every day of the week]. Second of all - it takes some guts to find someone who is able get him/her in to the closed-to-the-public show - [many calls are being done months in advance before the fashion weeks]. And thirdly - you've got to be some serious fashionista to really enjoy watching models standing and/or walking around the room in a total emotionless state of a physique. Basically - you need to give a real damn about the fashion!
I like snapping around people at the show. Usually, I end up with a few very interesting shots of a unique - [or obnoxious] - personal style that either shocks and/or inspires me. I usually try to capture either the individual elements of a look and/or the whole look altogether that attracted my attention in the first place.
Here are few I took pre-, during and post- Irina Shabayeva's fashion show shots I did last Monday.
|Color, wedges, fur vests...|