Backstage Beauty & Fashion at New York Fashion Week SS17 for WWD

Based on my images from Men's Fashion Week, WWD brought me back to shoot Women's in September. Being that it was my first time shooting high profile Women's shows, it was a huge learning experience. It really takes a very large village to execute these shows - PR, hair, makeup, models, dressers, nail technicians, seamstresses, production, security, catering and more that I'm probably missing. Amidst all of these people, add photographers and videographers from different local and international press, and influencers trying to push out exclusive backstage content on Facebook Live & Snapchat, backstage becomes pretty crazy. Everyone is trying to do their job as best as possible and it all culminates in the runway show that all happens in what feels like a split second. 

A few numbers to give you an idea of what went down on my end:
+ over 6000 photos
+ 8 consecutive days of photography
+ 19 shows
+ 12 juno rides
+ 1 unlimited metro pass

Here are some favorite images from each of the shows.

CREATURES OF THE WIND



BAJA EAST


JASON WU


JILL STUART

CHRISTIAN SIRIANO


TIBI


VICTORIA BECKHAM


ALTUZZARA


BRANDON MAXWELL


DKNY


PROENZA


RODARTE


ZAC POSEN


MONIQUE LHUILLIER


BOSS


DELPOZO


MARCHESA

MARC JACOBS

As each show went by I would recognize some familiar faces both with in the casting of the models as well as fellow photographers. There's a bit of waiting especially during rehearsals so it was nice to meet people and make new friends like Spencer, Driely, and Alyssa.

A huge thank you to Ash, Jenna, Emily and Oona at WWD for making this happen!