The first time I shot anything for Fashion Week was for Cereal - I visited a few women's AW16 presentations and went backstage for two shows. I've always enjoyed shooting backstage because to some degree I can take my time to be a fly on the wall and look for great light, interesting angles and things to shoot through - figure out a way to capture interesting details/movements.
This was my first time shooting Men's Fashion Week backstage for WWD. I went to eight SS17 shows across four days around New York and it was an adventure! It was definitely more intense than the experience shooting for Cereal but also very exciting. The most challenging part was working around everyone else who is trying to capture stills/video backstage and turning around my processed selects before getting to the next show. Thanks to my Macbook Air and my mobile hotspot (which has faster upload then Starbucks!) it wasn't an issue. It also wasn't so bad despite it being crowded backstage because I made some new friends and everyone was nice (and the models were ridiculously good looking?) Here are some favorites from each shoot.
Mercantile Annex 38 is an amazing space with floor to ceiling windows, the natural light mixed with HMI's was a dream. Skateboards scattered all over the hair and makeup area.
Before the presentation all of the models walked through the streets single file onto the High Line for a group photo - it was madness but made for some fun shots. One of them even made the front page of the WWD Daily! :)
Parke & Ronen
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This was an awesome location as well and my favorite show out of them all because of the collection, the palette, the light, the models, and the styling (by Taylor Okata).