Friday, February 27, 2009
Here is a polaroid I shot of Hailey the other day. When the light bounces off the window of this building on the East River you get this amazing reflected light that only lasts for a short time around 5 pm. I shot this with a Polaroid Pro Cam camera that I borrowed from my Aunt Mary in Chicago. Thanks Auntie Mar!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Shot Laine on Friday. I'm not big enough to have a "muse", but if I was, I think Laine would be my "muse". I get such a kick out of that girl, she's hilarious and so friendly, not to mention a little sarcastic which I love. Look for Laila's collection next to Alexander Wang at Barneys.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Completed Fashion Week this season with an always fun backstage to cover Kai Kuhne. His dog always creates for some interesting shots (although maybe not particularly evident in this one, but I have others). The day began with Unrath and Strano with some beautiful, ornate gowns. I caught up with Alexandra who I shot about a year ago and is a total sweetheart. Next was Macqua where I introduced myself to Nika whose sister Erika I shot a couple weeks back. More Chicago girls making it big in the big apple. Alexina was also there, she recently got the Burburry campaign which, considering she's from England, probably makes her somewhat of a celebrity back home (both her and Nika are featured giving me the peace sign). Then it was on to Kai's show. Always kinetic and cool, I have a ton of images to go through, but here are a few of the designer and his pooch.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Some people are a little confused by the image of the blonde in the previous post. Here is a wider shot of what was going on when I took it. I originally thought that if I waited for the guy to bring his arm down that would make for a better shot. However, now that I look at it, I think I like this one better, kinda gives some context. Now that that's cleared up I must get ready for a big day of shows!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
See for me, tomorrow is my last day documenting Fashion Week. Friday I have to shoot Laila Azhar's Fall collection that I shot last season with Rachel, and guess who I ran into today backstage at Michael Angel? Rachel! That's her in the black dress with the pink lips. Then it was on to Juan Carlos Obando over on the west side. I think I have 4 shows tomorrow and that will conclude A/W 2009.
The Day started with the debut collection by Allison Parris. The backstage area was kinda tight, so I concentrated on catching some moments of the designer as it was her first collection, kind of an important moment if you ask me. From her smile it looks like it was a success. Then I ran into Minh from Nylon on Spring St. Look for my work in their March issue. Next was on to the Trovata show. Now I love Trovata. My favorite jacket of all time is my Trovata black corduroy sport coat. I wear it constantly (you can even see part of it in the picture of me atop this page). So it was fun to get a sneak peak at their new collection. I also got a chance to un into Polina and Elyse from Ford pre-debraiding. I see these 2 everywhere! They are so sweet. Then on to A Detacher where I ran into Heather who I shot for my Nylon story. Coincidence seeing both Minh and Heather on the same day? Yes.
Monday, February 16, 2009
So after, what is this like 5 seasons?, I finally learned how to do it right. Yesterday I had a show near Soho, so I ate at Cafe Noir. Today I had a show down on Washington and Bank St., so I had lunch at Tortilla Flats. Now all they need to do is schedule some shows in Brooklyn and I'll be able to hit up all my other favorite lunch spots. Today started at Organic in the basement of an old church with that amazing Albino model everyone is talking about. Next was Ideeen that had some super cool bleached denim (not featured here). Then a much needed lunch break before heading to Generra where it was packed with Ford girls (Andressa featured here).
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Today was probably the best day of shooting so far. There were Ford girls everywhere!!! It was nice to see so many friendly faces at all the shows. I even had time to swing by Cafe Noir for lunch! Now how often am I going to be able to say that this week. I don't know who the girl with the orange lips is yet, but if angels had faces. . . . . (wait, angels do have faces). . . . . . well, she had the face of an angel is what I'm trying to say. All in all 3 great experiences today, Jeremy Laing, Twinkle and Carlos Campos where I believe we had a Kanye sighting.
One of the coolest things about Fashion Week is that you never know what your going to encounter before you encounter it. Except at the tents in Bryant Park, then you know there will be massive numbers of photographers and ugly white plastic, or black felt backgrounds. Yuk. Day 2 resulted in catching up with old friends at Ohne Titel and Karen Walker. Making some new friends at Frank Tell, and capturing some cool colorful moments at Elise Overland. My only regret is that I was running late to Elise's show, that would have been the one to get there early for. The clothes were way hot!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Here are a couple shots from my shoot with Yulia yesterday (look 1). She was so sweet. When she left, I noticed she had folded all the clothes and turned them outside in (as opposed to inside out). Often they wind up in a pile on my bathroom floor every which way. See, I told you, sweet.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
To me, Allaire epitomizes the term "new face". She has a new look, classic yet somehow ahead of it 's time, with amazing features, and of course is "new" (this was her first test ever). I'm looking forward to see what other photographers do with her. I think I was quoted telling her agent she has "superstar written all over her", I hope I'm right, she is such a sweetheart.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
So I signed on to cover fashion week for one more season. An Italian photo agency has asked me to document backstage for them so it's time to re-focus my brain into "reportage" mode. This has caused me to revisit some of my work from previous seasons and I stumbled upon this site on the web. I forgot how much I liked shooting these blurred images! They seemed to like the result enough to post one as their sample image of my work, so I guess the images aren't half bad. The person who made the post is an extremely talented artist! I sense a certain "Schiele" influence in some of her art which I love! Anyway, check it out for yourself here!