Fashion Documentary Shoot
So, I’ve been wanting to shoot a fashion event for some time—this one came up, so I hopped on it.
I wanted to work an event from the back—embedding with models in their environment during prep and while they were waiting to hit the runway. Documentary style.
As usual, shooting f/1.2 posed challenges—but one of them wasn’t associated with a flash. Flash would have absolutely destroyed the ambient light and also wouldn’t have been practical—backstage, you can’t be popping flash, grabbing the audience’s attention away from the show.
Documentary work shot at the Saints and Sinners Fashion Show (Philadelphia, June 2011), presented by Couture Du Passe Part ll. Featuring work by Scripted Designs (Shay Sutton, MM#813639) and John Leon Designs (John Leon, MM#1985534). I’d like to thank Shay for graciously letting me attend to shoot documentary style. To Shay, John, MUAs, stylists, and all models: Thank you for your patience and performance. A quick shout also to Danish Leica shooter Thorsten Overgaard for providing a brief (but critical) piece of last-minute advice.
BTW, I’m Will Stotler, the photographer, Model Mayhem #1338163.