Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week S/S 2012 – Rachel Roy
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Well, I’m nearly a week late, but the first in what will be more than a dozen blog entries revolving around Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has arrived. The fact that I have a dead laptop is the primary reason for the delay. If I had a functioning laptop, I’d have been blogging FROM New York instead of waiting until I got home. Seeing as how there are so many blog entries to be posted over the course of the next few weeks, I won’t spend too much time talking about fashion week as a whole. I’ll just say a little bit in each post. Also, FYI, “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week” will be referred to as “#MBFW” from this point on.
I’ll start by briefly explaining how these images will differ from the vast majority of the images in future posts. During #MBFW, there are runway shows and presentations. I’m sure all of you are aware of what a runway show is, and what it looks like. During a presentation, the models just stand there and allow you to photograph them. Generally, whenever someone holds a camera up to them, they’ll look at that camera and begin posing. It’s a VERY convenient way to get stunning head shots and mid-length (or full-length) poses.
So, that is what I did. I shot 2 or 3 presentations during my time at #MBFW, and I decided to use those shows as an opportunity to take head shots and mid-length shots. As you’ve probably figured out by now, Rachel Roy’s presentation was one of those shows.
I was fortunate enough to be able to get to Rachel Roy’s show early, and get my photographs in before they let in the general public. There will be more in a future blog post on just HOW lucky I was. Seeing as how I did in fact love the clothes, I didn’t want to take JUST head shots. So, I went to each model (well, not ALL of them) and photographed them at about mid-length in order to capture some of the clothing, and then I grabbed a few head shots.
Honestly, I WOULD have taken full-length shots as well, but I only had a long zoom lens on my camera and a standard fixed lens in my bag. I left my wide angle zoom lens in my hotel room. Seeing as how this presentation took place on a balcony, I would have had to levitate 30 feet above the ground to get full body shots with the lenses I had on me. lol
Overall, I’m VERY happy with how these images came out. This set of images is probably my favorite out of all the ones I’ve edited thus far – and it was the easiest shoot. All I had to do was point and shoot. The outdoor balcony was well-lit, the models were gorgeous, and their looks were crafted to perfection. Check out some more pics, and you can head over here to see a full gallery —————————————————————————————————–> http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtownpistonsfan/sets/72157627581412993/
For future posts, I’ve decided that the format will be images (of course), and the text will be partially about that specific show/designer, mixed with a little bit of inside info about my first time in New York as well. Enjoy these images, and I’ll be back in a day or two with another #MBFW post.