Friday, February 27, 2009

James Hampson

One of my favorite new faces of the season is DNA's James Hampson.

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Anja Rubik

I'm sorry am I the only one that's obsessed with Anja?

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Alexandre Herchcovitch

Alexandre Herchcovitch is another show I've always been curious about but never able to shoot. So with hours between shows up at the tents, I decided to run through and see what was up. I don't know if it was all the Women and Supreme girls or the floral prints on a wet rainy day, or even my Italian crush, but it turned out to be a lot of fun.

Kelly Cutrone was there and for all you City fans, FYI, it was the most organized backstage I've ever worked.

Alana Zimmer, Anne V, Darya, Viviane Orth, Bruna, Sheila Marquez, Yulia, Amanda Laine, Heloise Guerin, Alyona, Karolin Wolter and the coolest of them all
Daiane Conterato.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Backstage Derek Lam

So here's a firsthand look at what it's like being backstage just before a show starts. And a quiet cooperative one at that. James Scully (who is in charge of this show) appreciates and respects the job of the photographer and lets them do what they're there to do. For this reason, this show is always a joy to shoot.

Here you have seasoned photographer's Robert Fairer of Vogue,'s Greg Kessler, Jason Lloyd Evans,
James Cochrane from the UK, Matt Lever and a handful of others. All working in tandem to get their shots.

And if you look real close you can see my favorite backstage crush. Giovanni Bianco. I've been tryin' to get him to make-out with me for two seasons and he won't do it. I'm hoping by next Fall he'll give in.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Phillip Lim FW 09

Phillip Lim was wild! I don't know if it was Tanya D, Naty, Matvey and Bastiaan, or Lissy Trullie and her band (who totally rocked it out during the show,) but it was a total blast! I got there and immediately passed the camera to Naty, who passed it off to Matvey, before handing it back to me. I have so much video from this show I'm surprised I've got any pics at all.

Of course it's always great catching up with Phillip and I was shocked to hear it wasn't Lissy who had inspired the look, but rather Supreme newcomer Tao Okamoto (who of course I never grabbed a shot of.) Which is a testament to how much fun I was having backstage.

In fact, so much fun I didn't even get a chance to catch up with two of my favorite boys. So shout-out's to DNA's Niels Raabe and Jason Wilder from NY Models. And BIG UP's to Phillip on a great show!

Lissy Trullie

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Clint Mauro.

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Pancake Party

The funnest thing I did all week was pop by Ieke's for a Pancake party. (Second annual actually.) It was just what the doctor ordered after a full day of shows and an empty stomach. I always love seeing her and I finally got to hear about her show in Berlin.

It was such a chill night and the place was filled with people I love. Kim Noorda, Sonny Vandevelde, Jonas Kesseler, Matthew Hitt, David and Georgia, and Eliza Cummings, who I fell head-over-heels in love with. And is far more British and proper than I ever would've imagined. Such a fun night. Thanks Ieke! Click here for Sonny's pics!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Backstage Marc Jacobs

There's nothing I hate more than when someone holds a video camera up to your face and you stand there posing because you think their snapping a shot. So how did I spend my time backstage at Marc? Accidentally doing the same thing. (That and searching for a place to light up with Lara Stone.) And only after Hannelore and I realized that Natasha V hadn't captured any of their footage together.

And yes I am fully aware that this video is choppy and fast and all over the place, but I had so many good snippets I just couldn't let any of them go to waste.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Marc by Marc FW 09

Marc by Marc is always fun. The casting is young and fresh and loaded with all the up-and-coming new faces. AND (thankfully) Michelle Lee added a whole slew of big girls. Lily, Vlada, Stam, Alana, Kim Noorda, Sasha and Freja. Who I first shot at this same show my first season backstage, and looked amazing.

And then of course a whole other rung of faves. Matvey, Naty, Alyona, Cole (tats and all) Jourdan, Eniko, Ali, Karmen, Siri and Tanya D. Rogier was on video for this show, however stay tuned, as I haven't gone over the footage and don't know if there's anything there.

The highlight for me, however, was shooting my favorite VMAN/Ford Model finalist, Aiden Andrews. I've shot Aiden at many shows this week and I'm certain we'll be seeing alot of him this summer over in Europe. Along with new favorite faces Jonas Kesseler, Matthew Hitt, Jerome, James Hampson and Jakob Hybholt.

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