Betsey Johnson NYFW Sepetember 2011

Betsey Johnson runway shows are notoriously raucous. This year was no exception. Betsey came out at the end and put on a show that rivaled the actual runway presentation. This was a fun show for me, since I was not sitting in on the riser with the rest of the photographers. Instead I was able to try to get a creative angle on the show. My favorite image that I came away with from this show, is the one of the expression on the adorable little girls’ faces, sitting on the front row.

Band of Outsiders New York Fashion Week 2010 Presentation

Band of Outsiders, in a little variation on the traditional “runway” approach to FW shows, decided instead to have a “presentation.” I have to admit, I really liked it. Instead of having that stuffy feeling where you are stuck in your seat for 20 minutes trying to scribble down notes/snap images, the presentation had a much more organic flow to it. The flow was a lot more natural. Observers were able to confer with one another without feeling like they were interrupting or missing something. From the point of view of a photographer, I have to say it was a lot less stressful than shooting a runway show. Instead of just blasting away on the shutter button for 2o minutes and sorting out the mess later, I was able to actually take my time and plan out my shots. On the flip side of that, there is really no excuse for getting a bad shot at setups like these. I hope that is becomes more common. Click through to Selectism and Highsnobiety for some commentary.

Burton NYC Fashion’s Night Out Party

This was the second year of New York City’s Fashion Night out. Last year I was covering the Roca Wear Party. This year, Burton hired me to shoot their FNO party at the SoHo flagship store. It was a seriously good time. I love it so much when I’m having such a great time, that it doesn’t even feel like I’m working. Huge thanks again to the NYC Burton crew, MFA and Timbo.