Or Backstage at Jasper Garvida fashion show
(Above, Waiting Models, Fuji X100)
Above, Model with hat (Fuji X100)
On Thursday 8 September I spent a couple of hours photographing back stage preparations ofr a fashion show by designer Jasper Garvida.
Above, Getting dressed (Fuji X100 and flash)
There were about 80 models and more costume and make up people crammed into two studios. It was a little hot and chaotic.
Above, Yukon (MD of Jasper Garvida) helps out (Fuji X100)
Above, Model sitting (Leica M9 with Zeiss 25mm)
I wanted to do a black and white reportage style shoot of the backstage preparations. Not a glamourous shoot, but capturing what was.
Above, Models in front of mirror (Leica M9 with Zeiss 25mm)
I decided to only use black and white for the shoot (despite the marvelous colour of some of Jasper's costumes and the make up. Black and white worked better at removing distracting clutterous colour and focussing on the basic,
Above, Model doing hair (Leica M9 with Zeiss 25mm)
I took with me three cameras: the small digital Fuji X100, a digital Leica M9 and a film Leica M7 rangefinder. Two lenses: the Zeiss 25mm Biogon f2 and the Leica 50mm Summicron f2. The X100 has a fixed 35mm f2 lens.
Above, Model eyes (Leica M7, 50mm Summicron, Fuji Neopan)
I only used flash once, I wanted to use the natural light. This meant I shot most photos wide open and with high isos and/or low shutter speeds.
Above, Model with hat (Leica M7, 50mm Summicron, Fuji Neopan)
Above, Applying make up (Leica M7, 50mm Summicron, Fuji Neopan)
Above, In the doorway (Leica M7, 50mm Summicron, Fuji Neopan)
Above, Waiting around (Leica M9 with Zeiss 25mm)
Above, Jasper with cigarette (Leica M9 with Zeiss 25mm)
Above, Big Hair (Leica M9 with Zeiss 25mm)
Above, Waiting against a wall (Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron)
Above, Looking up (Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron)
Above, Model (Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron)
You can see all of the of the 60 + photos from the shoot in my flickr gallery, here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickdemarcofoto/sets/72157627713500128/with/6169405516/