Sunday, 16 October 2011

New York Fashion Week SS 2012...Backstage at Tory Burch








Tory Burch, Backstage, Tuesday September 13, 2011.



Head on over to Grazia.it today to check out the full article.



Photographing models after the shows is always fun but being backstage and seeing them transformed with beautiful make-up, hair, amazing clothes and styling is just plain magical. It is almost as if once they step (or are pulled and prodded!) into their first looks the girls transform into character.... all thoughts of exhaustion and stress are banished and replaced by nervous excitement* and adrenaline as they wait their turn to walk down the runway.


Despite beginning her label in 2004, this was Tory's first runway show and I am so happy that the team invited me** to capture a little part of the backstage action. Rather selfishly I guess, I like doing this type of photography (documentary?)*** for brands that I would wear myself or who have an aesthetic that I find inspiring. And in the case of Tory Burch, I loved every. single. delicious. piece that they sent down the runway. It was truly captivating. I wanted to run off (with Arizona, Lindsey, Codie, Ruby and Jourdan et al. in tow) to the south of France to shoot each piece by the seaside :)


*with probably a small amount of terror depending on how high/slippery/ridiculous the shoes are. Thankfully all the shoes at Tory Burch were beautiful and utterly wearable: fringed golf loafers/espadrilles and sweet little pointed flats tied with bows.


**Actually I think I invited myself along!


***Clearly the backstage photographers have nothing to fear (I don't think blurry artistically soft?! photos are quite the thing people are looking for!) but it was lovely to do something a bit different. Next week on Grazia.it look out for backstage at Margaret Howell in London.

21 comments:

  1. That first photo is gorgeous!

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  2. Oh these are beautiful Vanessa! I love it when you add something new and different into your photography style. Backstage is so fun - I also love it when you get to see the models transformed and then seeing everything on the catwalk afterwards is also amazing. I always find it so insane how everything goes from being so hectic and rushed backstage to calm and perfect on the catwalk.

    Love the photos that include the models in the clothes backstage! So beautiful! Can't wait to see the next installment. xx

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  3. really amazing pictures!
    <3

    Fashion Philosophy
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  4. Hello! I love your style! You have very beautiful pics! I will follow you:)
    Big hug & kiss:)

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  5. amazing amazing photos :)

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  6. these backstage stage shots are amazing! great job!!!

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  7. @everyone- thanks so much for your kind comments.
    @style crusader- backstage is awesome but also a challenge- the main one being that I don't want to get in the way of the "real" backstage photographers. So trying to make myself invisible (from the pro's, the hair and make-up people and secruity) while attempting to get at least some shots is kind of tricky. And don't even get me started on lighting! But challenges are good,right?! Ha ha

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  8. Backstage pictures are always mesmerizing. I really like the "poof" effect which i get after looking at on-ramp pictures. Models on ramp make the backstage pictures more beautiful!! <3

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  9. Great shots... and hooray for the Australian contingent!

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  10. beautiful photos!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

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  11. love the extra long post today. the lace with denim vest was especially cute!

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  12. Love these, they are so charismatic!

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  13. So amazing shots!

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  14. totally in love with your photos. keep up the fantastic job!

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  15. Amazing shots, romantic and fresh. Thank you. :) http://blog.likebright.com

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  16. Beautiful pictures, I love the light!



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  17. definitely a film camera. right or not? the shots of very rich and textured..digging the grain, almost soft like.

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