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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Fusion


This was the first time I had the opportunity to shoot fashion models - as you can judge by the history of the photos on this blog, fashion, models, parties have not been my milieu. But this was fashion week in NYC and I was invited by the owners to this event at Elizabeth Street Gallery (click here for previous post). The gothic atmosphere at night was amazing and the experience quite rewarding. The models were extremely cooperative, acutely aware of cameras and always prepared to pose. This would be expected and rather obvious, but when you have a camera in your hand, it is surprising to find how eager to please, attentive and willing to indulge photographers they really are. The bottom line is that photographers and models are on the same page - paid professionals out to get good photos. It was also a privilege to photograph objects of beauty that are at the same time human and can respond, taking cues and also contributing their own gestures and movements. This happening was quite unusual - it was described by the gallery owner as a fusion between fashion and art- nicholas k was showing their fall clothing line, which was displayed as art. Simultaneously the owner Alan and his partner Avi were featuring some of their bronze sculptural artifact reproductions which had been transformed into lamps. Many of the models were provided by a new, small boutique agency, appropriately called Fusion ...

8 comments:

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Love the photo! They look like twins! And the lighting is brilliant.

John said...

Great photo. One of those situations that I would like to try and photograph one day.

lynn said...

What a great opportunity for you and this is a superb shot. The dark vignette surrounding creates mystery and added beauty.

angela said...

Lucky you getting such an invite and that photo...the way their faces glow. Amazing.
Angela

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture, the presentation was a blast last night, nicole is an awesome designer....would you happen to have any more photos from last night?

Brian said...

Ming, John, Lynn, Angela - Thanks. ironically, this was one of the first shots I took and without flash. I much prefer the lighting to the ones taken with flash.
Anonymous - I will post additional shots on my flickr site by tomorrow noon.
Brian

Anonymous said...

thanks!

Michael said...

Great pic - got the mood just right