Posts Tagged ‘fashionphotography’

Documentary: The Life and Work of Iconic Photographer William Klein

It’s the weekend, which means we get a chance to share something inspirational with you that you might not otherwise have the time to sit down and enjoy in the middle of the week. This week’s contender is an hour-long documentary, put together by the BBC One show Imagine…, about legendary photographer and filmmaker William Klein. Read more…

Video: Fashion Photography Veterans on Photographing from ‘the Pit’

Scott Schuman (aka. The Sartorialist) hit it big in fashion street photography. But not all fashion photographers work in a studio or on the street. Many have made many-year-long careers photographing from what is referred to as “the pit” at fashion shows.

The video above lets these photographers tell their story, as the Sartorialist asks them questions about the nuances of fashion photography from the pit, and the unwritten rules that newbies should take note of. Read more…

Documentary Explores the Explosion of ‘Street Style’ Fashion Photography

The rise of a plethora of fashion blogs has led, almost inevitably, to the rise of a style of fashion photography known as “street style.” The all-access blogging medium gave photography enthusiasts who admired what legends like Bill Cunningham do a way to break into the industry and share both their opinions and pictures.

Over the past several years, however, the practice has exploded — much to the chagrin of big fashion editors and journalists who now have to deal with massive crowds of photogs outside of major fashion shows. GARAGE Magazine’s Take My Picture is a short documentary that explores this explosion, and tries to offer both sides of the story. Read more…

Olympian Becomes First Woman to Sign an Exclusively-Male Modeling Contract

Artist, swimmer and former Olympian Casey Legler is in the process of adding another line to her resume: male model. As a model for Ford Models, Legler is making headlines over the fact that she models only men’s clothing for the agency. In fact, to her knowledge, she is the first woman to ever sign an exclusively-male modeling contract. Read more…

Portraits of People Photographed by Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist

Since its inception in 2005, street fashion photography blog The Sartorialist has become something of a bellwether in the fashion industry, turning photographer Scott Schuman into a kingmaker that can give ordinary fashionable folk 15 minutes of intense Internet fame by spotting them, shooting their photo, and publishing it to his blog.

Schuman recently hosted a party attended by many of the subjects seen in his posed street portraits. He took the opportunity to produce this beautiful short video that captures a followup-up portrait of a number of them.
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A High-End Fashion Shoot in the Midst of Occupy Protestors

Haute couture and Occupy protests are two things that are completely at odds with one another — the perfect combination for a photo shoot dripping with satire and social commentary. Photographer Ben Ritter did an American Psycho-themed fashion shoot featuring models wearing pricey suits hanging out among semi-homeless Occupy protestors camped out in Zucotti Park in New York City.

In one photograph, a model sporting a Christian Dior suit sits next to a dreadlocked guitar player while daintily eating caviar with an oblivious look on his face. In another, a model takes on the role of a fashionable protestor, attempting to blend into the crowd by wearing his Dior tie as a headband and banging away on a bongo drum.
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Fashion Street Photography in Madrid with The Sartorialist

Here’s another behind the scenes video showing fashion street photographer Scott Schuman (AKA The Sartorialist) at work, this time in Madrid.

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Fashion Photos of Models Wearing Light Painted Dresses

London-based advertising and art photographer Atton Conrad does some pretty interesting mixing of fashion and light painting photography. He has done a number of images for magazines and ad campaigns that feature models wearing dresses manufactured from light rather than fabric. For each fo the images, Conrad paints the dress around the model in a blacked-out studio while remotely triggering the camera.
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You Can Now Watch the Acclaimed Film ‘Bill Cunningham New York’ for Free

Update: For some reason the video is now showing as “expired”. Not sure why.


Bill Cunningham New York, a movie that we mentioned back in March, can now be viewed for free. It’s a documentary film about the life of New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, who’s known for his candid and street photography.

For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller-who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

The movie has received extremely good reviews.
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A Day in the Life of Fashion Photographer Peter Stigter

Here’s an interesting behind-the-scenes video that shows what a workday is like for fashion photographer Peter Stigter.

It’s a hectic job, being a runway photographer. Racing through the city, meeting editors, dragging your box up and down the stairs, getting you equipment ready. And then, finally the show starts. Suddenly everything becomes quiet.

It’d be awesome if every professional photographer made a video like this to give people a glimpse into their lives. If you know of any similar videos for other photographers, link us to them in the comments!

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