I know it's been awhile since you've heard from me here (I took a liiiiiiittle bit of a break) but today the blog is BACK, and I'm sharing some NYFW photos that I took last Saturday!
For the last couple years, I've made the effort to shoot street style during fashion week at least one day out of the week. For any photographer (whether you're an amateur or a trained industry professional) - the photo op is just TOO good to pass up. It was super cold and windy on Saturday, but that didn't stop me or any of the other fellow crazy creatives I was surrounded by!
I split my time walking between two of the main venues: Milk Studios and the Skylight at Moynihan Station. They were about 20 minutes apart, so it wasn't a bad walk (and it was a great way to keep warm)! ;) At first, I was really skeptical of how the day would go / how many shots I'd be able to capture - as I had become accustomed to the old main venue being Lincoln Center. I still have mixed feelings about the whole thing, and ultimately do miss the convenience of being able to hang out in one main spot. I also just miss the beautiful and grand architectural details of LC itself - it was perfect for NYFW, and it's a shame that's no longer the "go-to" venue.
Last year, I somehow was able to identify almost all of the people I had taken photos of (via obsessive Instagram searching) - but this year I wasn't able to put names to every face. Because of the cold weather, I generally also found it more difficult to talk to people. People basically wanted to hop out of their ubers and get inside the venue as soon as possible - many not stopping for photos - let alone to have a quick chat about who they were (but I don't blame them because it WAS painfully cold). I stood outside for about 7 hours - and by 4 PM I couldn't really feel any part of my body, lol.
(click on any of the photos below to enlarge)
Ultimately, I'm really glad I went out to shoot. I find that every year I do this, no matter how cold it is, I don't come out of it regretting it. There's something about the adrenaline rush I get from not knowing who I'll see or what they'll be wearing - the unpredictability of it all - that's exciting for me and keeps me coming back every year.