The beginning of 2020 started for me with my first experience as a fashion photographer for Men Fashion Week in Paris.
I've never done menswear and I have to admit I really enjoyed it! I could only do 3 days so I did some streetstyle at Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens, Givenchy, JW Anderson, Valentino, Heron Preston and Sankuanz. I also had the chance to shoot the presentation of Walter Van Beirendonck (who's a Belgian designer by the way!), which was completely offset but very interesting and fun.
Fashion Week means for a streetstyle photographer running from show to show, chasing the people and going from using the metro, to the bus, to a scooter etc. We -the photographers- have to be at shows in time, shoot as much as we can and try to not miss the important persons. Often we miss lunch, or eating something quickly between 2 shows. In the evenint, the pictures have to be sent to the agencies the same day, so there's not a lot of sleep neither.
Shooting Fashion weeks, is something I actually really like to do, it gives me some kind of adrenaline, but also a feeling of satisfaction when I get THAT picture or person. I am mostly doing some streetstyle photography mixed with portraits.
At the beginning I didn't know any names of influencers or even famous people, now with the experience of doing more fashion weeks I'm getting in to it and recognise them more often. Although with the Men Fashion Week it was harder because I mostly know the women. Also there are soooo many celebrities, influencers, bloggers.. It's impossible to know and recognise them all !
With this Fashion Week I had to chance to cross and photograph Bella Haddid, Fai Khadra, J Balvin, Tyga and others; I literally ran to get these pictures.
It's long days, a -mega- active week & a ton of retouches, but I think it's really worth it. It's also the way of living I like and want.
I'll be back in Paris for the Women Fashion Week in February.
Find more pictures here.
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