September 20th, 2015

The NYFW Street Style Photographer Experience

New York Fashion Week is a bi-annual extravaganza in which some of the world’s most fashionable people flood the streets of New York City to take in all things fashion and beauty. While the shows themselves are the main event, the parade of well-dressed attendees beforehand has come to serve as an important part of these 10 days. And the best part of that pre-show? Anyone willing to brave the crowd of onlookers is welcome. Kiera Wood (BC ’16), a photographer- extraordinaire, explored the scene outside of J. Crew’s S/S 16 presentation and shared with Hoot some photos and insights on what it’s like to dive in and join the street style photographers:

“Shooting street style is a lot like shooting sports.  I always get an adrenalin rush when I step out of the subway and onto the street of where I am about to photograph.  When I get to where I want to photograph I first take a minute to scope out the scene.  I look for where I think people will be walking from and walking to.  Of course with at least 15 other photographers doing the same thing it can be hard to get that unique shot that no one else will have. I tend to stay away from people who stop and pose for the camera and instead shoot people in motion as they walk, text, or wait for their ride.  Getting good pictures while these fashionable people are in their natural motion is tricky, unpredictable, and end in a lot of unusable photographs, much like photographing a football game.  However when you do capture those moments, you feel a sense of pride and relief.  This feeling alone keeps me going back to photograph sports and street style at Fashion Week.”

If raw hems and fringe had a baby...

If raw hems and fringe had a baby…

Seeing stars.

Seeing stars.

Oversized, understated.

Oversized, understated.

The end of the skinny pant era.

The end of the skinny pant era.

Business on top, party down below.

Business on top, party down below.

Shine on.

Shine on.

Only Anna could look this elegant while rushing into the show.

Minimal accessories keep the attention on this structured graphic dress.

Minimal accessories keep the attention on this structured graphic dress.

OITNB's Taylor Schilling ditches her orange jumpsuit for mixed stripes.

OITNB’s Taylor Schilling ditches her orange jumpsuit for mixed stripes.

 

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