On May 25, Chantilly Castle was home to the Dior Cruise 2019.
Vogue Russia asked Caroline to do a story of her experience with Dior, and then she asked me if I was on it to do this with her.
I obviously said yes, because it’s such a privilege to shoot with Caroline, and honestly she is the best, she always gives me so much trust and push me up all the time. I am so thankful to her.
So here some photos we shot, there are two outfits from Roger Vivier (Not part of Vogue Story) and the other are from Dior.
You got to know that most of the time we don’t have much time to shoot, sometimes we have like 2 or 5 minutes to shoot so I have to be ready, quick and can’t mess during this time.
You also need to know I am really not an expert for shooting with a Flash Cobra, I m used to shoot all the time in natural light, so when it’s night time, I am struggling a lot with my flash.
So enjoy the photos, Eloan x
This year for the Cannes Festival, I’ve been with my Press agency, so I would have more times to shoot some different projects.
Maxim from Fashiontomax contact me, couple days after Cannes Festival started. He wants me to shoot Chiara for Alberta Ferretti before the Red Carpet.
So after a long moment of waiting, Maxim finally text me to come and start shooting.
Hard part of the job, there was a video team as well, and video is a bit more important than the photos, so I have to deal with the team and try to not disturb them and I have to sneak to get some photos.
Finally, even if it was not easy and don’t have much time to shoot, I’ve been able to shoot for 15 min in total, I’m pretty much happy of the photos!
So enjoy, Eloan x
This year for the Cannes Festival, I’ve been to Cannes only with my agency press, so during the day I have to do some Paparazzi shot between the Martinez Hotel and The Martinez Beach.
If you don’t know Cannes, The Martinez Hotel is the hotel where most of the celebrities are staying and getting ready before the red Carpet! The reason is there are many brands there, some jewelers (Chopard, De Grisogono), designers (Alberta Ferretti..), make up, hair dresser (L’oreal) etc
So during the day I’m looking for some celebrities around the croisette, and one day I saw Chantel eating at the restaurant. I m really not confortable with the paparazzi job, and feel uncomfortable to shoot people when it’s not a rendez-vous. So this time I didn't shoot her and let her some privacy, but really want to organize a shoot with her.
After some research, I found Chantel Publicist, and after being in touch with her, she links me up with her manager. It’s how I’ve been able to shoot Chantel at the Martinez.
Charlotte and I have shot few weeks ago for Chanel Cruise in Paris and also in Cannes for the festival. So she asked me to shoot again with her for Dior Cruise.
But I was already engaged with Caroline, so I hesitated to accept, because fro me it’s important to satisfy every-one and don’t accept every job if you finally can’t be available.
Finally, the schedule of Caroline and Charlotte were not so full I could accept, and I know the way Charlotte like to work is cool.
Basically, she asked me to send all the photos taken and not edited. I know some photographers would never accept this kind of deal but for me it’s doesn't matter, I just want to make her happy with my photos so if she is happy with this, I am happy as well.
So she posted the photos with her edit and her selection and after for my content, I m editing by myself and choosing the photos she likes the most, because it’s really important to post the photos where she is liking herself.
So enjoy the photos, Eloan x
Another German blogger, but not a random one!
Xenia Adonts well know under the Instagram name Xenia Overdose. She founds me thanks to Caroline during the fashion week (I can tell she is as sweet as Caroline), and since the fashion we didn’t found some times to meet and shoot! But in Cannes I was the only one street-style photographer (at least for the first week) so I have many opportunities to shoot with the bloggers.
Xenia told me she was doing the red carpet the 12th so I should come to her hotel and shoot (Majestic).
You got to know the security in Cannes Hotel is really strict, not every one can go, so I asked Xenia to pick me up at the security first. I’ve been doing this the first days in the Martinez Hotel before I had a pass. Anyway, so Jurgen (her boyfriend) came to the security and gave me his pass, apparently the security was not okay with this, and start to talk me bad “this is not your pass blabla, now get out!!” so Jurgen came and same security starting yelling at him as well ( I may exaggerate a little, but I was shock how stupid was the security was and how they talk to me so badly)
Then Xenia spot us talking to the security and understood there was a problem. So she came to the security as well, but they still don’t let me get in for no reason.
We decided to shoot quickly in the street between the crowd, there was so many people, because if you know Cannes, the Majestic is just in front of the Montée des Marches. So when it’s red Carpet time, tourists are coming all around the Marches trying to see some celebrities etc..
Furthermore, Xenia was shooting all day with a TV team, the dress was heavy for her, not easy to walk, and as you can see on the photos (The photos with the jewelry on her hands), most of the time the jewelry are loan to the bloggers just for the red carpet, it cost maybe around hundreds thousand euros, so she always had to be with a bodyguard.
So yes the “security was absolutely dumb and I am still upset against them, because it was not safe for Xenia at all, “SECURITY” should I rename them stupid random guy and girl who abuse of their authorities?
I can tell it was so unjustified to not let me in, because a friend of mine, couple days after came inside the Majestic, with no accreditation, no pass just to shoot some L’Oréal muses he likes.
There is always a story behind some shoot, and I happy to share my experience even if it’s not a good experience , everything is not so easy .
Anyway it was such a pleasure to see Xenia and Jurgen in Cannes, they are so nice, can’t wait to see them in Paris starting their new life.
Enjoy the photos, Eloan x
September 2016, I went to New York for my very first NYFW. A solo trip without any of my friends by my own. It was a great experience, I already know the city because I’ve been many times in New Yorker and I am a truly fan of the big apple.
It was not so easy to find location show, and which shows are interested a lot of brands are presenting their collections in New-York but not well know by the general people.
I also know, Kanye West will present his collection during the fashion week, but unfortunately the location was secret till the last hour.
I did find the location thanks to some guest who were posted their invitation in Instagram story.
So the show was attending to Franklin Roosevelt island. I remember waited hours and hours, the show started late because of Kanye.
this show did a bad buzz, because models were waiting for hours standing hours under the sun. There are even some who have fainted.
Finally guest were leaving the show and I started shooting, it would be probably my last show of the day so I decided to stay till the last person.
And hopefully I stayed till the end because, even if big celebrities have left by car directly from the show, Winnie Harlow, a model know for her skin, left the show by walk. Most of the photographers left the location at this time, so we were 3 photographers, and good part of this, it was only street-style photographer, so we were letting each other some space to shoot!
I decided to not shoot straight, because I wanted some different angles, and when hairs are long, the movement is really cool to capture, and she has white hairs this year, so the effect would be more spectacular.
This photo is my favorite street style photo ever, I was lucky and this what I love in this job, you always don’t know when you’ll have a good picture, you need to be patient, practice and be ready when the opportunity is coming.
Enjoy the photos, Eloan x
I started photography in September 2015, I was doing a school photography but quickly understood it doesn’t worth.
My first fashion week was in January 2016, shooting some girls coming to the shows. Honestly I was no idea who they were, I remember ask Sarah Ellen her name, at the end of the day, I was looking for the name of every girls I had shot. I was so happy when they liked my photos, I still remember I was screenshoted all the bloggers who liked my photos.
And now I am shooting with Caroline Daur, for me she is the current best blogger in the fashion industry, even better than Chiara, it’s so amazing what’s happen to me.
We made some really good photos during this festival, it’s always fast but the result is always good.
I need to improve in some point, like the close up, she looks really gorgeous but the ring is blurry on some photos.
The reason is I used to shoot with a large aperture ( I got the 85mmm 1.2 II, I m using this one at 1.8, and I also have the 24-70mm II, using this one at 2.8 : max aperture)
I m shooting 90% of the time with the 85mm so most of the time I have to be far away from the girl to have a full body, so it’s doesn’t matter if the aperture is large or not, the subject would be Sharpe, and the background would be blurry.
As you can see, it’s on a balcony, I am 1 meter away from Caroline, so obviously If I am shooting with a large aperture, all the things not in the same plan as the focus point (the eyes here) will be blurry, I didn't double check it was my mistake, but the photos are still really good!
Enjoy the photos, Eloan :)
I discover Kim Cam Jones during this fashion month (SS18), and I fell in love at the first sight.
The coat from JOSEPH is a master piece, I love the double belt, and the way she is wearing this coat, a little bit off shoulder, so we can perceive her white top. Add the purple Balenciaga heels and you’ll have the perfect rain outfit, huge fan!
I also want to talk about the condition this day, the rain was so heavy, one photographer camera died because of the rain, our camera are supposed to be waterproof, but with this heavy rain without rain protection the camera cannot support this.
I am talking about the cameras but you should also know all the street style photographers are really brave. This season in New York was really cold, first time for me I was shooting the NYFW in February, I was hoping for snow, really cool to have some photos under the snow, but never came only the cold!
I remember wearing in New York many layers of clothes, Ski Legging and Ski body, 1 or 2 T shirts, one hoodie and then my coat or my raincoat, plus 3 layers of gloves.
I pretty sure you are surprise that it was cold when you see Kim only wearing a small top and a coat. But bloggers are just walking between shows and their cars all day. Photographers are waiting all day outside, the temperature was about 0° or sometimes negative!!
Let’s explain quickly how is it working, schedule shows are for instance at 10 am, 12 am, 14pm, 15pm etc.. most of the time big shows are spaced from 2 hours each, but some are just the next hours.
If a show starts at 10 am, I’ll try to arrive 10-15 minutes before the hour indicated. So I arrive at 9:45am to the location. Most of the time, bloggers etc.. arrived between 10am and 10:20am at the show but some arrived a bit before because of traffic or they know they will do some photos with photographers, so I prefer to be at the location earlier and wait so I won’t miss anyone. Shows start at 10:30am (Only in London that shows are starting on time), 30 minutes after the hour indicated, that how is it working in New York, Milan and Paris. Show last approximatively 10-15 minutes so people are starting leaving around 10:40am.
So I am shooting again, it could be the same bloggers and I am trying to have a better photos, or people that I missed! And models are leaving around 10:50am, so if there is another big show at 11am I will miss the entry and shoot only the exit, timing is too short to shoot both, and location show are sometimes really far away from each other.
But the next big shows could be only in fews hours later, so I’m going to wait outside all this time, freezing in the cold. Most of the time when it’s freeezing I am just waiting in a coffee shop but sometimes there are nothing around..
So yeah, I am waiting a lot and if you want to be a street-style photographer you should be patient, really patient.
Enjoy the Photos, Eloan x
It was a pleasure to shoot with Jessica, we met during Fashion week, but like many bloggers, when we are in fashion week we don’t take the time to talk etc..
During fashion week, we are 50-100 street-style photographers, and bloggers are coming from all the way, I am running everywhere. For instance if I see Jessica, I am shooting her for 1 minutes, and then shooting another blogger etc.. Unless if it’s a rendez vous, but most of the it’s not.
In Cannes we had a lot of time, it’s more easier to schedule some shoot, it must have been more easier, but the second week, I was most of the time shooting at the Martinez with Caroline, and all departures from the Martinez to the Red Carpet were at the same moment.
So unfortunately we didn’t shoot as much as she wants..
Anyway at the photos we shot are really cool, and she were happy of my job, that’s the more important!
Enjoy the photos, Eloan x
Fashion Month S/S 18 was coming in couple days, it was time contact again Sarah Ellen, I shot with Sarah the last Season in London, it was so great and she is absolutely too sweet.
Good news she told me she is going to all the cities this season, me as well, so we schedule to shoot during all this season.
We met up at her hotel, and take a quick lunch (spaghetti Bolognese so good), then we shoot. Sarah was not going to many shows, so most of the time she is texting me her schedule of her day and we shoot quickly the outfit and after I am back in the street shooting some street-style.
So here all the photo we made during this fashion month. I just skip Milan because in London I got sick, couldn’t shoot all days because of a high fever etc..So I decided to rest in France and skip Milan to be alright for the Paris Fashion.
This year I was dying to go to Coachella and do some photos over there, I know it would be not possible to shoot inside the festival, only a few photographers are accredited (Magazine, Getty) but I know I could possibly shoot around Palm Spring some bloggers. It would be a great opportunity as well to be with my Australian friends.
Honestly, I am really not interested by Coachella Festival, it’s over rated, too expensive about 1k the ticket at the ressell, and I cannot really enjoy a festival without my child Friends.
Many bloggers, models are attending to the festival, but it was way more harder to find some times to shoot with them, most of them were busy all day with a brand etc.. Yeah Coachella for blogger it’s really not a vacancy for them when they are not at the festival. Most of the bloggers that I was suppose to shoot cancelled because of their schedule, or brand like Revolve don’t allow another photographer than the official one.
But hopefully, Caroline gave me a bit of her free time shoot, she was suppose to go to an event near Palm Springs, (she was staying at Palm Desert) so we scheduled to shoot on the way to the event. About 40 minutes drive
I really like this kind of punctual shooting, we basically don’t know which outfits, where to shoot, just find inspiration on the road.
So for the first outfit we stop just near her villa in Palm Desert. We spotted a old wood fence, she had to shoot a Dior outfit. We thought it would totally match. (5 first photos)
Funny fact ( now ) , Caroline ran into a cactus while we shoot, she had so many pikes in her skin.
Then we were back on the road again, I know we were gonna cross a wind farm on the way, so I thought it we be cool to shoot some photos there. (the next 7 photos) Quick change for Caroline and we shooted for 10 minutes and made some video footage as well.
Another funny fact, the M&M’s jacket is actually mine, I found it in an Urban Outfitters in Melrose. She felt in love of this jacket, it’s not super fashion but it’s totally matching with Coachella Vibes.
Finale we’ve been to the event where her friend Caroline Vreeland where suppose to sing, but Caroline had to ran back to the Festival as soon as possible, her friend Sonia was performing at stage with PetitBiscuit (French DJ) and she wouldn’t miss that !
Here some photos of Gizele Oliveira, a Brazilian model living in NYC.
If you read some of my articles before, I was doing press work during the day when I was not shooting with a blogger.
Not lying, I was waiting 80% of the time during the day, waiting for some people came out from the Martinez. So I had time to speak with other photographers doing press work. I met a really nice photographer and nice guy, working for splash News.
At this time, we were talking when we saw Cindy Mello and Gizele Oliveira walking in the street. If feel like even if he is doing press work for many years (looks like paparazzi job), he doesn't likes to run after the people and shoot without permission. Many press photographers are just shooting with or without the permission even if the girls doesn't wants to be shoot.
So to not be spotting by this kind of photographer we decided to walk a little, and then asked them if they were ok to shoot for 2 minutes.
The photos are not so awesome, because the background is a bit boring, but Cindy and Gizele are always looking gorgeous.
Enjoy the photos, Eloan x
One week after Chanel Cruise, Charlotte went back in France for the Festival. She did 3 round-trip this month ( Chanel Cruise, Cannes Festival, Dior Cruise) how crazy it is?
She came in Cannes with Valentino, so it’s hard to find some time to shoot with her during her festival.
For instance the photos with the pink dress was not schedule at all, I was shooting Xenia at the Majestic ( in front of the Majestic, you know it if you read the article of Xenia before) and on my way back to the Martinez, I heard a little voice screaming “ Eloan, Eloan” I turned around and saw Charlotte with the other Valentino girls, it was so random and I love it !
So enjoy the photos, Eloan x
If you don’t know Jourdan yet, she is the next blogger to follow, cute girl with always some lovely outfits, you should definitively follow her on social media.
Not the first time I have shoot with her, first time was in Paris, and she is so easy to shoot, always catching the good light and posing well!!
So it was a pleasure to shoot with her again in Los Angeles!
Romee a blogger?
As you know Romee Strijd is a top model, walking for Victoria Secret and all the big designers.
But during the last fashion month I didn’t see her walking a lot, even sometime be invited as a guest at some shows!
Anyway, Cannes Festival is now the new fashion week, where many bloggers, and top models are doing the red carpet? Too many? probably yes as Amfar this year, there were many many models, and less and less actors, we even saw some TV reality star walking on the red carpet, whatever, Romee during the day was doing many round-trip between the Martinez and the Beach, each time with another outfits, I did shoot her only twice but saw many photos of her during the festival.
She obviously knows that there were many photographers waiting and ready to shoot her, so she is clever to play with that.
Enjoy the photos, Eloan
First time I have ever shoot with Charlotte, not talking about fashion week, where is not schedule etc..
And it was so good and easy to work with her, I really love the photo at the Ritz, she looks awesome! All the photos are for her blog during Chanel cruise in Paris
Enjoy the photos, Eloan x
This Dior Show was my first catwalk ever, this happened thanks to Caroline where we shot some photos for Vogue Russia ( You can check the photos).
I had many opportunities to shoot some catwalks before but denied all because I m not interested at all.
For me, artistically catwalk is really not interesting, because all the photographers are parked in a small place and you cannot move at all. So when you find your good angle, you just need to burst all the outfits and that it.
Press Media, Magazine are asking for a specific type of photos, really not artistic, the model have to be in the middle of the photo, with the good step, straight.
This is why I m not a huge fan of shooting shows. But this time it was cool, because I had no pressure, and no restriction to shoot. My job was just before and after the show, I just had to shoot Caroline.
So it was ok if I missed some outfits or try different angles, at the show I was not with the other photographers, because we arrived a little bit late to Chantilly, so I had find some place and it was just few meter away from the other.
I was really lucky because most of the photographer were straight to the catwalk so they don’t have the public in the background as well as I have, but probably not looking for this kind of photos as well !
So I choose to decentered my photos so we can see the public in the background. The rain, the lights, and the background looks awesome, I am really happy of the result , I mean it was my first catwalk ever so I have absolutely zero experience. It could be better of course, I wish I did more details shot, but I know full body is way more important than details. I still can crop afterward but it’s better to not crop, we are loosing some quality image after cropping.
Even if it was a good experience, I am still not interested to shoot more catwalks, or only when the scenery is great as the top designers : Chanel, Dior, Elie Saab, Valentino Etc..
There are too many restrictions, small delay, and when the job request is over the creativity is never a good thing for me. I don’t want to loose my free mind and my creativity over some jobs.
Let’s talk quickly about the collection, I m not an expert of fashion, but I still can appreciate some good pieces, the leather corsets are so beautiful it reminds me the last collection of Zimmerman, which is I am a huge fan. I also really like the prints on the clothes. The Collection was inspired by Mexican Vibes, where Mexican women, side-saddle on their horses!
Enjoy the photos, Eloan x
I really love Cannes vibes, it’s always a good opportunity to meet new people especially the people who made Cannes.
As a huge fan of Kat Irlin (@kat_in_nyc) I saw just couple days before the festival some photos of Mohammed.
You probably don’t Mohammed, but he is a producer well know in Cannes. I try to contact him and he responded to me really kindly and schedule a shoot in Cannes.
When I arrived to the Martinez at the door room, he opened me and there were Michelle Rodriguez (Actress) and Blame Jordan (Model).
I wasn’t expecting to shoot them at the first place, but Mohammed asked me to do it.
Big challenge for me, it was at a balcony, so the light in the room is dark and the background is very bright. So I have to shoot backlight.
I have 2 choice, natural light, shoot under exposed or shoot with a flash. If read me before, you should know that I m not an expert with the flash, I start shooting with a flash once during the New York Fashion Week F/W 19 with Sarah Ellen.
So every time when I am shooting with my flash, I let my flash doing everything, I am not controlling at all. My raws photos were not so good at all, but I think my skills editing is good, the final result is ok, but clearly the color on some photos are weird, so when I don’t like the colors there is a simple solution, convert the photos in black and white. (my tips)
First time I am shooting with Zoe, I’ve seen her a lot of time during fashion week but never had the time to shoot with her before.
It’s really cool to meet people from approximatively the same age, many bloggers, photographers are older than me. So yeah I was happy to finally meet her.
We decided to shoot at Venice Beach / Santa Monica Pear, we both love the vibes that emerge from this place. I m sure it’s because we are both European so we love the things a little cliché.
So we shot 2,5 outfits, for an hour. First one was at the beach, we rent a bike.
Ps: nothing to do with the photos, but if you have the opportunity to go to Venice Beach, you should rent an electric scooter, it’s so fun, easy to use and fast. You basically only need to download “Birds” app and add your driver licence + your credit card ( about 15cent /minutes), scan a QR code and every go you can drive this scooter and stop at anytime you desire.
For the bike shoot, it’s was a bit more intense than I expected, I was wearing her stuff (other outfits) my iPhone gimbal and my camera + lens ( 1dx + 85mm + 24-70mm, about 5kg the whole things) It doesn’t looks heavy but I can tell it’s really heavy for a camera!
So I remember to sweat a lot, I had to run backward and shoot at the same time Zoe.
Then we came back to Santa Monica Peer and give back the bike. we walk a bit and see some old cars parked at the peer. Immediately we thought it could be cool to shoot some photos in front of this cars.
This day I was wearing my favorite jacket from this trip, the M&M’s jacket, the same as the photos with Caroline in Palm desert. She loves as well this jacket and wanted to wear it. The final result is so cool, much more urban.
Finally for the last outfit she was wearing a suit from I am Gia. If you don’t know this brand, and you are a fashion lover, you should buy some clothes, all the models, bloggers have some pieces from I am Gia ( Are you Am I is also a good brand to follow) and it’s not expensive at all !
It was easy to find a place matching with the red suit. we found a red burger restaurant, perfect location, perfect blogger, perfect blogger, all was reunited to do some dope photos!
The only one difficulty is to choose one or two photos to post, there are so many good one.
Enjoy the photos, Eloan x
My feelings about this fashion month is so share. I really feel like the street-style is going down with the years, even if I am doing this for 5 seasons now ( Start in January 2016). I see less and less bloggers in the streets, days during fashion weeks are long. Photographers are waiting for hours, and sometimes we don’t see anyone / anything interesting to shoot.
Also an article cames out during this fashion month criticizing photographers shooting always the same girls in the streets. That’s true we are shooting for most of us the same girls, but this is not really our fault. Press, Magazines are buying top bloggers photos, because they are making the trends and they always have the best looks. I know sometimes girls are really fashion, looking amazing, but I still don’t shoot them because no one is interesting to buy this. I am talking for most of the photographers. Only a few as le 21eme (Adam) can only shoot ambiance, it’s more artistic and less commercial. He is doing a great job but this market is really small too small.
Anyway, when Aimee Song arrives to a show Aimee Song, a Californian blogger know for her Song of Style blog, she has over 4.8 Millions followers on Instagram, I am always shooting her, whatever she is wearing, because people wants to see what Aimee is wearing during fashion weeks.
But yeah this season I didn’t saw Aimee a lot of time, only 6 times for the whole fashion week, I probably miss some shows as well, but I used to see her more times before.
Hopefully every-times I’ve seen her she was always wearing a dope outfits, often really colorful, it’s good for the photos, it pop-up nicely and catch the eyes at the first look.
I’m in love the red coat, and the photos came out really well, the background was a bit dark and grey. When a blogger is wearing a colorful outfit, I am always looking for a background without colors. Street-style photographers don’t really choose the background when bloggers are coming to a show, but it’s still important to care about the background. 2 or 3 colors Max is better.
So I remember for this outfit that I didn’t want the yellow pillar on the background, but as a top blogger Aimee is attracting a lot of photographers, we were maybe 20 shooting her at this time so cannot really move when you find a small place to shoot, we are all close fitting each others, some are above, some are bellow behind, it’s should be so funny to see when you out of this circus!
So my favorites ones for this outfits are the first one and the last (Portraits), because we don’t see the blue jeans so it remove a color, I did crop it on purpose to have less colors. so for the full body photos, I am not a huge fan because we see too many colors, blue, red, white, black, yellow ( considering the black and white are a colors even if it’s not I know)
I also really like the outfits from Tibi (Yellow one, and the detail shot of the purple outfit), the details on these outfits are really amazing, afterward I should do more close up photos, the sleeves are so beautiful., love them.
And last things I would like to talk about is the two last outfits (purple). It was the same day in Paris, don’t remember the shows where she was attending to but I love the way she transformed a casual outfit to a chic outfit. Same bag, same jacket, but completely changing the vibes
switching the pants to a skirt, the Louis Vuitton sneakers to a Dior heels, remove the white shirt and wear nothing visible just closing with a belt. And Finally wearing a floral crowned and sunnies instead of a basic black sunglasses. She masters everything!!
Enjoy the pics, Eloan
You know you will have goods photos when you see Camila arriving to a show!
I am so deep in love of the black outfit (Elie Saab ) and the yellow outfit ( Tibi ), one of my favorites outfits and photos from this fashion month.
The last fashion month, the ready to wear ( F/W17) in September was a bit disappointed for me. I mean, I am shooting a lot of photos about 10k per city during the fashion week ( 1k per day).
And the difference between a good photo and a really good photo is done with some luck. The outfit have to be nice, the light good, and the location have to be perfect as well. So many random things, honestly you don’t really know when the photo will be really dope, only when you editing and take time to observe the final photo.
For instance, one of my favorite photo ever, is the portrait of Winnie Harlow in New York ( I let you check the photos), and I don’t have many that I really love. But these of Camila ( Black outfit ) I really like them and proud to have this shots. Even if it’s not colorful or the background is not really interesting, I love the way Camila is looking, how the light is soft etc..
Anyway, on my photos most of the time I would say 95% of the time the background is clean, while it’s such a mess all around, photographers running, bloggers coming from everywhere, cars stuck in the traffic etc.. For instance when the streets are too busy, we are asking the blogger to pose for 1 minute in the middle of the road, so a photographers wall is blocking the cars to go, it’s how we have clean pics on the road.
Or sometime, I am just waiting that the blogger is about to leave the circus, and shoot her 200 away from the show so the street would be less busy, and I can have some walking shots as well with enough distance from the subject. With a 85mm I need to be at least at 5 meter away the from the subject to have a full body picture. when it’s not possible I am just shooting some portrait or some close-up.
If you came to a show, and observe street-style photographers while we are shooting, you will definitively hear “ Baaack Up please!!!” because we are pretty much all shooting with a tight lens from 50mm to 200mm, so we cannot be at 1 meter from the girl.
Also, you can easily recognize my photos, I am never cutting the head (only for close-up or when I want people focus on the outfit) but for me it’s important to keep the head on the photo.
Many street-style photographer are cropping the head, I am not sure why, for my opinion if you are cropping the head, it’s just some random clothes, whoever could be on the photo. For me the clothes are part of the identity of the person, and it’s how the girl rock it, how she walking with the clothes. Which bag, shoes, hat, accessories she is wearing with the outfit. Sometime two bloggers have the same outfits, because they choose the same outfit without knowing during the fitting, but still have some small differences, different vision of the final outfit, so for me cutting the head is not even thinkable. Even cropping the head from the forehead, why?
And it’s also important to understand the girls that you are shooting, even if it’s not for her, I always want the best profile from her, I know some blogger prefer one side of her face, so I will select these photos first. I really want their best looking, For Camila I don’t really no yet how she is preferring herself, so I ll shoot a lot more than a blogger that I know exactly how she is liking herself.
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Kléofina is an actress, model and participated to miss France 2018. Before the election I contacted Kléofina if she will be ok to shoot with me all the year, and since this day we shot a lot of time together and even be friends.
Flora Coquerel, miss France 2013, she is the first person that I shot with. I started photography beginning of 2016, then I wasn’t sure which kind of photos I wanted to do. I felt in love of fashion after my first fashion week in Paris, then I sent some messages to several people to shoot with me and trust me, because I had no experience at the moment. And Flora Coquerel answered me yes directly. So I’ll be always thankful for her to trust me. And since this day, we still shoot together, so here some of my photos with Flora from our last shoot in November 2018.
Here some photos with the Brazilian Model Cindy Mello, we shot this series of photos during the fashion between two shows. Many shoots are fast because we don’t have many times, so I have to do quickly, hopefully models as Cindy Mello are super easy to work with. She changes of pose every-time she heard my camera shut. So here all the visual we had in 5 minutes.