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