Latin American Fashion Week: Behind the Scenes

 Makeup artist, Rainier Croft with model, Christine Ramkeesoon

Makeup artist, Rainier Croft with model, Christine Ramkeesoon

Latin American Fashion Week just finished yesterday and was an amazing event to be a part of with tons of talent buzzing around everywhere.

I've done a few fashion shows lately, which isn't my usual, but when I walked into the Spoke Club here in Toronto and saw a herd of other photographers with basically the same gear taking photos of the same thing I was forced to take a moment to think about how I could capture the event differently, which is an invaluable exercise. What's your purpose for being there and how is anyone going to recognize your photo from anyone else's - how is your work going to stand out? Interestingly, I'm quite sure that had I not been confronted with a room full of other photographers, I may not have tried so hard and wouldn't have gotten the images that I did.

That's when it's time to experiment - one fun trick is to shoot through things. Here, I put some water glasses on the bar and shot through them creating a dreamy effect without any fancy-pants photoshop effects:

Makeup artist, Tamar Cox "Flawless"

 Makeup artist, Sophia Chau Hoang

Makeup artist, Sophia Chau Hoang

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Me and my shadow

 Just Sultan bow-ties

Just Sultan bow-ties

 Sultan of "Just Sultan" bow-ties

Sultan of "Just Sultan" bow-ties