And here’s what Mickelson has to say about his first fashion photography foray (he usually shoots straight photo doc stuff):
I was shooting for amNewYork – we ran a Fashion Week photo spread. See attached for what ran; I was happy to be there and to have something in the paper. It was my first experience shooting fashion week so I had a number of notions about the event.
Most of what I had imagined included model divas, chaos backstage and a lot of yelling. I quickly realized that the event was far more controlled. Things operated efficiently and most everyone seemed intensely focused on whatever they were doing.
Shooting the models was a bit odd because typically I don’t work with models and most of the subjects I shoot aren’t aware of themselves as photo subjects. At Fashion Week, the models suddenly turned and gazed at me with a sexy picture-perfect look awaiting the shutter. I was really intrigued by the whole thing.
I also wandered around a lot and like most of my work I took an interest in the periphery: staff, media, the waiting public which I hoped would give the work that isolated quality which separates the ‘talent’ from the rest of us.
Here are some of the shots Mickelson liked best:
Have a fabulous day!