Join renowned photographer and director Mark de Paola backstage during New York Fashion week. Shoot and experience first hand the excitement in watching future trend and style come to life! Join Jon Reyman hairstylist and creative director (Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Allure, Refinery29, Nautica, Carolina Herrera) , as he directs his team in the organized chaos of the backstage environment. Document the transformation process of the models from street to runway with the most highly regarded makeup artists, stylists, and hairstylists in the world. See the unseen!
Group size: 1 to 5 people
Recommended equipment: One camera and one lens of your choice. No reflectors, tripods, or other equipment please.
Meeting point: Manhattan. Specific CALL meeting point TBD.
Activity level: High
Additional notes: A day before fashion week starts, Locular attendees will meet with Mark de Paola and the production team for an hour briefing at a local Manhattan cafe to discuss backstage etiquette, pacing, etc. Meeting information and show schedules will be emailed to each Locular photographer one week prior to fashion week.
Call times for your assigned show will typically be three hours prior to show time, with the show lasting up to an hour.
Your show schedule will roughly be as follows:
CALL time - Models are prepped in hair and makeup ~ 1 hour prior to show - Models rehearse on the runway ~ 45 minutes prior to show - Final touches on hair and makeup ~ 15 minutes prior to show - Models dress ~ 5 minutes prior to show - Models are given last looks in the final lineup with hair, makeup, and styling
What you can expect to shoot: - Models being prepped in hair and makeup - Model rehearsal from either backstage or the audience area prior to guest arrival - Portraits - Final looks in final lineup before the models walk the runway
*Should you like, you may submit your media to the production team for possible social media promotion of your work from backstage!*
*This workshop is for admission into the backstage environment only and does not include admission to the actual runway show.*
*Light refreshments and snacks will be available backstage.*
Below please find a few bullets outlining backstage etiquette one should be aware of when signing up for this Loculars experience:
- New York Fashion Week Backstage is a working environment with hundreds of fast moving pieces. Please be aware of your surroundings and do not block team members from doing their work. Be as quiet and as invisible as possible. - Do not talk to or make connections with the models, makeup artists, or hairstylists. This is not a time to make friends, but a time to deeply immerse oneself into a very rarified photographic experience. - Please be aware that Mark de Paola and Jon Reyman are a part of the working team and during certain fast moving beats throughout the show preparation, are not available to give immediate feedback.
Please refer to your assigned production team with any questions, requests, or concerns and we will be happy to help!
- Large pieces of equipment (i.e. strobes, reflectors, multiple large camera bodies or lenses, tripods, etc.) will not be allowed. Please consolidate to the minimal amount of equipment you love to do your best work.