November 14, 2012
Two days ago I photographed a shoot which turned out to be one of the easiest and most fun I have done to date. The props available to us were spectacularly oversized and my subjects were a bunch of creative bloggers. You will have to wait until this coming Monday to see the final product but for now, here are some behind the scenes teasers.
A special thanks too all my photo subjects for sharing all the backstage moments.
November 2, 2012
I am so excited I can finally share this photo shoot with you all. A few weeks ago I photographed some amazing fall fashions for Louis at the DeCorvoda Sculpture Park and Museum. This was a dream come true photo shoot for me, combining my love of art history, fashion and photography. It was a great day of shooting, despite the fact that it rain during the entire day long shoot. I actually think it made for some moodier shots.
Dewitt Godfrey, “Lincoln” (2012), DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA
Julianne Swartz, “Elevator Music” (2005), DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA
Dan Graham, “Crazy Spheroid – Two Entrances” (2009), DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA
Jaume Plensa, “Humming” (2011), DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA
Laura Ford, “Bird” (2007), DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA
Jim Dine, “Two Big Black Hearts” at DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA
October 18, 2012
Late last night, as I was perusing my Pintrest boards, I caught sight of a fabulous photograph of a child. We are not talking the Christmas card family photography with which we are all familiar, but a cool, editorial style fashion image. It lead me to my new obsession…the blog Smudgetikka. The site is penned by Linda McLean, fashion director at Junior Magazine, a UK based publication. She blogs about her job, location scouting and all the great editorials she sees for children’s fashion. (What is it about Europeans and great children’s clothing?!?! No cartoon characters and silly princess crap, just darling, age appropriate clothes.)
This now has my mind churning with ideas for a children’s fashion shoot. I adore working with my fashion clients and would love to bring that look to a children’s shoot.
Here are some editorials pulled from Smudgetikka blog.
And the princess in armor of this one by Emma Tunbridg.
I love all of them so much! Now excuse my while I go dress up my daughter in a Celtic warrior suit of arms and go photograph her by the water on a cloudy blustery day.
September 25, 2012
I am preparing for a fashion photo shoot at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum scheduled to shoot in a week, so last week I popped out to do a little location scouting The museum and grounds are so wonderful, a hidden gem just in the suburbs of Boston. I am beyond excited to photograph there!!!! Here are a few sculpture that caught my eye, but I can’t share them all. You will have to wait for the final product.
September 14, 2012
The backstage at the Tibi fashion show was exactly as you might imagine the back stage at a fashion show to be. Crazy, fun, glamorous. PR girls running with head sets strapped to their body, models young enough to be in high school sitting quietly playing on their iPhones as hair stylist, make-up artists and photographers buzz around them and the fashion camera crews filming clips and segways for various, podcasts, blogs, TV stations etc.. Although the backstage space at this season’s Tibi show was enormous, an entire separate floor in a Chelsea warehouse, so the buzz didn’t seem as frantic…well except for the fact there were tornado warnings during pre-show.
September 12, 2012
Last weekend I packed up my camera gear, kissed bébé goodbye for my first night away and hopped a train to New York. I was a ball of nervous energy, excitement and sheer joy. I absolutely eat up all the Fashion Week hullabaloo with a sterling silver spoon. (P.S. have never used the word hullabaloo before but it is stuck in my head…seems appropriate.)
Anyway, I got to photograph backstage at the Tibi fashion show and then sat front row! As a seat filler of course. I kind of love being this low key, nobody, snapping away among the flurry of models, make-up artist, socialites and self-important fashion reporters. I find it fascinating. And as an unapologetic fan of fashion shows and Tibi clothing in particular, I love seeing what designer Amy Smilovic has in store for next season. Let me tell you, it is black and white, minimal, sleek and very wearable. It’s Céline meets 90′s Calvin Klein, but at a much more feasible price point.
Front of the House
Although my seat was front row, it didn’t really lend itself to a great camera angle of the clothes…those girls walk FAST and my shutter speed could barely keep up with them. For the full show look-by-look go to Style.com. but for some shots from my point of view, see below. Plus my seat mate, the designer’s darling 10 year old son made for some fun conversation. At one point he leans over, looking at the screen on my camera and goes, “its at 2.8 (referring to my aperture setting), that is good.” What?!?!?! You rock kid!
Next: all the back stage action.
September 7, 2012
So I am heading to New York tomorrow for a quick little taste and some photographing of fashion week. I know I should be all blasé about going to fashion week, but inside I am about as cool as a pre-teen, hopped up on pixie sticks about to meet One Direction. I love this shit! (pardon the French) This will also be the first night I am away from bébé and I am equal parts scared and excited…well lets be honest…I am a little more on the excited side. Arrivederci!
Here are some of my pics from last September’s Fashion Week. I cannot wait to share this season’s with you. Wish me luck! Yeeeeeeee!
P.S. I totally this yellow dress on sample sale at the Tibi Outlet in August!
See you soon New York!
May 17, 2012
I absolutely adore how this photo shoot with Panorama Magazine came out. The retro feel, the saturated colors…love, love, love. I just get giddy when location, styling and the art direction of a photo shoot all come together to produce such fun images. Special thanks to Samantha House coordinating all these moving parts. She always has such great vision and creativity.
May 2, 2012
The amazingly talented Samantha House held a fabulous party last week in celebration of her many jewelry lines. She asked me to pop by and photograph the models. The model were clad in Samantha House couture necklaces and the most amazing dresses made of paper. The were like living works of art. I am thrilled with their outcome and love that I can add them to my fashion photography portfolio.
P.S. I am working on a June 1 launch of a new website and will have all my portfolios up there. I am so excited!
March 8, 2012
I think what appeals to me most about street style during fashion week rather than what the designers are showing on the runway, it is the fact editors and models are wearing what is weather appropriate for right now. That and the fact that is has become a runway show of its own with so many street style photographers and blogs. So, rounding out the end of all the Fashion Weeks, I picked some of my favorite street style shots from London, Milan and Paris. After a month of looking at others in their finest fashion, as I sit in my postpartum uniform of yoga pants and oversize t-shirts, I am ready to pilfer my closet, pull out the color and put on some heals. Hello sunshine!
Great winter/spring mix. Pastels with wool scarf and hat. Love.Photo: Victoria Adamson
More denim jacket love. Gonna wear it like it is 2002!Photo: Victoria Adamson
Those boots, the color of that skirt, that coat! Too cool for school. Love it!Photo: Victoria Adamson
Neon and neutral, a spring must.Photo: Victoria Adamson
Color, color, color.Photo: Victoria Adamson
Always have to have a little leatherPhoto: Victoria Adamson
Beautiful neutrals and some color…reminds me I am in desperate need of a manicure.Photo: Victoria Adamson
Cobalt blue, my favorite colorPhoto: Victoria Adamson
More pops of neonPhoto: Victoria Adamson
Military neutral always seem to look so polished.Photo: Victoria Adamson
While the shorts seem quite optimistic for March, I love the sleek jacket and printed top. Also, a smile makes everything more chic.Photo: Victoria Adamson
I photographed this over sized envelope clutch for a store over a year ago and still covet it. The green seems so perfect for Spring.Photo: Victoria Adamson