Beyond the runway

A photographer aiming down the runway waiting for the one good shot.

Beyond the runway

A girl, sent to replace another photographer awaits the beginning of a show on her designated spot surrounded by cameramen and photographers.

Beyond the runway

A Mamiya middle format camera is getting readied for another show.

Beyond the runway

Press photographer in their element, documenting the celebrities lining the runway. The competition for the best portrait is fierce, requiring persistence of everyone involved.

Beyond the runway

One of the press photographers repositions his Nikon nor a better and closer shot in the crowd.

Beyond the runway

Up to 4-5 rows of photographers await behind the crowd, leaving those in the back waiting more relaxed waiting to be next in line.

Beyond the runway

As they wait to enter, gear needs to be carried and is used for continuous communication with respective editors, agencies and/or followers.

Beyond the runway

The hassle for the best shot starts before the show itself. Photographers get preferential treatment to the audience but queuing is key for a good position.

Beyond the runway

Shows are short and it takes concentration for a good shot. Here a photographer awaits the next look, giving his eyes a few seconds of rest.

Beyond the runway

Everyone has a slightly different technique to shot, depending on the camera model, lens and background. No two photographers are alike, the outcome still has to be uniform.

Beyond the runway

Along with the photographers camera share the space, however not limited by the static feature of a photo and normally refrained by the weight of heavy equipment.

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But the crucible for everyone truly is the runway. Celebrities of less public interest offer the chance to find more freedom again, as in this pictures only two to three photographers engage the subject.

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Again cameras offer advantages as they can be used more mobile once released from the tripod, enabling to shot from the last rows of the crowd.

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Without the flash it is hard to spot the subject. As the photographers are on the runway they are for once in a while in the light, normally using their flash to brighten up the subject.

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More experienced photographer will stand back and wait, asking for one last shot, granting more freedom but also risking to be turned down.

Beyond the runway

Hunting for the best shot of the bright and glamorous fashion models as they walk down the runway.