Fashion Show

I was walking for something to eat last Friday night when I noticed some action up by the Powerscourt Centre.

South William Street in Dublin City Centre was also cordoned off, so naturally, being the inquisitive sort, I wandered up to have a look.

Turns out there was an event on later that night as part of Dublin Fashion Festival. which I was unaware was even going on, but then I’m not much of a Fashionista to be fair!

When I arrived on the scene the models were already on the scene, preparing for the show ahead and, no doubt, seeing if they could safely negotiate the steep, stone steps in sky-high stilettos. I took a few candid snaps there before going to dinner and then stopped back afterwards to see a small bit fo the show, taking a few more photos.

On my return to the scene, it was packed with people, but the official photographer for the event kindly invited me up the other side of the ladder he was using in a great spot across the road. I don’t know if it was a completely altruistic gesture or if he just wanted my bodyweight as ballast for equilibrium/safety purposes, but either way I’m grateful to him.

Interestingly, he was quite annoyed with the background lighting (the big blue spotlights you can see in the photos that follow) as it was being left on throughout at the beginning, making it impossible for him to get the shots he wanted. I, on the other hand, completely unconcerned with the clothes, found it quite interesting!

Eventually, he got the problem sorted and the lights came on for the entry of models and were turned off as they strutted their stuff on the Powerscourt steps, ensuring he got some great fashion shots… quite unlike what I took! These are a mix of shots from the rehearsals and the show itself. As ever, click for the big versions.

Posted on September 13, 2012, in Art, Fashion, Photography and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. What a delightful surprise for you! LOVE the photos 🙂

  2. I especially enjoy the first silhouette image, the legs, and the last image. Definitely my favorite. (Again, they seem to have a little more to them- edging towards fine art/narrative qualities.)

  3. like these pictures 🙂

  4. Really nice! I love them.

  5. You never know what will happen when you turn a corner! What an amazing experience. Thank you for sharing! I love the flowers on the stage!

  6. Not being really into fashion, I must say that I adore your photos and probably wouldn’t have been much interested in the other guys.

  7. # 2, 6 11 & 12 Love, love love… well done they look fabulous and the blurred movement of the male looks great.

  8. Love it. Through your lens I see a world I would not otherwise see.

  9. Nice set of shots – especially the portraits. I do like the blue-lights silhouette.. Don’t know what the other guy was complaining about 😉 Good luck with the new camera.

  10. Awesome.. Awesome.. Awesome..

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