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Blogging Vacation…..

18 Feb

Last week was full on. More than full on, finishing the editing for Gold Coast Fashion Week, some corporate photos plus editing and all the normal stuff on top of that.

About thursday I realised that I had spent no time at all with my wife or family…….put the brakes on Andrew.

No more fashion, beauty or art shoots. No more models and designers, well at least for a few days.

Friday I got in late and my wife had all the jobs done and the kids settled in, it was time to make them the priority.

No blogging, no photo shoots booked in, just family time.

Saturday morning saw the kids doing one of their many activities and my wife and I reeling back time and spending a couple of hours at the beach,alone!!

Wow, what have we been missing, reading, relaxing a quick splash in the ocean and…talking to each other about us not next weeks schedule.

Obviously day-to-day stuff will return, but this micro break did wonders for us both.

The future of Fashion photography ????………..

13 Feb

Hot on the heels of Nikon announcing the incredible new D800 with a massive 36 megapixel sensor which has caused Nikons pre-order website to crash due to the amount of photographers deciding this is the new camera for them, I spied the lightweight  alternative at the Gold Coast Fashion Week 2012. It certainly reduces the size bag you need to carry all your equipment, but some how I don’t think I will be swapping my Nikon any time soon.

Nicola Finetti….Awesome !!!

12 Feb

The final show was staged last night, ending a packed program full of variety and styles for the Gold Coast Fashion Week 2012. What a finale it was, the innovative designer, Nicola Finetti showcased his collection, full of sharp lines and contrast capturing the local fashionista’s imagination.

The event has been staged flawlessly and all who have been lucky enough to participate are sad to see it end, except we can all now catch up on some much needed sleep.

To see the rest of the collection head over to my Facebook page and be prepared to be amazed. www.facebook.com/andrewplacephotography

Swimwear…watch the crowd gather…………….

12 Feb

Day 3 of the Gold Coast Fashion Week saw swimwear as the drawcard, and what a drawcard it was. Standing several deep behind the seated VIP’s the enormous crowd got a first look at the latest take on bikinis and one piece swimwear.

Less is more was the overall theme with great use of prints to further spice up the offerings.

With seven designers to get through, the events models were strutting their stuff at a feverish pace keeping the fashionistas on the edge of the chairs, or for those standing, on the tips of their toes.

To see more of the designs head over to my Facebook page,  www.facebook.com/andrewplacephotography

One more event to go.

Glamour everywhere…….

12 Feb

It’s normal to see glamorous models everywhere at a premier fashion event like the Gold Coast Fashion Week , but even the interviewer for the local edition of Fashion TV is right up there when it comes to glamour.

Yasmin, from Fashion TV has been working hard interviewing models, designers and fashionistas from all over during the event.

Always with a genuine smile and great questions, she just raises the glamour scale that bit higher.

Backstage hustle and bustle…………….

11 Feb

When your out front in the photographers pit at a fashion show its easy to forget the level of frantic activity going on backstage.

There are hundreds of garments to be hung in sequence, shoes, make up artists, hair stylists and the anxious designers all squashed into the space of a suburban lounge room, cluttered up by clothes racks, make up retouch stations and the general accessories that a group of young girls have with them.

In most circumstances this would lead to frayed tempers at the least and outright war in most occasions, but not backstage at a fashion event.

Timed down to the last second, the models are dressed and redressed in a way normally reserved for space age kids cartoons, a kind of walk thru production line, preened by the talented hair and make up crew and launched in time down the runway, time after time.

And they love it. The vibe is high, there are enough smiles to light the change area and everyone is helping each other keep the show on track.

This backstage place is far to frantic for me, I’ll stick to the push and shove of the pit !!!

And the fashions roll on…………

11 Feb

Day two of the Gold Coast Fashion Week saw a busy day with two more designers show casing their collections, Damsel in Distress and Susan Rep had the fantastic models strutting their stuff in an amazing collection of colours and textures which was well received by the sell out crowd.

To see the full collections follow the link to my Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/andrewplacephotography, but here are a few teasers…………………

Runway style……

10 Feb

I don’t think I need to write too much about these pictures, the first events have provided so much runway style…………enjoy !! For complete collections have a look at my Facebook page  http://www.facebook.com/andrewplacephotography

 

 

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Gold Coast Fashion Week…….here we go !!!

9 Feb

Two reasons to smile today. Firstly the Gold Coast Fashion Week has been officially launched and the first two shows have been presented to full houses (standing room included) and the my wonderful internet provider has re-established contact with the world for me.

The launch was held at the stunning Zen Garden which is one of the fantastic locations that makes up the Oracle complex at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. VIP guest streamed thru the doors to partake in cocktails and nibbles whilst rubbing shoulders with designers, fashion gurus and of course the beautiful models. The Zen Garden provided a sensational view across the Gold Coast and the event got everybody excited about the up coming parades over the rest of the event.

I will post a few images here daily, but to keep up to date with all the latest images from all the events please go to my Facebook page,  http://www.facebook.com/andrewplacephotography?ref=tn_tnmn

Perfect Combinations……………

3 Feb

A couple of years ago I shot a staircase at a university in Adelaide, the whole time  I was shooting the building I kept thinking that a model in a flowing gown would complete this picture. We moved before I could make this image live up to its potential.

Last year I shot a range of garments for a local fashion designer, and whilst I was shooting the catalogue stock, in the back of my mind the staircase was calling out to be reshot.

It hasn’t happened yet but one day the I will shoot the perfect combination…………………