Designers from the New York Fashion Academy presented looks inspired by the exhibit “Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion” at the Seattle Art Museum on Thursday, Sept 5th. I was privileged and fortunate to be NYFA’s official photographer for this event, which afforded me the opportunity to collaborate again with Terry Horlamus & Robert Whaley of NYFA and the talented designers (alumni and current students). Additionally, the staff at SAM were especially helpful and welcoming. Kevin Higinbotham, Manager of Audio Visual Services, was extraordinarily generous with his assistance, helping me unload and navigate from the loading dock, coordinating our respective lighting and locations. His lighting and audio enhanced the already amazing grand staircase location that became the runway.
I’ve photographed many a NYFA runway show, always impressed by the artistry and creativity of the Designers, Make Up Artists, Hair Stylists, and Models. I anticipated another fantastic show and was not disappointed. Rather, I was even happier to be present and photographing the very best NYFA show I have ever witnessed! The variety of inspiration, concept, and technique combined with a consistency of quality and excellence that was stunning to see, and easily engaged the energy and enthusiasm of the crowd. Having watched the show through a viewfinder, the subsequent image transfer, selection and processing allowed me to see the show again.
I am happy to share below a few selected images from the show. For even more (and trust me, you’ll want to see more) please visit the NYFA at SAM Gallery.
For an even larger selection of images, including designers walking with their models at the end of the show, please see this gallery.