I was excited when Christian Ramirez, a TV host at Telemundo, asked me to shoot J Mendel's show. I liked the flowy and geometric style that was on display at the show; very inspirational! I was able to get some great backstage shots of some of the models practicing their walks, as well as of the actual show.
This past week has been a busy week for me, Fashion Week started on Thursday September 10th. I've been out and about shooting all of the various runway shows. (I will post some more photos from the week later). On Friday, I was shooting the Custo Barcelona show and on my way out I ran into the beautiful Dascha Polanco. You may know her as Daya from Orange Is the New Black. She was super sweet and let me take some great photos of her. She has such a beautiful smile! I wanted to share some of the images:
I don't usually post photos of myself, but I was very happy to meet Dascha. I am a big fan of Orange is the New Black.
I went to The Knot's Couture bridal fashion week with Jenna Salvagin and it was a great opportunity to see some new styles by Maggie Sottero! It's a totally different experience from Mercedes-Benz fashion week. The dresses in the collection are completely affordable for most brides...you might have already seen someone you know getting married in one of these beautiful dresses! Here are some of my favorites.
The day after fashion week ended I was invited by my very good friend Nora Kobrenik to visit the Zang Toi showroom. Nora couldn't make the show during fashion week, but still wanted to see the newest collection. Of course I was super excited when she invited me!
The showroom was absolutely beautiful. All the decor was either black, white or mirrored, except for the clothing of course. It was super stylish! Zang Toi himself wasn't there, but we were shown around by Steven Ong. Steven was really nice and explained the whole collection to Nora. It was really cool to see the clothing from close up. I've only ever seen them on the runway. They looked so elegant, I was afraid to touch them, but they didn't mind if we did. He also had his sketches hanging on the wall, that was really interesting to see how each piece comes together.
I was backstage a lot during this season, while I was there I kept noticing they had a lot of manicurist, I was very intrigued. There were a ton of shades of polish and each show had a many different colors. All of nail polish that I saw was provided by Zoya. I was very excited because I have many zoya products already, but I wanted to learn more about them. Their nail polish is all vegan, which is wonderful! It goes on really smooth and when you take it off it is very easy and you don’t have to keep scrubbing, Don't you hate when your polish doesn't want to come off? With this, it comes off very quickly! (I love that!)
The people from Zoya were very nice, they told me about their new satin polish line, which I have yet to try, but I was lucky enough to be given a few samples to take home with me! I haven’t used the satin yet, but I did play around with the colors I got from the Zang Toi show. They were very pretty brown tones perfect for this snowy weather we are having now. (sorry I didn’t take a photo of my nails).
Herve Leger & Malan Breton also had Zoya doing the nails for their shows. The colors were beautiful! Unfortunately I didn’t get to keep those, but I got a few other colors to try out! I’m so excited for it to get warmer so I can play with all of the colors!
Zoya Nail Polish , Herve Leger Max Azira , Zang Toi, Malan Breton
Fashion week was a blast this season! It's the last time it will be held at Lincoln Center, which is a little bit sad, but none the less we had a great time! I got a chance to work with my friend and fellow photographer David Berman from Social Network again. It's always a pleasure to work with him, we make a great team!
Here are a few photos from the week. (more on the way soon!)
Images from: Reem Acra, Desigual, Naeem Kahn, Zang Toi, and of the beautiful Karlie Kloss
By Shana Schnur Photography
I had a great day at Chic Studios. They are a makeup artistry school and have a lot of awesome courses and amazing teachers! Here are a few photos that I took that day!
These photos have not been retouched; You can see the great makeup they did!
One of my favorite shows at fashion week last month was Carolina Herrera. The Collection was stunning; so elegant and classy, including the music (I recorded a bit of it on my phone so I wouldn’t forget it) You can hear it here: http://youtu.be/RdbDBZ7lsjA. it is “A whimsical riff on Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata by Tom Hodge” I wish I could own every piece that came down that runway. After the show was over I was very lucky to go back stage and meet her. Here are some photos from the show:
I had a very exciting week at fashion week! I just wanted to share a bunch of my favorite looks. They are all from various shows and designers. Enjoy!
A few days ago I taught my first solo class. (You can sign up on skillshare!) It was a lot of fun and there were a number of students who came. I hope they enjoyed the class as much as I did teaching it. I went over topics like: Having your photo studio at home, Studio lighting in small spaces, and even had some extra time to discuss a bit about the business of photography.
Oh, did I forget to mention we had the beautiful model, Alicia Henry, helping us out with the lighting demos. Here are a few shots of Alicia from class. Can you guess the lighting?
I always get asked about teaching a class, so I finally decided to do it. Here's the link: http://skl.sh/Sbio7s Its called Studio Photography From your Home. I will cover things like studio lighting in small spaces, lighting setups, as well as some information about the business end of photography. It's going to be a lot of fun!
I really hope to see you there!