Being a street-style blogger for fashion week is not very fun. It sounds fun. But it’s really not. You stand around a lot. In the cold, heat, rain…you name it. And you wait. There’s a lot of waiting. Because in truth, you go to the shows early to wait outside for folks to arrive to said show to do your job. And once you’ve taken photos of folks going in, you then have to, yup, you’ve guessed it, wait for them to come out.
And once they are out there’s the mad rush. What rush you say? Surely, you’ve noticed the same photo of (insert your favorite fashion celebrity here) but taken by different photographers for various fashion magazines and blogs.
And once you’re done taking photos at a show and have ignored the attendees who are fake-checking their phones while all the while posing in the sight-line of several photographers it’s time to figure out how to get to the next show via public transportation.
Take a cab, you say?! Well, most likely if you’re a photographer, you’re freelancing. And if you’re freelancing, you have no budget for such a luxury. Even if you wanted to get in a taxi, that would be a bad idea. Have you ever tried to get around major cities such as New York, London or Paris during rush hour with 30-40 minutes to get across town to a show? Case in point, the photo above of us all walking to Waterloo—at I think it was Waterloo.
When you’re in the ditches doing your job, it’s not fun. But it sure looks glamorous from the other end, doesn’t it. Here are some photos of photographers at London Fashion Week who were spotted by The Guardian who make it look easy. I’m listed among the photographers…..Not my favorite picture of myself. But since I got off the plane from Australia less than 24 hours before and had hours to complete a freelance job before picking up Honey Bunny from the sitter, I’mma be easy on myself for barely having time to put on lipstick that day.