Milano Men’s Fashion Week Fall-Winter 16/17
I’ve always considered Italians to be well-dressed, tailored suits, classy..elegant, you name it. Simply gentleman style. With that in mind, I decided months ago to do a trip to Milano during Men’s Fashion Week. And a few days ago, that plan was realized, I went for a long-weekend to Milano together with my friend Anna, to do some streetstyle photography during Men’s Fashion Week Fall-Winter 16/17. It was my first time visiting Milano, and we managed to do some sightseeing even though we left our apartment before 8 in every morning and didn’t got back home until dinner time. NO, no fashion after-parties (very unusual me..I know), fully concentrated on early morning shootings and streetstyle photography..
[pullquote width=”300″ float=”left”]streetstyle photography[/pullquote]As a photographer there are different approach you can have when capturing the guests attending the shows. I prefer taking photos of scenes that look as natural and authentic as possible and I have in mind to always avoid having a photographer behind the person I’m photographing. And I’m telling you, that is not easy. There where around 40 streetstyle photographers outside the shows in Milano, it demands quick movements and snapping in order not to have any of them beeing caught in your lens ;-) It’s easy to go with the flow and take the same photos as the other photographers, and also jump way too close to the object just snapping photos without thinking about the scene, the framing etc. I tend to take a step back and scan the area and then pick the objects I find most interesting and never get too close.
Put a camera in somebody’s hand and you’ll see that anybody will be able to shoot and burn. I prefer making my best to have the photo look as natural as possible. Sometimes there might be two or more entrances to the show, meaning you have to repeatedly browse your eyes on them all till you find your object. And don’t expect them to stand there and pose for you, they might be in a rush to the next show, instead you have to position yourself in front of them, in the necessary distance depending on the lens you are using..find the perfect angle..and then shoot..while running quickly…backwards! You have to be quick on footing, with that said, running into oncoming traffic is not unusual – I have lost count on how many cars I have bumped into. When you are passionated and strive for the perfect photo, you simply forget about the risks.
Among the guests where Anna Dello Russo, Mariano Di Vaio, Frank Gallucci, Jon Kortajarena, Mr Raro and many, many more…Below you’ll find my favourite shots and in short there will also be a post about Milano. Enjoy!
All photos below taken with my Nikon D750 50mm f1.4
Mariano Di Vaio, Model, Actor and Fashionblogger from Italy
The Spanish top model Jon Kortajarena, full of charisma and charm
Frank Gallucci, one of Italy’s top fashion influencers
Marco Taddei, stylish and elegant with his gentleman look
Mr Raro, Founder and Designer for the Italian brand Mararo
Fabrizio – Gentlemen’s Wear Daily (GWD)