"Take My Picture" How Fashion Photography Has Changed

This short documentary talks about how much has changed in the past 20 years in the fashion industry. With the integration of bloggers and the boom of photographers fashion has morphed into this ever growing industry. It is pretty fascinating how these photographers take their photos and basically stalk these models.  This video is definitely a good watch whether your interested in fashion or not. "When we set out to make this short, our intention simply was to observe the phenomenon of fashion bloggers and street style stars. As we started to review the footage, two salient trends became apparent: fashion editors frustrated by the ensuing commotion outside of shows, and the rise of "peacocking" street style stars as a result of the proliferation of blogs. This film examines these themes from both perspectives."

Thank you Garage Magazine for the documentary.

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Yuck, Yuck, Yuck! They are all insane!

Wrong on so many levels. Interesting insight, though.

I feel like so many photographers with such potential and the eye for fashion will be lost in the sea of bombardment. It's like it's becoming paparazzi.

Unbelievable. As someone mentioned it is wrong on so many levels. The sad thing is not just bloggers who really enjoy this type of photographing, but photographers who run around like flies. Its just matter of time when someone will get killed doing that, like many paparazzi photographers.
This is really putting down fashion photography, especially fashion shows, but this is well known thing for years.

Many photographers are already died because this thing. But what others think: "He's dead, so what?". It's risky business...or is that business anymore. It's so inhuman and if paparazzi dies, to be honest, nobody really cares...unfortunately.

I've always said that paparazzi and mob shooters are not photographers, they are just people who have a low end camera, rented camera, or the company's camera. They don't compose pictures, they just spray and pray and hope at least one pic is sharp. And I don't find this as a photography, I find that this is just "spraying" with camera.

Anywhere you go, there's people with their cameras and DSLRs. In events, I have to search a place where I can get good shots but still, have slightly bit freedom and privacy, not like I'm pinned against the wall by the mob.

For example, when we look at the picture of election of the pope. People are holding their iPhones, iPads and other mobiel products to get pictures....is this really the way where we're going? It's just sad...especially when the people behind the toys know that they barely see the object. Maybe it's the bragging habbit, "I was there, look at my pic".

I can't see how any professional photographer could be creative are have an artistic vision as part of a mob.

Garage Magazine: "Phil, are you ready for our interview?"
Phil Oh: "Sure, let me just jump in the bathtub..."

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that wouldn't do this. Can you say "Distracting backgrounds"? Plus, everyone's shots would end up looking the same :/

Benicio Murray's picture

Is it crazy that I'd rather shoot the mob than the model?

Kyle Whitney's picture

The world has gone insane.

I guess Im getting a different vibe off this video than what some are posting. To me, this is nothing more than, for lack of better terms, underground fashion shows. Like it said in the video, fashion designers, models and photographers alike that are trying to break into the industry, they are using the blogs to get their names out their. People will go to great lengths to get noticed and to make something of themselves. Ive got no problem with people taking the non-traditional route to get noticed.

We are all to blame though. The Paris Hiltons and Kardashians of the world owe their name and brand to people like these and to people like us that get suckered into giving a darn about what they are doing.

David Kelly's picture

this kinda discussed me...maybe i'm just sounding like a hipster but i'll choose to not follow like lab rat for this. and how the hell do you get a shot of one person with out 60 others standing around....?


I think I personally would rather shoot and talk about the mob of photographers and their in sites to what they are doing rather than the "models".