4 April 2015

Backstage at VETEMENTS AW15

They had me at the vastly oversized leather jackets. In fact, the vastly oversized any-sort-of jacket. Then the misaligned tee. Oh, and SS15's collar reading 'COLLAR'. This is VETEMENTS and if iD is anything to go by - and I don't doubt that it is - then this emerging Parisian fashion label is one to watch.

29 March 2015

Carmen @ Boss

Model: Carmen @ Boss Model Management
Photographer / Stylist: Portia Hunt

After what seems like forever, I've finally had the time to start testing again. This is Carmen; with her dynamic presence in front of the lens and absolute killer unique facial features, who better to kickstart the testing process with. Shooting in my favourite Manchester haunt which is the backstreets of the Northern Quarter, and styled by yours truly, I love how Carmen pulls off the amalgamation of menswear and womenswear with effortless ease.

14 February 2015

In A Snap

A quick polaroid of the digital kind (read: Instagram) before I head off to get my kip for the night. With three exams plus a hearty dose of fashion week documentation on the rather proximal horizon, the next few weeks are going to be more than a tad bit busy. Alors, bear with me and head over to Instagram/Twitter for more!

7 February 2015

Hardy Amies AW15

Detouring from the flurry of backstage images that have amassed on my Instagram (and here to a lesser degree), I bring you some front of house shots of the dapper gents at Hardy Amies. Although I love the intimacy that backstage shooting brings, it's always nice to mix things up a bit! The show took place at The Vinyl Factory - the same location that I shot Meadham Kirchhoff SS15 front of house at. 

P.S. See my backstage shots over on Menswear Style.  

1 February 2015

Backstage at Burberry Prorsum AW15

Oh February, how did you creep up on us so quickly? 

I present to you more unseen photographs from my backstage coverage of London Collections:Men AW15, this time for the gorgeous collection that was Burberry Prorsum. Although a minimalist approach to clothing is generally my preferred attire, I was nonetheless rather in awe of the intricate combination of colours, fabrics and embellishments that Christopher Bailey wound into this collection.

21 January 2015

Backstage at Craig Green AW15

It's the monochrome colour palette, the combination of oversized and slim-fitting silhouettes, and the interplay of shirt collars, pockets, heavy-duty straps, and cut-out knits. There's a reason why Craig Green shows are hyped. This was quite possibly my favourite show of London Collections: Men to photograph; not least because I would quite happily have taken a fair few of the garments home with me, but also for the atmosphere of serenity and calm that presented in the room. At some shows, backstage photography becomes a frantic hustle of darting down the line trying to capture the whole collection in a matter of minutes without stepping on each others toes or getting in each others shots. Exhilarating in its own right, yes, but a little breathing space is more than pleasant too. I covered Craig Green AW15 for VMAN but these are a few extra shots that I wanted to share too.

18 January 2015

Return to the North

Photographs: Tom Martin

This time last week I was sprinting - okay, more like jogging, given the hefty gear that I was lugging with me! - from the 'A Clockwork Orange'-inspired edginess of KTZ to the gentlemanly calm of dunhill via the backstreets of London's Soho. For those of you who hadn't worked out from my various social media postings (read: ridiculous bombardment of backstage snaps of the Instagram variety) I covered backstage London Collections: Men for VMAN magazine. (I try to convey nonchalance typing that but inside I'm still more than a little buzzing). As predicted the four days of shows were indeed exhilarating madness - and exhausting too! But I loved every minute of it and am so excited to share more of the photographs that I captured that didn't make it online at VMAN (or to my feature on Menswear Style). 

6 January 2015

Flashback to SS15

With only a few days to go until my first experience of London Collections: Men, it's safe to say that I'm pretty buzzing - not least because I'll be heading backstage once more to capture the action through my camera lens. So in anticipation of the upcoming exhilarating madness that is backstage photography, I thought I'd share a few treasured snaps that didn't make it to the blog the first time around.

P.S. Post fashion week, I'll be heading straight back to uni and likely swamped with work so please bear with me on the blogging front. Head over to my Instagram and (newly acquired) Twitter if you really miss me that much!

4 January 2015

Blogger Lovin'

The best thing about fashion photography is undoubtedly the people. My experience of the fashion industry hitherto is a far cry from the steely-faced, cut throat atmosphere that hearsay would have us 'ordinary' folk believe. While it would be disillusioned to suggest that this side of the monde de la mode doesn't exist, it's just that there's the presence of more than a fair few nice people to make up for it. 

Fashion bloggers are a case in point. 2014 gave me the chance to photograph some of the friendliest, motivating and oh-so-very lovely ladies that I have ever had the privilege of meeting. And so this post is a collation of my favourite blogger photographs thus far. Featuring : Hannah, ZoeGeorgiaNatasha, Olivia and Megan.