May 042012

America’s Next Top Model Live Toronto May 4-6

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America’s Next Top Model Live made it’s way to Toronto at the Metro Convention Centre after debuting in Britain last year. The 3 day model expo type atmosphere included several runway shows on 2 stages and many booths and exhibits for shopping. The Schwarzkopf Professional Main Stage Fashion Show not only had the America’s Next Top Model All Stars including winner Lisa D’Amato strutting down the runway but included performances by Danny Fernandes, Karl Wolf and The Dancers of Toronto. My arms got a workout from the 30 minute straight fashion show (left monopod at home) and also my eyes as the mixed lighting was all over the place. Don’t get me wrong, it was great to look at but terrible to shoot in. Coloured spotlights moving in all directions and many instances directly down the runway straight at the camera. Also there was a large screen at the back of the runway that made for some unwanted glare and fringing when it was a bright white. I shot the first show on Friday and the last show on Sunday (8 shows total over three days on the main stage). I really didn’t want to shoot the main stage again on Sunday as the shows were pretty much the same except for a musical act or two but in the end a good reason to shoot it transpired. Frank (house videographer) allowed me to stand on his sole riser dead centre beside him. Why? Because I asked…and Frank’s a nice guy. Like anything in life, it never hurts to ask. I also decided on Friday, besides the first main stage show, I would cover one other fashion show on the much smaller Pandora Open Catwalk Stage and then shoot the rest of the fashion shows on the Pandora Open Catwalk Stage (which repeated on all three days) on Saturday, which I did. Sunday was reserved for some atmosphere/creative shots and for some networking. Overall a great weekend with good laughs from Raymond, Ron, Michael and Alan.

Schwarzkopf Professional Main Stage Fashion Show images from May 4th can be viewed here.

Triumph Lingerie Show images can be viewed here.

The Bay & American Apparel Fashion Show images can be viewed here.

Joey Bevan Fashion Show images can be viewed here.

Joey Bevan Lingerie Fashion Show images can be viewed here.

French Connection Fashion Show images can be viewed here.

Art of Fashion Fashion Show images featuring designer Albert Yeun can be viewed here.

American Apparel Fashion Show images can be viewed here.

Fashion Crimes Fashion Show images can be viewed here.

Schwarzkopf Professional Main Stage Fashion Show from May 6th can be viewed here.

 

 

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