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Fashion show for charity

Posted in assignment work, Downtown Seattle, editorial work, Washington by bermanphotos on May 6, 2009
Models join each other on the catwalk following the FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30, 2009 at Herban Feast to raise money for Sunflower Children's fund.

Models join each other on the catwalk following the FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30, 2009.

I photographed the FACE Seattle fashion show thrown to raise money for the Sunflower Children Funds last Thursday April 30 for the Seattle PI, where I am a photography intern this Spring/Summer.

This was my first time covering a fashion show and I was really drawn to the surreality of the whole event; the rhythmic pace, the stoic participants, the steadfast attention of the audience, and the lighting — dramatic, to say the least.

Local celebrity John Curley was the auctioneer for the evening, and jokingly offered up a bottle of Purell as the first item, saying, “this is the last bottle of Purell in the State of Washington, lets start the bidding at $1,000. Do I hear $1,000?”

I had a good time hanging out backstage, getting a glimpse at what models have to go through to prepare for the show. I listened as one girl was told her order was changed, so that meant getting her clothes and hair changed — all last-minute of course. She barely blinked at the news.

Clockwise from bottom-left, Models Jordan Greene, Hayley Oberbillig, Tristyn Rowlan, and Michaela Boyce take some time to relax.

Clockwise from bottom-left, Models Jordan Greene, Hayley Oberbillig, Tristyn Rowlan, and Michaela Boyce take some time to relax during the FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30, 2009 at Herban Feast to raise money for Sunflower Children's fund.

Models get ready during the FACE fashion show.

Models get ready during the FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30, 2009 at Herban Feast to raise money for Sunflower Children's fund.

Makeup for models sits backstage.

Makeup for models sits backstage during the FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30, 2009 at Herban Feast to raise money for Sunflower Children's fund.

SMG (Seattle Model Group) model Jared Putnam gets some help with his bowtie.

SMG (Seattle Model Group) model Jared Putnam gets some help with his bowtie during the FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30, 2009 at Herban Feast to raise money for Sunflower Children's fund.

FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30

SMG (Seattle Model Group) model Heather Howard, left, gets her hair done alongside fellow model Sarah Walker.

I made sure to capture photographs of each of the models walking the catwalk, but to me, the more interesting pictures are the real moments backstage as they prepare themselves mentally and physically.

FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30

A model shows off their outfit during the FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30, 2009 at Herban Feast to raise money for Sunflower Children's fund.

FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30

A model practices her walk before the start of the FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30, 2009 at Herban Feast to raise money for Sunflower Children's fund.

FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30

A model shows off their outfit during the FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30, 2009 at Herban Feast to raise money for Sunflower Children's fund.

A model shows off their outfit during the FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30, 2009 at Herban Feast to raise money for Sunflower Children's fund.

A model shows off their outfit during the FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30, 2009 at Herban Feast to raise money for Sunflower Children's fund.

A model shows off their outfit during the FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30, 2009 at Herban Feast to raise money for Sunflower Children's fund.

A model shows off their outfit during the FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30, 2009 at Herban Feast to raise money for Sunflower Children's fund.

A model shows off their outfit during the FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30, 2009 at Herban Feast to raise money for Sunflower Children's fund.

A model shows off their outfit during the FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30, 2009 at Herban Feast to raise money for Sunflower Children's fund.

A model shows off their outfit during the FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30, 2009 at Herban Feast to raise money for Sunflower Children's fund.

A model shows off their outfit during the FACE fashion show in Seattle Thursday April 30, 2009 at Herban Feast to raise money for Sunflower Children's fund.

More of my photographs from this event can be found here. You can also view my portfolio at http://www.bermanphotos.com

Thanks for looking!

Daniel

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  1. […] don’t envy the jobs of the event judges (which included our friend John Curley, as all the women were very talented. Would-be Sea Gals headshots for judge’s reference Georgia […]


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