New York City based photography duo, ioulex (aka Julia Koteliansky and Alexander Kerr) are covering Milan and Paris Fashion Week for “T: The New York Times Style Magazine.” We equipped them with two Leica M9s to cover all the action backstage and as such they’ll be keeping us, and you, updated here on the Leica blog. You can read more about their trip in our interview with them.

After shooting a few of the bigger shows in a row, it’s interesting to see how many components are identical everywhere and how it is the variations in attitude and emphasis that form the differences. So many faces backstage are the same from show to show: models, hair stylists, makeup artists and, of course, all the photographers. Even the venues are similar, with the same basic trajectory from makeup area to catwalk. Nevertheless, there are shows that have an uplifting effect on everybody present, while others are just all stress and nervous energy. Either way, a little drama never hurts a picture.


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