Interview: Chris Yates

Published under Features, on Thursday 16, 2014


Photographer Chris Yates
© Chris Yates

1.What are the ups and downs of being a catwalk photographer?
As a catwalk photographer, getting the best shot is one of my main concerns. That is why I believe the viewpoint is really important and then, the lighting. When it comes to lighting, you have to balance what is available to what you have. Finally, the work doesn’t stop after the show as there are still images to upload, edit and refine so that they hit the desk as soon as possible!

2.After watching several catwalks shows a day during Fashion Week, what do you think it makes a good catwalk show?
To my mind, it is all about the models’ attitude and the way they manage to show the garment pieces. That interaction or twist can make a significant difference to the catwalk show.


Follow the White Rabbit Fall/Winter 2014
© Alexandra Boanta

3.What do you think about Florin Dobre’s presentation?
Beeing invited as a photographer at Florin’s presentation, I managed to take some snaps from the rehearsal and I felt the buzz and energy that was going around in the backstage. The show was set in unique setting and moreover, it had that extra element of surprise where each model interacted with the audience in a different way, which received great reaction from the public.

4.Do you believe Florin could stand along other designers and showcase as part of the official schedule of London Collections Men?
I am not a fashion expert, but I honestly say that the collection and the concept behind it were distinctively unique to many of the designers I saw during London Collections Men Autumn Winter 2014.

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