Take my picture

Excuse my absence. I came across this video a few weeks back and wanted to share my thoughts. The short presents the idea of fashion bloggers and photographers and the growth in this in recent years, and how this is viewed by those who work within the industry.

If I’m honest, I’m still under the impression that this will expand exponentially until it horrific implode, with many bloggers and photographers beginning to be band from the venues, access to events, venues and timetables being restricted to those in the need to know, which I hope doesn’t happen as it’s a important thing that people are able to express their interests and share this with others.

I do love the fact that it’s all very open and accessible, and its super easy to know whats happening when and where. But imagine trying to do your job, only to have to force your way through a mass of camera wielding bloggers (meant in the sincerest way) in an attempt get to and from the door to do what you’re paid to do. Theres already enough pressure.

However, it is a guilty pleasure to also see whats happening outside and around the venues, especially the style of those that attending and those with amazing personal style, and also sometimes to note the thoughts of those recording and documenting. (Ultimately what fashion is about, creating styles) However as Mr. Blanks raises, how much of the same material can be recorded and placed into the bloggers sphere? über true; how many sites have you visited that have regurgitated similar information and not added they’re own spin to it? I know that there are many out there that do it and do it well but I know we’ve all sifted through many that don’t, and I’m not saying for them to stop, but maybe for them to take pointers from those that do it well, emulate and evolve their own personal style off what they’ve learnt, maybe even blog collaboration?

Many other points are raised throughout the video, but it was mainly this one that stuck with me. Whats your thoughts on it?

One thought on “Take my picture”

  1. I didn’t realise that fashion shows had a massive crowd of bloggers and photographers. I do agree that it is great that fashion and unique styles can be shared to the wide public. However, I couldn’t help noticing how deliberate the whole scenario was in this video clip (in both a positive and negative way). I was given the impression that some of the bloggers featured were purposefully dressed to capture attention from photographers, with the aim of simply documenting their proof of attending the event and self-exposure. On a positive note, some bloggers such as Susie Lau, a blogger I respect, do provide a depth of thought about fashion and upcoming designers. She also produces authentic interpretations of upcoming designer pieces and shares her experiences of fashion events in a informative manner without being self-centered. Like you mentioned, I really hope that Fashion Week/ Fashion events do not become exclusive as a result of this. As a blogger this post does give me something to think about.

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