Asheville- A fashion show

hello world,

a couple nights back I was asked to photograph a few dresses from this years ACT (Asheville Community Theater) Costume Drama- a fashion show. The categories this year were Paper, Light, Nature, and Upcycled/Recycled for Asheville’s most unique fashion show. The audience votes for Category Winners by raising money for Asheville Community Theatre ($1 = 1 vote). For the Best in Show, the audience votes by ballot. This incredible event was standing room only!

Before the event I had 3 of the designers/models stop by the studio for a quick “snap”. (as Elliott Erwitt would say) I had no idea what these dresses looked like before they walked through the door but I knew I wanted to pull each of the personalities out of them by using different techniques for each one. This was great fun and a great challenge.

I am dumbfounded by the amazing talent in this town. These dresses are simply amazing as are their creators! The models aren’t too shabby either! ha

We have our “light” dress first designed by Caitie Sellers and modeled by Amanda Swafford. LED lights were sewn into the dress to illuminate the fabrics. (BTW, this was the best of show! congrats!)

The next dress is our “nature” dress designed by Kristina Benshoff of Provocation and modeled by Jackie Franquez. Created entirely of basket weave. (this one gave me a headache just thinking about the time involved to create it. Well done!)

Our final dress is our “paper” dress created by Juniper Cooper and Joti Marra. Modeled by Kimberly Turley. Made entirely of hand cut paper. (This was the winner in the paper category and was well deserved!!)

 

Keep on clickin’

Parker J

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fire and ice/ designed by Caitie Sellers and modeled by Amanda Swafford

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light dress angel/ designed by Caitie Sellers and modeled by Amanda Swafford

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light dress angel 2/ designed by Caitie Sellers and modeled by Amanda Swafford

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just out of reach…designed by Kristina Benshoff of Provocation and modeled by Jackie Franquez

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I’ll show you…designed by Kristina Benshoff of Provocation and modeled by Jackie Franquez

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gotcha!!!designed by Kristina Benshoff of Provocation and modeled by Jackie Franquez

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paper and crystal/ created by Juniper Cooper and Joti Marra. Modeled by Kimberly Turley.

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simple light and paper dress/ created by Juniper Cooper and Joti Marra. Modeled by Kimberly Turley.

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paper dress/ created by Juniper Cooper and Joti Marra. Modeled by Kimberly Turley.

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  • Rob Villetto - July 11, 2013 - 5:28 pm

    Wow… very creative! love your work.ReplyCancel

  • steve rogers - September 9, 2013 - 6:22 pm

    Hi Parker,
    I’m a newbie photog from the east coast of Canada…Newfoundland to be exact. You and your work have been inspiring and motivating me since I first saw you on Photovision! Freakin amazing!

    Parker, I’m racking my brains on the light set-up you used for the background in the tree photos…..so much so, my wife thinks I have an infatuation with the model, when in reality, I’m trying to figure out the lighting set-up…..(nerdy or what?)

    Anyways, if you could shed some light (pun intended)…that would be great…if not….no big deal….I’ll keep looking and trying!

    Keep up the great work man….as my 9-year old would say, your work is epic!

    Thanks,
    SteveReplyCancel

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