Dina Litovsky is no stranger to the fashion week scene. Since the beginning of 2012, she has been commissioned by several respectable publications like New York Times and the New York Magazine to capture images on fashion weeks with one task: photograph fashion week like it have never been taken before.
The result is exceptionally intimate and surreal.
“It’s the same thing over and over again: the same models, the same photographers, and the same environment. The challenge was to get a different picture,” she said.
At first, Mrs. Litovsky avoided taking pictures where there were photographers present, which proven to be quite difficult. It is understandably a very daunting task to accomplish as there are throngs of photographers taking picture of every possible angle.
Then she learnt to embrace it.
“Everything is for the image. I started to follow the cameras. The photographers were as important there as anyone else,” she said.
Mrs. Litovsky also relied on capturing the human moment beneath the facade.
“It was a lot of observing and waiting for the right moment to come up. I saw a model start to yawn, so I ran over. She yawned again and I took a picture,” she said.
She added, “Models, even as they’re getting ready for pictures, are very protective of their image. It’s hard to take a picture they’re not intending for the public to see,”