backstage with WALDO PRETORIUS
The backstage scene of a fashion show is an entirely separate world of high energy and chaotic movements. Behind the lens with WALDO PRETORIUS gives us a glimpse of goes on behind the catwalk scene. Dubbed as “The Backstage Photographer” of South Africa, here’s a glimpse of what we like to call his ‘thing’ … a spontaneous art form- and we love it.
His shots dreamily capture the moments before a model struts down the runway. From dressings to hair and make-up, we get to see how a show truly comes to life. Waldo’s been going backstage at shows for the past three years, and on many occasions had sole backstage access, allowing him to single-handedly show this magnificent world through his lens. The shots are emotional, authentic and raw, just like the atmosphere.
Check out this video to see more of the backstage world, and we’re hoping to run into him backstage during NYFW (and beyond). fdmLOVES photographer WALDO PRETORIUS backstage selects by Brigitte Segura, written by Allison Ripa.
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