Sometimes it all just kinda falls into place, and you’re in the right moment at the right time.
I was supposed to meet up with my mother in San Francisco this weekend, while she was doing business here in California. The plan was go to the city with Arielle, hang out with her, while she had her fittings for San Francisco Fashion Week, and then meet up with my family for dinner.
What started as me just waiting for her fittings to start, evolved into a conversation between the director of all of the city’s Fashion Week and myself, and at some point he handing me a camera and asking me to shoot the final fittings in a candid style.
I helped with social media, and just kinda acted like a jack of all trades for several hours while Arielle kept booking more shows, and I kept shooting. It all just felt so right to be back in this environment, doing what I love.
Towards the end of the fittings, Owen pulls me aside and asks to see the photos. His face lit up, and the next question he asks me is, “What’s you’re availability this week? I already have a right hand, but I need a left.” I was floored. I’ve know this guy for maybe six hours and he offered me a job on the spot.
I quickly thanked him and explained because of school, and why I could not stay, and then he asks me, “What would it take for you to stay the week.” At which point I really had to pinch myself again, and thank him for the offer.
His assistant took down my information, and I’ll be doing some consulting work for them for the time being. Arielle ended up booking six shows, out of the 12 designers who were there, and I think after I graduate, I might have just gotten myself a job in fashion!
I wanted to share with you some of my favorite candids that I shot. I hope that I’ll have the opportunity to grow and continue to expand from here.