Backstage with Landon Nordeman

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Backstage with Landon Nordeman

What goes on behind the scenes? American photographer Landon Nordeman opens his first solo exhibition in New York, a look at the fashion industry from the inside. 

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Jeremy Scott (with tights), New York, 2015 © Landon Nordeman

Prada (Space Odyssey), Milan, 2015 © Landon Nordeman

Jeremy Scott (with smiley face), New York, 2015 © Landon Nordeman

Lanvin (Alber Elbaz's last collection), Paris, 2015 © Landon Nordeman

Dior No. 3 (LA:TE), Paris, 2015 © Landon Nordeman

Dior No. 2 (lady in red), Paris, 2015 © Landon Nordeman

Cindy Sherman (à Narciso Rodriguez), New York 2015 © Landon Nordeman

Dior Rehearsal (with reflections), Paris, 2016 © Landon Nordeman

Elie Saab Couture (with Anna Cleveland) Paris, 2016 © Landon Nordeman

Ferragamo (stripes with Sara Battaglia bag), Milan, 2015 © Landon Nordeman

Delpozo (white chairs with blue line), New York, 2017 © Landon Nordeman

Dior Rehearsal (with blue smoke), Paris, 2017 © Landon Nordeman

Leonard Lauder and Fei Fei Sun (in Alberta Ferretti) at the Met Gala, New York, 2017 © Landon Nordeman

After Stella McCartney (at the Palais Garnier), 2014 © Landon Nordeman

A face spotted in the crowd, belonging to ethereal beauty Erin O’Connor. A colourful Salvatore Ferragamo bag sitting on an equally colourful striped floor. A ceiling of mirrors on which a stream of models are endlessly depicted. Photographer and journalist Landon Nordeman has an eye for detail which lends itself particularly well to the wonderfully intricate world of fashion.

In his first solo show, First Looks at the Voltz Clarke Gallery in New York, the NYC-based photographer exhibits his best fashion reportage work: far from the street-style antics going on in front of the venue, Landon delves backstage to capture the frenzy and creative energy that surround the preparation of a fashion show or event. “I love the fashion world,” says the photographer. “I learned that, like many worlds I’ve had the pleasure to photograph, it is filled with emotion, mystery, humour, hard-work, surprises, and dreams – and most importantly that it is filled with amazing people. It’s the unique and creative individuals who make it what it is, and as someone who truly loves and appreciates people, I am forever smitten by the charm and energy of the fashion world.” For the New Yorkers: you can catch Landon’s pictures until July 19th. For the others, here’s a selection of our favourites!