This edition of Pitti Uomo has been particularly rich and challenging for me. On the one side I have developed a photo project for Pitti Immagine (published on their website at this link); then I was contacted by the Belgian fashion blogger and influencer Defustel who asked me to follow him photographically during the fair. Was a big pleasure for me ‘cause not only he’s an icon of style inside the fashion world, then he’s also a very kind and positive man!Furthermore during the festival days I have been contacted by the editors of Esquire Netherlands to shoot some photos that will be published in the September issue of the Dutch magazine. So these days has been a nice “tour de force”, since everything for me was concentrated in just the first two days.
As usual Pitti Uomo offers an incredible frame to the fair with the events. Many of them held during the four days of the fair. On this edition I think that one of the most interesting was the opening of the photograph exhibition “Visions of Fashion” by Karl Lagarfeld in Palazzo Pitti. It is an ambitious exhibition of the famous fashion designer in one of the most beautiful palace inside Florence. I found particularly interesting the last exhibition room where the contrast between the giant fashion images and huge chandeliers created an excellent coupled.
In the next post I will pubblish all the photos of #luckymatch project developed for Pitti Immagine.
Photography technical side note
This was the first Pitti Uomo edition in witch I’ve used only with Fujifilm cameras. In fact, I used three machines at once: on my neck I had the small and light Fuji X100T that thanks to its 35mm lens allowed me to get all the medium-wide shots. On the left side then I held the X-T1 with the 50mm f / 1.4 for portrait bust. Then on the right side I held the X-Pro2 with 90mm f / 2.0 for tight portraits and face details.
In this way I was able to shoot with three great optics lens, almost always at the maximum aperture and above all I did not feel in the weight and bulk during all working days.