Wanneroo Times - - Lifestyle - Tanya MacNaughton

PERTH pho­tog­ra­pher Ste­fan Gosatti loves the hype and still gets a buzz from shoot­ing a fash­ion run­way show.

“And then there’s the de­sire to make nice im­ages be­cause you have pretty peo­ple dressed re­ally nicely in front of your cam­era,” Gosatti said.

“That floats my boat, which is why I keep do­ing it. I don’t know if I’m the long­est run­ning run­way pho­tog­ra­pher in the coun­try but I’m pretty close to it. There are maybe a cou­ple of guys on the east coast who have done it longer than me.”

The first Perth Fash­ion Fes­ti­val show Gosatti un­of­fi­cially shot was the 2003 Fash­ion in the City in Mur­ray Street Mall.

“It was on a very high plat­form and I rocked up in the mid­dle of the day where all these girls were strut­ting around and I started shoot­ing the show,” he said.

“I then ap­proached some peo­ple from PFF and asked if they needed a pho­tog­ra­pher. They said ‘Sure’ and it was lit­er­ally just that.

“The next day I came back and they had a lit­tle tag that said ‘Of­fi­cial Pho­tog­ra­pher’ with a piece of rope around it and stuck it around my neck.

“I started to shoot and was not get­ting paid. The next year, 2004, was in an of­fi­cial ca­pac­ity as a paid pho­tog­ra­pher and I’ve been do­ing it ever since.”

Ten of Gosatti’s best works are on dis­play, along­side pho­tos by Chris­tian Blan­chard and Si­mon Lekias, in PFF cul­tural pro­gram ex­hi­bi­tion Clique: WA Fash­ion Through the Lens at Rock­e­feller, 448 Beau­fort Street, High­gate, un­til Septem­ber 21.

Gosatti, who also shoots for the West Coast Eagles, said it was hard to be lim­ited to just 10 im­ages and he went through a lot of hard drives of ma­te­rial, choos­ing one or two pho­tos from PFF 2010 to 2016.

Pic­ture: Andrew Ritchie

Ste­fan Gosatti at Rock­e­feller. d472768

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