Cap­tur­ing pas­sion of the cat­walk

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By MATHEW GROCOTT

While most pho­tog­ra­phers were try­ing to cap­ture the clothes, Ra­jeev Ba­jwa was look­ing for the emo­tion of New Zealand Fashion Week.

Mr Ba­jwa, a free­lance pho­tog­ra­pher, was an of­fi­cial pho­tog­ra­pher for the event.

He shot the cat­walk sec­tion of nu­mer­ous shows as well as cap­tur­ing be­hind-the-scenes ac­tion as mod­els and de­sign­ers were pre­par­ing.

Mr Ba­jwa said the pri­or­ity at fashion week was to take pho­tos which best present the clothes.

In be­tween the ap­prox­i­mately 25 run­way shows he worked at he tried to cap­ture the emo­tional in­ten­sity.

‘‘I look out for spe­cific shots, how they chill out in their re­lax­ing time.’’

Mr Ba­jwa said mod­els worked sev­eral shows a day with work that could be un­com­fort­able.

In his pho­tos Mr Ba­jwa was try­ing to re­veal how tired mod­els were, how com­fort­able, if they’re laugh­ing, how they pre­pare for shows and how de­sign­ers are trans­form­ing them for their shows.

‘‘What makes each pho­tog­ra­pher dis­sim­i­lar is how we see things dif­fer­ently.’’

If he could cap­ture emo­tion on the cat­walk and the clothes he felt he had a com­plete photo.

To get the job Mr Ba­jwa, who has worked as a free­lancer for sev­eral years, had to sub­mit a port­fo­lio of his work.

‘‘I had a nice time, got to mix with other pho­tog­ra­phers,’’ he said.

Mr Ba­jwa’s work from fashion week has been pub­lished in New Zealand and Aus­tralia.

BUSY BUSY: Ra­jeev Ba­jwa cov­ered about 25 fashion shows dur­ing fashion week, in­clud­ing Sa­ba­tini.

TOP MODEL: Among those Ra­jeev Ba­jwa pho­tographed was Amer­ica’s Next Top Model win­ner Ni­chol Miller.

SHARED MOMENT: Ra­jeev Ba­jwa suc­ceeds in cap­tur­ing mod­els re­lax­ing dur­ing New Zealand Fashion Week.

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