Normally my One to Watch segments focus on new designers, but I thought this title fitting for an up and coming photographer, Valeria Castillo. We shared a tiny NYU dorm with a few other crazies one very hot and sticky summer, what seems like a lifetime ago. Since then she has moved all over the world, I can barely keep track of her! From New York to Mexico City and now floating around Paris, Valeria always captures the surrounding cultural oddities on film. I am of course drawn to her Paris Fashion Week coverage. Her backstage images freeze the feeling of calm and crazy that defines any backstage mood.
(images from Maison Rabih Kayrouz Spring 2013 backstage Paris Fashion Week)
(images from Ingrid Vlasov Spring 2011 backstage Paris Fashion Week)