New York fashion photographer Lindsay Adler shoots World of WearableArt video

MONIQUE FORD / Stuff.co.nz

New York based fashion photographer Lindsay Adler shares her passion for WOW and what inspires her.

When New York-based fashion photographer Lindsay Adler visited Wellington this weekend, there was just one thing she had to shoot: the avant-garde works created for Wellington's World of Wearable Art (WOW).

Adler, who has photographed for the likes of Marie Claire and Elle magazine, stumbled upon WOW several years ago and has been a fan ever since.

"I'm attracted to colour and graphic shapes, intricate detail and layers, every time I looked at a piece in WOW, I went wow!" 

Photographer Lindsay Adler with model Sophie Petley, who wore WOW garment "Traditional Progress", by designer Tsz Kwan Au.
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Photographer Lindsay Adler with model Sophie Petley, who wore WOW garment "Traditional Progress", by designer Tsz Kwan Au.

WOW provided something quite different from the sites and scenes of New York fashion, Adler said.

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It was a celebration of the artistry involved and free from commercialism. "I love that it is art for art's sake."

Model Sophie Petley in a 2012 WOW pieced that features a body piece in macrame style made from plastic tubing and ...
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Model Sophie Petley in a 2012 WOW pieced that features a body piece in macrame style made from plastic tubing and covered in organza and satin ribbon. A WOW team chose out the perfect pieces for renowned photographer Lindsay Adler to shoot on her visit.

Adler has been working as a fashion photographer for more than 15 years and is in New Zealand to share her skills and experience - and to take some inspiration from what New Zealand has to offer. 

"[I] live my life in constant search for inspiration," Adler said.

"It would be impossible to visit New Zealand and not be incredibly inspired - everywhere I turn I envision beautiful fashion editorials set against stunning textures and epic landscapes."

New York-based fashion photographer Lindsay Adler stumbled across WOW when searching for avant garde images for inspiration.
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New York-based fashion photographer Lindsay Adler stumbled across WOW when searching for avant garde images for inspiration.

This weekend she will hold a public photo shoot on Wellington's waterfront as part of a week of events for the New Zealand Institute of professional photographers.

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"It is wonderful that Lindsay knew about WOW," International projects and media manager for the event Ali Boswijk said.

"It showed that what is happening in New Zealand, it is resonating with the fashion industry in the world." 

The 2016 World of WearableArt.
WOW

The 2016 World of WearableArt.

Adler requested WOW garments to photograph a team jumped on board to pick out the perfect pieces.

One of the garments selected is a 2012 piece from Hong Kong, featuring a body piece in macrame style made from plastic tubing and covered in organza and satin ribbon, is just one of the pieces she will shoot.

"We wanted to create events that were a little bit interactive," Katherine Williams president of the  New Zealand Institute of professional photographers said.

"Introducing what actually goes on behind the scenes." 

WOW kicks off in September this years with 60,000 expected to attend.

  • Free event Lindsay Adler shoots WOW will be held at Shed 6 on Queens Wharf, June 17 10am-11am.

 

 - Stuff

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