Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Site - Let's Migrate!

I recently re-launched my portfolio site and it incorporates a blog - please come on over to www.KateLordPhoto.com.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fashion Week Recap!

Last Fashion Week I went out shooting stills for The Thread, but this time around I was able to shoot short videos for web, broadcast and NBC in Taxi. Laurel, The Thread's fashion editor, and her team chose ten designers to watch this time around and I was able to do some in-studio interviews, shoot backstage at one show and shoot hair and make-up + runway at another.

Jeremy Scott's line was definitely the most outrageous and fun collection that I saw. His major inspiration? Fashion itself.

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video.

I was able to hang out backstage with the ladies of Vena Cava, as well. Sophie and Lisa paired their Woodstock-inspired line with some amazing felt hats:

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video.

We previewed Fashion Week with studio visits with The Thread 10. I went with Laurel to visit Prabal Gurung, who spoke to us about motorcross:

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video.

Check out The Thread's backstage interview + runway with Prabal here.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Subway Musicians Donate Half Their Profit for Haiti Relief

Virginian djembe player Erich Woodrum and Cameroonian balafonist Francois Nnang met only a few weeks ago, but are fast friends. The pair plays nearly everyday together at the Union Square subway station and has decided that they're going to donate half of their profits for a week to the Red Cross for its Haiti relief efforts.

"It's about expressing our solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Haiti," Woodrum said. "We're letting people know that we care and we're doing something about it so hopefully they'll be inspired to do something as well."

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video.

Update: Jowy over at The Subway Art Blog picked the story too.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holgas: Washington Square & Washington D.C.

I love the Holga. Not only do you get the old-school joy of waiting to get film developed, but they create really cool vignetting. And who doesn't love medium-format squareness?

A few months a go I shot off two rolls of black-and-white film and forgot about them. I just got them developed and was pleasantly surprised. I present a day in Washington Square Park and a weekend in Washington, D.C.:
Washington Square Arch
DC Metro
My friends:
Daniel and Leah

Monday, November 30, 2009

Heidi Klum and the Williamsburg Bridge

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show returned to New York, which for me meant media stunts and backstage access to the show.

Marisa Miller, Heidi Klum and Alessandra Ambrosia hit Times Square to promote the show:
Heidi Klum

The day of the show, I got backstage access to the ladies' hair and make-up session. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Behati Prinsloo were getting prepped while I was there. And guess what -- those luscious locks aren't real:
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Behati Prinsloo

And then a few days later I went wandering across the Williamsburg Bridge to the LES and SoHo:
Williamsburg Bridge
Williamsburg Bridge
Williamsburg Bridge
Williamsburg Bridge
Williamsburg Bridge

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Week in Photos (Nov. 2 - 8)

Monday: I wandered up to the park on the East River that faces Manhattan. Sometimes I forget that I live here.
Williamsburg Bridge
Chrysler Building
Tuesday: Found a really cool subway performer at Union Square Tuesday night. Francois plays the balafon and moved to NYC from Cameroon about a year ago. More to come about him in a later post.
Union Square L musician
Wednesday: Former Olympians, Toronto hopefuls and other athletes gathered in Rockefeller Center to celebrate the 100 day countdown to the start of the games. See a full gallery at NBCNewYork.com
Celebrating the Olympics
Thursday: Victoria's Secret revealed the top ten finalists for the next runway Angel. The women will compete in "Angel Boot Camp" to determine who gets to walk in the December show. See a full gallery of the contestants at NBCNewYork.com
The Finalists
Sunday: Wandered around Greenpoint with Leah and shot a portrait for class -- and an interesting building.
Greenpoint Building

Friday, October 23, 2009

Subway Art Blog

Jowy Romano over at The Subway Art Blog posted some of my photos, accompanied by music by Marques Toliver, on his site. The blog is all about art found in or inspired by the NYC metro system and includes amusing, engaging content from all around the MTA.