Knoxville Fashion Week - Marc Nelson Runway

Knoxville Fashion Week - Marc Nelson RunwayWhile most of the fashions exhibited during Knoxville Fashion Week this Fall were strictly for the women, the Marc Nelson Runway spiced it up with a healthy mix of fashionable men’s and women’s clothing, including a new line of ladies’ tops you can see in the slideshow above.

According to Marc Nelson (MN) founder/designer Marcus Hall, the line is intended to provide clothing with “effortless style” that “bridge[s] the gap between the avant-garde culture of Los Angeles and the traditional style of the South.”

The majority of MN clothing is men’s denim and t-shirts, but we got a special show with some more elaborate men’s items and the simple and fashionable new women’s tops. Much of the MN clothing line is available for purchase on their website.

I’m particularly drawn to this effortless style MN strives to provide. The Henley shirt is one of my favorite shirt styles, and despite not being very in-tune with the fashion world, I do love the “look and feel” Marc Nelson brings to the fashion table for men. Read more

Knoxville Fashion Week - Hair Runway
Knoxville Fashion Week - Hair Runway

Unique hair styles met unique lighting at the Fall 2012 Knoxville Fashion Week Hair Runway Show.

You can get images from any of the events during Knoxville Fashion Week! Details are at the end of the post.

Knoxville Fashion Week - Rick Terry Jewelry Design

Knoxville Fashion Week – Rick Terry Jewelry Design

Knoxville Fashion Week started off with a bang through the “Rock the Runway” Hair Show by Belleza!

Before the show began, though, many of the most important sponsors and contributors to KFW were setup on the patio at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse at Volunteer Landing (the Landing is one of my favorite places in Knoxville) displaying their fashions for the attendees.

Knoxville Fashion Week - Charles Ottolini

Knoxville Fashion Week – Charles Ottolini

I was able to meet a few very nice folks including Mayor Madeline Rogero, Rick Terry of Rick Terry Jewelry Designs, Leah Fritts Dailey of Southern Grace fashion and accessories, Amanda Kilday of Reeds of Gray Jewelry, Charles Ottolini and his fashion and accessory line, accessory designer Alicia Marie, and many, many more. All of these sponsors really do have some great offerings, so if you are into fashion, accessories, or anything in between, give them a look! You won’t be disappointed.

On to the main event! The hair styles presented were off-the-wall, fun, unique, and very creative. The slideshow above really shows off the lengths many hair stylists went to wow the audience. An interesting fact about the show: To emphasize the hair over the clothes, most of the models were only allowed to wear fashions made from recycled materials! How’s that for fun? Read more

Knoxville Fashion Week - Children's Runway

Knoxville Fashion Week - Children's RunwaySome of the best moments during Knoxville Fashion Week happened when the kids took the stage on Saturday! Here is a comprehensive gallery of nearly 150 images from “The Children’s Runway” sponsored by Dillard’s that occurred at noon on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in Knoxville.

This show featured designs from Nancy Crowell, Dillard’s, and the unique Keoni Fashion custom children’s line. All of the clothes were interesting, but there were a few kids that stole the show! You can find images of each child that modeled during the event in the gallery above.

Parents of children featured in the gallery: You can purchase images, prints, and products of your child and the entire show!

Details of what we are offering are below, but keep these two things in mind:

  1. If you refer another parent or friend to order images from this gallery, you BOTH will receive 10% off your order.  Contact me for your gift!
  2. If you don’t see a print size or product you’d like to have, contact me and I’m almost certain we can create what you’re looking for.

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Knoxville Fashion Week Model
Knoxville Fashion Week Model

This Knoxville Fashion Week model had to study for her art history class at an area high school between getting her hair and makeup done and the start of the runway event.

KNOXVILLE, TENN. – I really just wanted to use a date line to give this post some clout!

Last night was Knoxville Fashion Week‘s Emerging Designers show and the emerging designers brought it! I’m no fashion guru (quite the opposite, I’m sure), but I really thought the fashion displayed was quite excellent.

I arrived early to photograph the models preparing for the evening’s runway and wanted to document a lot of the “behind-the-scenes” elements of the fashion show experience. It was a blast and I’ve gotten to meet some really fun folks in the process! (I’m looking at you, models, hair, and makeup friends 😛 )

These are just a few images I had the pleasure of capturing from Day 2 of Knoxville Fashion Week – Fall 2012. I’ll be posting an extensive set next week after all the events have concluded. Read more

Last night was the first event for the Fall 2012 iteration of Knoxville Fashion Week, and I had the distinct privilege of photographing it! It was such a fun evening for me being that I have limited fashion experience. I felt very much like a fish out of water, but I adapted quickly to some difficulties and was able to get some terrific images amid the challenges.

The event last night was presented by Belleza and was dubbed the “Rock the Runway” Hair Show, showcasing young hair design talent and the professional services that Belleza offers. Many of the models had wild and wonderful hair creations that reminded me of the style you could expect in The Capitol from Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series. Read more

As with many of you, I’ve only recently heard of Oscar Pistorius and his inspiring story overcoming all the odds to compete against able-bodied athletes in the 2012 London Olympics (and he actually won a team medal at the 2011 World Championships).

While looking up his story online, I came across this wonderful and emotional photo of him running with a young blonde girl with miniature versions of his Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs by Össur. It’s just a beautiful moment of humanity and love between people. Read more

Self portraits aren’t easy if you’re working solo, but can be fun to play with poses and light at your own pace.

I’m in the middle of a couple different projects (one which I can’t WAIT to show you!), which have been keeping me quite busy lately. But I’ve noticed I hadn’t shot any personal projects in quite a while (aside from these beautiful all-access images from the Historic Tennessee Theatre) and I haven’t had a good shot of me in a long, long time. Read more

The Historic Tennessee Theatre’s breathtaking ceiling was renovated to be as identical to the original as possible, including the exact colors that were originally used.

A few weeks ago, I was given an amazing opportunity to explore one of Knoxville’s most prized assets: The Historic Tennessee Theatre. I, along with a group of friends, was given nearly unrestricted access with a camera to explore the renovated movie palace…and I made every effort to take full advantage of it!

The kind and talented Bill Snyder was the generous man who invited us in, gave us a brief history lesson, and played the mighty Wurlitzer Organ for our entertainment. Bill has been involved with the Theatre since the 70s, if I remember his stories correctly, and he had some wonderful stories to share. If you ever get an opportunity to talk to him, I would highly recommend you do so!

The Theatre appears in the film October Sky (some scenes were filmed in Knoxville). You can find out more interesting facts about the history of the Theatre and the Wurlitzer on its Wikipedia page—though the wiki isn’t as informative as Snyder!

Below are roughly 100 images I was able to capture during my tour. I wanted to share a glimpse into this beautiful and grand movie palace with everyone, so treat yourself to a photographic Tour of the Tennessee Theatre! Read more

I’m running an errand to the mall last week, and when you go to the mall (for any reason), you have to stop in the Apple Store. It’s a law somewhere, I’m convinced.

So I stop in the Apple Store to check out the beautiful new Macbook Pro that Apple released last month with the brand new Retina display (2880×1800 pixels on the 15″ model).

While being amazed by the gorgeous resolution and even slimmer profile of the laptop, a thought occurred to me:

The resolution of this computer is greater than an HDTV.

This isn’t news, and it can’t really count as a revelation, but it got me thinking. And it brings up a very, very important point that is news and everyone who creates digital visuals of some sort should pay attention to:

Apple’s Retina display is a sign of times to come, and you better prepare to change your process now.

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