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Knoxville Fashion Week - Emerging Designers Runway

Knoxville Fashion Week - Emerging Designers RunwayYou can get images from any of the events during Knoxville Fashion Week! Details are at the end of the post.

The second day of Knoxville Fashion Week highlighted the creativity of relative newcomers to the fashion scene. The “Emerging Designers Runway” displayed some wonderful new fashions from the following:

Knoxville Fashion Week - Emerging Designers RunwayThe event was held at Lighthouse Knoxville, a beautiful and homey event venue tucked away from distractions near Bearden Hill. Read more

Knoxville Fashion Week - Behind the Scenes
Knoxville Fashion Week - Behind the Scenes

Knoxville Fashion Week model Amber Borzotra smiles down at the camera below while her stylist has her lean forward on her knees as he works magic on her hair to prepare her for the runway.

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

Knoxville Fashion Week - Behind the Scenes

Serene Amber

Knoxville Fashion Week - Behind the Scenes

Silly Amber

Whether I’m creating a single image, capturing many images and writing about them, or composing a film, I absolutely love to tell a story.

During Knoxville Fashion Week (Fall 2012), I was able to do just that by documenting the process of putting on a runway event! In fact, when I arrived at Knoxville Lighthouse, rockstar model Amber Borzotra pulled in right after me, so I followed much of her preparation process.

 

Knoxville Fashion Week - Behind the Scenes

A few local teenage models watch as Amber’s hair is styled while they wait for the rehearsal to begin.

The event was the “Emerging Designers Runway,” which featured many up-and-coming area designers of clothing, jewelry, and other accessories. The featured designers included:

In the gallery slideshow above, you can see behind-the-scenes as normal girls are transformed to gorgeous runway models through hair, makeup, and wardrobe changes. 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

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

Last week was the first of a weekly movie blog suggestion (read: conversation) about the best movies you (probably) haven’t seen. Featured was the film Finding Forrester. I decided it would be a Movie Monday, because it has a nice ring to it and it (almost) has alliteration (alliteration technically requires three consecutive words beginning with the same consonant).

The idea is that each week I’ll throw out a movie that I think is really great, but isn’t a huge mainstream hit, or it’s not fresh and likely hasn’t been seen in quite a while—if at all. If you have seen it, share what you think about it—and feel free to rip me if you think it’s not worth watching! Then, in the comments, you all make one movie suggestion as well. It’s that simple, and it’ll be a lot of fun if you’re a cinephile like me.

This week, my nomination for the best movie you (probably) haven’t seen is a bit newer, but also a bit more independent and definitely not in the American mainstream. Green Street Hooligans is a fantastic film starring Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam from 2005 about the “hooligans” that form “firms” to support “football” clubs in England. Amazon’s summary:

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The final heat of the 2011 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. began with more drama than any men’s heat in the last 31 years. Denison had to finish within two spots of Kenyon to retain its lead and unseat the only overall champion the sport had seen in 31 years.

The full slideshow of photos from the event is located at the end of the story.

I remember showing up at my first UT football game as a photographer. Not a fan, student or band member, but with my mind focused on my goals for the next few hours and working to learn and accomplish those goals.  I was impressed with how nice the facilities were, but it didn’t come as a surprise to me–this is Tennessee, an FBS (Division I) SEC program with a top-10 all-time winning percentage.

Neyland Stadium is known for being one of the largest stadiums in America–over 100,000 in capacity, but after the multimillion dollar renovations to its interior and exterior, it is one of the nation’s most beautiful as well.

Money goes to what people care about most, and Volunteer football is a big-revenue operation. Neyland Stadium is one of the oldest, finest and largest stadiums in the country for a reason–people are fanatical about the cleated brethren that don the orange and white jerseys and hit the wooden sign that says “I will give my all for Tennessee today,” as they leave the locker room.

The Tennessee football locker room has been compared to the quality of NFL locker rooms.

That locker room, by the way, was recently renovated and named for Peyton Manning after he made a $1 million contribution to the Neyland Stadium renovation project. According to UT’s website, Phase II of this plan alone was an estimated $27.4 million.

The media rooms that I’ve worked in on field level and in the press box are beautiful and spacious areas. They serve a pre-game meal, halftime meal, and snacks and pizza after the game to working members of the press. A similar routine occurs at men’s and women’s basketball games in Thompson Boling Arena. In addition, all media get parking passes near the venue, a storage area for gear, work space for writing/editing/uploading and dedicated athletic department personnel to help them solve problems and accomplish (most of ) their needs.

None of that exists at the Division III (DIII) level. Read more

Neyland Stadium

Time-lapse camera on roof

Instead of being inside Neyland Stadium during the Tennessee vs. Alabama game this year, I was on top of Laurel Hall in Fort Sanders. Not exactly next door, as you can see Read more

Dominatus

The Story

The University of Tennessee football team made regular appearances in the national media in 2009, typically due to the antics of former coach Lane Kiffin.

This is a highlight video from the UT vs. South Carolina and UT vs. Memphis home games from the 2009 season. Tennessee made headlines for wearing black jerseys against South Carolina because the game was played on Halloween.

The Story Behind the Story

After spending a few months assisting in the production of Tennessee athletic events and special shoots, I had the desire to create my own vision for a highlight video that I hadn’t really seen done at Tennessee before.

The initial purpose for the video was to use it in recruiting and Tennessee Athletics promotions online. Unfortunately, Lane Kiffin left after the 2009 season–and because the video included shots of his coaching staff, it’s usage had expired.

Credits

Crew

  • Producer: BEN MOSER
  • Camera Operator: BEN MOSER
  • Senior Editor: BEN MOSER

Special Thanks

  • Music: Lacrimosa Dominae by Immediate.

Equipment/Location

Shot on a Canon XH-A1 with Letus Extreme; Lenses: Canon FD 50mm f1.8, FD 24mm 2.8, FD 70-300mm f4.5. Location: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tenn.