As I’ve been primarily accepting corporate event and wedding photography commissions over the past year, it was great to get back to my fashion roots when I had the opportunity to photograph Northern Secondary School’s annual fashion show benefiting the United Way of Canada last week.
Inspired by today’s iconic stars, the student committee choreographed a fast-paced and energetic show that was more of a dance performance than strictly a runway show. Though the irregular stage lighting was a challenge, I loved having to react on my feet in terms of changing settings manually every minute or so and I was incredibly impressed by the quality of the show put on by Northern’s students, led by director Alexander Bloomfield.
Congratulations to all of the participants (producers, dancers, models, choreographers, fundraisers, etc) for putting on an amazing event for a great cause and special thanks to Alex for bringing me in!
Northern Secondary School’s United Way Fashion Show: Icons
Northern Secondary School is a public high school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It teaches grades 9 through 12 and is a part of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB).
Northern has a long history of supporting national and international charities, with over 40 years of participation in the United Way fundraisers for poverty alleviation. Featuring their annual United Way Fashion Show, the school has been the top fundraiser amongst Toronto high schools for a number of years. The theme of their 2014 show was ‘Icons’ and paid tribute to influential pop stars such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears.