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The story behind that picture: "good night, and good luck"

By: Thorsten Overgaard

 

In the first newsletter covering this years Copenhagen Fashion Week as seen through the eyes of three Leica M9 shooters and one videographer, we start off with the last show of them all

Friday at 22.00 is the last show of the Copenhagen Fashion Week, and that is where we begin this newsletter. The scene is set in an abandoned factory building, and the close to thousand people who have found the remote venue through the rain and wind, are waiting outside to get in after they arrived by taxi, bicycle, limousine or press bus.

We are inside, and "we" are three Leica M9 photographers, Birgit Krippner from New Zealand/New York, Tue Juelsbo and Thorsten Overgaard from Denmark. Also around somewhere is Morten Bo Johansson, a Danish videographer who is filming with Leica R lenses on his Canon 5D Mark II.

Henrik Vibskov
Photo: Birgit Krippner, Leica M9 with 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4

Unlike any other fashion show at this fashion week, this one has been offering tickets for sale in the weeks up to the show (75 dkr or 15$ a piece). Inside will be awaiting the type of fashion show that draw the first movers, the fashionistas and the fashion people from other brands to a hard-to-find location as this. "What will Henrik Vibskov be showing?" is the question.

The title is "The Eat Show AW11" and has been preimered in Paris two weeks prior to this show.

Henrik Vibskov
Henrik Vibskov is backstage sending each model out on the runway in the exact sequence they are to appear duing the show. Photo: Thorsten Overgaard, Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron-M (II) f/2.0

Henrik Vibskov
"Anders?" he reads from the sheet while he looks the model in the eyes as if he wants to see if he is up for this, then smiles abruptly and pad him on the shoulder before he look down for the next name in line.

Henrik Vibskov
Less than two hours before "The Eat Show AW11" Henrik Vibskov is on the runway directing details. At the end of the show the models will sit down and eat and drink by a long table. Photo: Thorsten Overgaard, Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron-M (II) f/2.0

Henrik Vibskov
Time for preparation of the models. Photo: Tue Juelsbo, Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0

Henrik Vibskov
Photo: Tue Juelsbo, Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0

Henrik Vibskov
All models come from other shows and have to be remodeled for the Henrik Vibskov show. Photo: Thorsten Overgaard, Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron-M (II) f/2.0

Henrik Vibskov
Photo: Thorsten Overgaard, Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron-M (II) f/2.0

Henrik Vibskov
Photo: Birgit Krippner, Leica M9 with 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4

Henrik Vibskov
Photo: Tue Juelsbo, Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0


Video by Morten Bo Johansson and using Canon 5D II backstage with Leica 80mm Summilux-R f/1.4 (at f/2.0-f/2.8) and Mathias Elmose Andersern using Canon 5D with Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 for runway. Made for closed.com

Henrik Vibskov
Photo: Birgit Krippner, Leica M9 with 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4

 

The catwalk

Copenhagen Fashion Week
Thorsten Overgaard shot the catwalk photos of the Henrik Vibskov show for Getty Images and WireImage. Getty Images sent out a special alert to all their clients worldwide about the Copenhagen Fashion Week. Here are a few of the runway photos from the Henrik Vibskov show:

Henrik Vibskov   Henrik Vibskov   Henrik Vibskov
         
Henrik Vibskov   Henrik Vibskov   Henrik Vibskov
         

Henrik Vibskov
Photo: Thorsten Overgaard, Leica R8 with DMR digital back and Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH f/2.8

 

Three photographers and a video guy

Birgit Krippner
New Zealand/New York
  Tue Juelsbo
Amsterdam/London/Denmark
  Thorsten Overgaard
Aarhus, Denmark
Birgit Krippner   Tue Juelsbo   Thorsten Overgaard
         
Birgit Krippner, an Austrian photographer based in New Zealand/New York. Will add her special viewpoint to the fashion week, as she has done to major cities and presented in a number of exhibitions throughout the last year.  Shoots Leica M9.   Tue Juelsbo, a Danish writer and photographer who has worked the fashion week for a few years. And a fashionista with an liking for slow fashion.   Thorsten Overgaard, a Danish feature writer and photographer who has covered the fashion week for some years for Getty Images and WireImage. A time traveller on Planet Earth. Shoots Leica M9, Leica R9 DMR and Leica S2.
         
Morten Bo Johansson
Aarhus, Denmark
  Leica Denmark   Leica Camera AG
Germany
Morten Bo Johansson   Leica Hermés Edition M7   Oscar Barnack
         
Morten Bo Johansson, a Danish videographer and photographer who started working the fashion week last year. Shoots Canon 5DII with Leica, Zeiss and Canon glass.   Leica Denmark have kindly lend any and all equipment to fill the gaps in covering the Copenhagen Fashion Week.   Leica is not part of the project, yet they are always present. Everybody shoots some Leica, either the Leica M9, Leica M6, Leica S2, Leica R9/DMR or uses Leica R lenses for the video.
         

 

 

Other parts of this story:
"Postcards from Copenhagen Fashion Week" - Rifraff from backstage the fashion week
"The February Issue" - Backstage the Kenzo Anniversary show in Londons
"Experience the Magic of Fashion" - Video: Preparing for the Copenhagen Fashion Week
"good night, and good luck" - Backstage the Henrik Vibskov fashion show
"Art Fashion Shows" - Backstage the bARBARA í gONGINI fashion show in Copenhagen
"Shooting fashion in London" - Taking the Leica S2 out for a swing in London
"Adidas Originals at Copenhagen Fashion Week"
- Covering four days of "City Takeover"
"Backstage Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011"
- Silas Adler of Soulland


–  Thorsten Overgaard, Febuary 16, 2011

   
   

 

 

   
   
   
   

One last cigaret before the show starts. Danish designer Henrik Vibskov backstage. Photo: Thorsten Overgaard, Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron-M (II) f/2.0

 

 

 

 



 



Tue Juelsbo and Thorsten Overgaard (with Henrik Vibskov hat). Photo by Birgit Krippner.

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Thorsten Overgaard is a Danish feature writer and photographer who contribute stories and unique branding to magazines, newspapers and companies through exclusive and positive stories and photos. He currently photographs for WireImage, Redferns, Getty Images and Associated Press.

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