Rod Leon, with an eye for all things fashion, has been taking photos as a freelancer.
Leon has been to several events, including London Fashion Week 2019 rather recently. Based in London, Leon’s photographs show detail and beauty in the composition. Rod Leon discusses London Fashion Week & the fashion scene as told through his lens!
What is it like photographing the fashion scene?
Fashion for me started back in 2014/15 when I was changing from Nikon to Canon and the shop that took most of my Nikon gear asked what sort of pictures I shot. Back then, it was more corporate and some editorial political stuff.
The salesman asked if I would like to attend London Fashion Week and my answer was yes. A week or so later, I got an email to attend a briefing and to shoot London Fashion Weekend at Somerset House.
Since then I have photographed many runway shows. London Fashion Weekend as it was then, Pure London, The National Wedding Shows, The White Gallery, Graduate Fashion Week and Fashion Scout London.
What is it about fashion that catches your eye?
The thing that catches my eyes is seeing young graduates coming up through Graduate Fashion Week then to Fashion Scout London and possibly going on to the main shows at Fashion Week.
Have you photographed any fashion events in other countries?
I had the opportunity of shooting a friend’s off-schedule show during Milan Fashion Week but usually I am based in London, UK.
What is the most important attribute a photographer should have?
In terms of attribute a photographer should have: be polite, always know who the lighting people are, who shoots house, be firm but not rude and never let anyone push you around.
Are there any upcoming events that you plan to attend?
In terms of important events am actually travelling to Cyprus to shoot one of my son’s wedding and need to do some special images of his wedding.
Who have been some influences on your work?
I try not to be influenced too much and develop my own way of shooting which reflects in comments I receive on social media.
What are some of the major publications that you took photos for?
In terms of major publications that will come in time if I stay on this path.