The Rubbish Renewed eco fashion show features outfits constructed from items destined for the garbage can, or from previously used and discarded materials. In its fifth year, the event is a fundraiser for a local charter school, and a number of students as well as local businesses create and model unique designs.
With a fun atmosphere and eye-catching creations, this is a blast to photograph. Last year I shot the event itself, so this year to do things a little differently, I went over the night before to catch the dress rehearsal. Models tried on outfits, some for the first time, practiced their runway walks, and designers added a few finishing touches. Though I tend to shoot with color in mind, I liked the feel of these images in black and white.