I first met Gabriel Lahanque at a party during Paris Fashion Week. It was at GrandLife NYC's This Is New York party at Le Regine - a smokefilled sweatbox done in mirrors and red velvet, where the crowd, fuelled on vodka cranberry cocktails, dripped cigarette ends onto a sodden carpet stained with hedonist history. Competing with the sound of the Misshapes thumping set, we fell to the topic of photography - and when we simultaneously pulled our own disposable cameras out to show each other, we both laughed. Emerging from a swarm of streetstyle photographers and paparazzi armed with intrusive lenses like rocketlaunchers, Gabriel has the freedom to snap that moment in a more unique, and approachable way. His photography also proves that you don't need an expensive lens with a fancy f/stop to capture the spirit of fashion week. He's inspired me to keep my trusty Boots 400iso camera in my bag at all times, and not just at parties. Recognise any of these familiar faces?
Gabriel Lahanque on Tumblr