Name: Dan Lecca.
Where: Outside Comme des Garcons.
Occupation: Catwalk photographer (arguably the best in the world).
From: Romania, but lives in New York.
Bio: Dan Lecca has been shooting catwalk for more than 30 years and is the house photographer for many of the big name designers. He also shoots for Harper’s Bazaar and Esquire.
He says: “There used to be a lot more photographers, but there’s so much less money now. With the rise of the internet and so many pictures available online for free, it’s not a viable career choice unless you have those long held contracts.”
Claim to fame: Lecca is credited with having started the tradition of shooting shows from the end of the runway (before that they were shot from the sides). He was also a rockstar in Romania – his band Choral had a number one hit in 1968.
How we met: We both missed the bus to Comme des Garcons and had to take the subway instead. Amazing how much you can learn about someone in 20 minutes.
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