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  • In this photo made with a long exposure, a model walks the runway at the Anna Sui Fall 2013 fashion show during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Thursday, February 14, 2013 1:05 pm

AP Photos: NY Fashion Week's beautiful blur

By JOHN MINCHILLOFor The Associated Press

Fashion Week is a beautiful, strange and infinitely colorful event. For eight days twice a year in New York City, the fashion conscious delve into a glamorous world of wearable art.

Using multiple off-camera flashes and long exposures, I created photographs that convey movement on a single frame. One shot and one chance to capture the ebb and flow of Fashion Week's diverse cast of characters.

The concept reflects my perception of the event as organized chaos. Bustling crowds, dramatic lighting and a hectic schedule create a visual storm. Many people have seen video clips of a runway show, but far fewer have been there and felt the booming music and the reaction of the crowds.

My black T-shirt and jeans style may be simple but I've always been aware of the energy on those runways. Big things happen there, and I sought to capture that in motion.