This month Philip Edsel was chosen by Tumblr to be one of their creators during New York Fashion Week Men's. They gave him an all-access pass and the freedom to create, so while most of the other photographers were trying to capture the insanity and action of the runway, Philip was looking for quieter, more personal portrait moments amidst the chaos.
It was truly a photographers dream. With dozens of models, designers, and even their celebrity friends milling around backstage, he was able to steal them for a quick second to grab a portrait, usually ducking behind a rack of clothes for some privacy, or up against a window for some beautiful natural light. Here are a few of the images from his experience.