The Other Side of Fashion Week

An intimate look at the lives of an unknown group of obsessive fashion week photographers, driven by love and loneliness season after season

"I always loved films that take place in the fashion world," says filmmaker Salome Oggenfuss, creator of documentary The Other Side of Fashion Week, an excerpt of which premieres today exclusively on Dazed. "Fashion is a playground for eccentrics." The film takes a candid look at the lives of several men who, despite being outsiders to the industry, travel to fashion weeks every season to photograph models, never making a dime from their images. "They asked John Dillinger why he robbed banks, and he told them 'Because that's where the money is,'" says Bobby, a retired teacher from Florida who features in the documentary. "Why do you photograph female models? Well, that's where the beauty is."

Read a Q&A with Oggenfuss, and visit the project's Kickstarter page.