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The vast majority of my music experiences (like this) happen in the confines of headphones and a streaming service. This feeling is completely dwarfed by my dad’s humble hand-me-down record player in my living room — there’s just more soul. Just like many will tell you that vinyl sounds better, film really does look better. Digital sensors found in professional level cameras have a tough time keeping up with the dynamic range of 35mm film — a medium originally created for amateur photographers.

Last week, instead of lugging around my usual 40 pound backpack crammed with camera bodies, lenses and a laptop, I happily carried a small Nikon SLR and a pocket full of 35mm film to NYFW:M. While the fast paced rules of digital media don’t usually allow my film camera into events, this rare occurrence was sublime.

FW17 backstage and runway photography was captured at Raf Simons, Robert Geller, John Elliott, Nautica and N. Hoolywood.

Lead Photographer

Thomas Welch is the Image Director of Highsnobiety's New York Office.

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