Fashion week is always a hectic time. This season I decided to really minimize my time and expenses at Fashion Week. In the past I would attend every show that came my way, but having been covering a few seasons, I’m at the point where I just want to cover the shows I really want to attend. If I’m not getting paid to cover the shows and I spend a lot of time, energy, and money taking trains and editing photos with little to no returns, then I’m going to go to the shows I want to or feel I can reap great gains from. Meeting like-minded people is always a bonus at those shows and events. And sometimes great friendships are forged without the intention of exploiting my talents.

Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18
Dogs with fashion

I think we live in a time where people expect free photos at fashion week and other notorious events. It upsets me how this seems to be where things are going in the influencer and blogger sphere; people just want to take from you without contributing much of anything. Lots of photographers are more than willing to do that though because they see the opportunity – or they just haven’t yet learned. I’ve been there. For me, I’d much rather post the photos I love – when I want to post them; the photos of the people who truly inspire me and respect my time and talent; the people who will go out of their way to promote what I pour my blood and sweat into. I understand people followup about their photo. Which is fine – but I no longer want to bend over backwards for people who will not give me anything in return or even a courteous glance at my social media and my bio to see what I’m all about. And when they do post professional photos on their feed, sometimes there is no credit or it’s discretely tagged on the photo and not in the text description. After all, I am a professional photographer – so how I can I give away free photos and be expected to do that when I feel my efforts and time aren’t respected? And most certainly many wouldn’t do they same thing for me in return.

Mariaalia – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18

I’m at the point where I’m taking back my power. I’ve been taken advantage of so many times over the years. Last season, I attempted working with high level influencers with huge followings, but the two I contacted abused my time and money (it was a free shoot btw!! But i still paid for the travel to get there and spent my time waiting for them) – they didn’t plan their time accordingly, didn’t show up, and didn’t bother to cancel out of decency ahead of time. I’ve seen enough of that kind of personality in these sectors.. in many different sectors.. it’s not just limited to fashion. The personality “behind closed doors” so to speak. Everyone sees the beauty in the photos or on the vlogs, but that’s just the vain side of things and not many people see the lack of integrity and respect for others that these people and influencers hold. If only their following would know about how many people they stepped on to get to where they are, how much they made others bleed, and how much money these people promised to pay their crew and didn’t. That is the thing about beauty – beauty can be deceiving. Perhaps that’s why I’m here… to disrupt an industry. Spirituality and Fashion often seem to clash heads. One focusing on letting go of the ego and the other brings attention to it. Fashion can be very egotistical and vain. And I’m not all about that life.

Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18

So with that said, I’m going to do things my way. I’m going to reward those who are sincere and genuine – and because I want to give them the photos and not because they demand from me – unless of course they want to make a donation or pay me – then I’d gladly make their photos a priority ;D! And while being paid for photos isn’t always the fairest of trades with the time put in and the lack of recognition sometimes, I am grateful people respect my time and talent enough to pay me for my work. I’m going to post what I truly want to post – when I want to post it. This is me stepping back into my power. I’m not just a photographer here to take photos of others for free and to stand in the shadows – or work under someone and be their puppet when I can gladly charge them. I’m also here to influence a world of kindness, integrity, and respect. I want to share my story with the world as well. That means also me taking a stand in front of the lens.

Kobeboateng , Miss.Cameroon – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18
Retro Vibes with Natural Hair Afro, Crossbody bag

So from now on, I’m going to post the photos I truly adore on my own free time. The photos i edited by my own free choosing. And post about the fashion shows I decided to attend because I Iook forward to seeing the new collections from those designers – regardless if I “gain” anything else in return. I’m doing it to make me happy.

Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18

With that said, these are my favorite photos of NYFW FW18. Please do check my upcoming posts for my own OOTD’s with other wisdom attached.

Its always great running into people unexpectedly. I met #TheWorkingBeauty 1.5 years ago at a #FashionWeek networking? by kenseyjean

“Rainy Days” – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18

Featured here is Keisena on instagram. Normally I don’t do Black and White images, but I felt the shadows, grain, and? by kenseyjean
The outfit is beautiful, but there is something to say in those that can stand in their divinity and share it with the? by kenseyjean

 

Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18 – Street Sweeping


Nicolenxcxle – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18
Blue sweater, tan coat, bobbed hair, and blue lipstick


Nicolenxcxle – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18
Flowers in the boots


Andrejrose – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18


Thevicstyles – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18


Angel_tan1 – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18
Chanel Milk Carton crossbody in light pink beige


_Tajma_ – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18


Arebela – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18


Lklevison – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18


Lklevison
– Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18
Geometrical Pink bag, and bow flats


Dinewithme.nyc – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18
Frida Kahlo Coat, Classical Style


Dinewithme.nyc – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18
Frida Kahlo Coat, Classical Style


Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18


Velardeaustin – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18


Mademoisellememe – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18


Catcherinthestyle – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18
Fringe Black cowboy pants


Child_Rebel – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18
Gucci Fanny Pack


Ayuka_Matsumoto – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18
Green Faux Fur and American Flag Umbrella


Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18
Jumping in the Rain, green and pink


Tezzamb , Herrmannator – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18


Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18
Louis Vuitton hot pink embossed crossbody


Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18
“Dorky dad””ugly sneaker trend” 🙂


Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18
Futuristic Fashion


Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18


Yohee1109 – Photographer Kensey Jean – www.KenseyJean.com – NYFW FW18 – CocaCola Fashion, Velvet wine pants, vintage blazer

 

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KenseyJean is a Photographer, Influencer and Youtuber that covers fashion, travel, culture, art, self development, and spirituality. She is the creater of AWAKENEDTRAVELERS, a movement currently being made. She seeks to awaken and empower the souls within each of us as we travel this physical reality together.

Kensey is based on Long Island NY and frequents NYC. She is on a mission to create a global community centered around all things beautiful, genuine, and empowering.