24 Hours At Milan Fashion Week With Photographer Jonathan Daniel Pryce
Early starts are best
On most nights, I'm up until the wee hours editing my pictures from that day. Depending on what the first show, is I try to get up around 8am or 9am. My morning routine is pretty basic - I shower, dress and pack my bag for the day ahead.
My kit comes first
The main thing is checking my memory cards are clear and my batteries are full, and I double check that I have the correct camera lenses with me. I never manage to eat a huge amount in the morning- usually just breakfast tea and an apple.
I get ready to post on the go
Sometimes I send images to a client depending on what the request is before I leave my house. Or if I know I have a great image for my blog or Instagram I’ll edit in the morning and save them to my phone ready to be posted later that day.
Fashion week is quite a physical activity so it's important to eat
When it comes to shows, I tend to follow the schedules closely so I can work out when I should take lunch or a coffee break. There's no set time but Milan is quite good at providing space for a break in the middle of the day. Sometimes I need to meet with clients and brands which means those gaps can fill up quickly.
Often the best photographs are off the beaten path
My routine is usually based on where I am in the city, I find that often the best photographs outwith the shows. Walking to different shows is also where I get the best images, either that or I travel around on the busses or trams.
I very rarely attend the parties during fashion week
The only time I go is if it's a friend’s party, or if I know that I don't have to be up early. I tend to do dinner and drinks earlier in the night instead. If I do end up going out, I’ll make sure I’ll be home by 1am. If not I try to get home for 7pm.
I’m always editing my work before I go to bed
On a good night, I tend to go to sleep anytime between midnight and 4am. Then it’s up again for the next day!