Eli Schmidt

Photographer 

Eli Schmidt, a Chicago native, is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design (BFA Photography) and has been shooting backstage at shows in New York and Europe for five years. For HONOLULU Fashion Week presented by Hawaiian Airlines, the New York-based fashion, editorial, commercial and advertising photographer merged classic reportage and fashion editorial photography, always striving to capture the energy, chaos and beauty that often go unseen backstage during fashion week. His clients include Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Bloomingdales, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Abercrombie & Fitch, Kenneth Cole and Swarovski, to name a few.