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50 Greatest Fashion Photographers Right Now (Part 1)


Benjamin Alexander Huseby

Benjamin's work juxtaposes rich imagery with understated sexuality and it's always in a continuously bold way. He does spreads for Acne paper, Harpers Bazaar, British Vogue, ID, ad campaigns for Prada, H&M and Uniquelo his portfolio shows a real understanding of the aspect of storytelling with the use of fashion photography he also exhibit his work in a fine art capacity in galleries internationally.

Giampaolo Sguro

Giampaolo's work can be found in Vanity fair, Wonderland, Hercules, Vogue and GQ. His ad campaigns have been extremely impressive whether it's for Dolce and Gabanna, Armani, Gucci or Balmain, his work is some of the sexiest in fashion photography.

Sharif Hamza

Sharif's work is always very vibrant and colourful and he captures perfectly subjects and what they're wearing. He's done lots of work for Garage, Dazed and Confused - including their Beyonce cover and spread, Vogue and a VW.

Greg Kadel

Greg is ubiquitous and continually appears in American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Another magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Germany, China and France, Vogue Nippon, ID, The Face, Harper's Bazaar and more. His ad campaigns include iconic  Louis Vuitton, H and M, Calvin Klein, Valentino, with an equally impressive number of celebrity clients. He shoots in mostly black-and-white often using higher contrast.

Mario Sorrenti

Mario became well known from his nudes for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar at ad campaigns for Calvin Klein. His work is always provocative stunning and the Pirelli calendar of 2012 is equally impressive, as IS his work for Vanity Fair, Another Man, and Benitton. He continues to shoot and show work internationally, including at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museum of modern Art. 

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld is mostly known as the head designer and creative director of Chanel. His photography career is lasting and impressive. Among his notable projects ARE vISIONAIRE 23: he Emperors New Clothes which is a series of nude models and celebrities featured all together in one place. The 2005 V cover of Mariah Carey, the 2011 cover of Kanye West on Vman and his 2012 Little Black Jacket exhibition. 

David Lachapelle

David was put on the photography world by non-ordered an anti-war Hall, who noticed his talent and assigned him work of interview magazine. His work hasn't been categorised as either fashion or commercial much of his success can be attributed to his blurring of editorial, fine arts and fashion shots. His photography includes iconic spreads covers and ad campaigns the Italian Vogue, French Vogue, Vanity fair, GQ and IDs magazines. He is also notable for his plethora of celebrity portraiture. His style is hyperrealistic, often making social commentary and is highly saturated aesthetically. 

Alasdair McLellan

Alistair's work can be found across publications from W magazine to Self-Service, Vogue, V magazine, ID and many more. He shot aD campaigns for Emporio Armani, David Beckham the H&M, Calvin Klein and in 2012. He photographed the popular image of Kate Moss, smoking a cigarette for Supreme.

Craig Mc Dean 

Craig it has been trained as a car mechanic before studying photography and began as an assistant to Nick Knight and did ad editorials for The Face and ID before getting noticed by Jill Sander, Calvin Klein, Vogue, W, Another Magazine and Harpers Bazaar. He now shoots campaigns for Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Oscar de la Renta, Estee Lauder, Yves St Laurent and Calvin Klein. 

Peter Lindberg

Peter is a fashion photography icon and since the late 70s, his work has been used in both commercial and fine art capacities. He started at Vogue but was quickly noticed by the New Yorker, Vanity fair, and Rolling Stone. He shoots mainly in black-and-white inspired by early German cinema and the Berlin art scene of the 1920s in 1988. He shot Anna Wintour the her first cover of Vogue and the iconic Vogue cover in featuring Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington he's ambitiously ventured into film and other genres of photography always knowing how to create a classic image.

 Steven Klein

Stephen studied painting before moving into his career as a photographer. He's had successful ad campaigns the Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen and 90 in addition to spreads uncovers the Vogue, W and arena. He was catapulted very quickly into the realm of the greats. He's collaborated extensively with Madonna and is fashion photography as a whole has led him to work with all the pop stars such as Lady Gaga, Rhianna and Britney Spears in both photo and film

Mariano Vivanco

Like many photographers on this list, Mariano got his start at Dazed and Confused. He works for the magazine in 2001 and met the  stylist to Lady Gaga, who is now the fashion director numerous iconic covers his published seven books were Dolce and Gabanna and photographed extensively for hundreds of magazines. He has three portraits in the National portrait Gallery and Lily Cole, Raphael Bonnacello and Nicola Formichetti. He's recently done extensive collaborations with Lady Gaga and Mugler, which includes photographing her for magazines exhibitionist wearing Mugler. 

Terry Richardson

Terry Richardson's name is nearly synonymous with fashion photography. If it's not an entire genre of photography itself. By now he was a serious-based guitarist in a punk rock band which suggested he wouldn't following the foot steps of his photography father - that he did and has done incredibly well for himself, his style is highly sexualised and controversial saying by others. He takes it too far but he is reinstalled rawness into fashion photography.

Ellen Von Unwerth

Helen's style is erotic and feminine and she has an understanding of beauty that is all her own. She was a model 10 years before pursuing a career as but the fashion world took notice of the skill after she shot the shooter and since she shot for Vogue, Vanity fair and arena in addition to publishing books and winning awards.

Annie Liebovitz

Annie's work is known mainly for her portrait photography editorial stuff, most recently for a multitude of Vanity fair issues since the 80s. Her work definitely crosses over to fashion and she began her career as a staff photographer the Rolling Stone magazine, which she eventually became chief photographer for she went on tour with the Rolling Stones in 1975 and many of her images have a huge place in our culture today.

Juergen Teller

Jeurgen's raw, overexpose style has made his work unmistakable. He shoots mainly in colour and her shot every Marc Jacobs campaign since 1998, including ones featuring celebrities like Winona and Rufus Wainwright in 2005. He photographed himself remarked Jacobs ad. He has shown in a multitude of group and individual exhibitions including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of modern Art and the Venice Biennal. 


Rankin has had an immense photography career so far of which fashion is just the tip of the iceberg. Along with his partner Jefferson Hack, he started Dazed and Confused magazine with other magazines following championing top-notch photography and art direction. His works are numerous other publications quickly became fine art exhibitions, documentaries and music videos. His influence as a fashion photographer has launched the careers of others to unexpectedly incredible proportions.

Patrick Demarchelier

Patrick's career began to take off in the early 90s and he solidified a 12 year collaboration with Harpers Bazarre and shot covers nearly every major fashion magazine. He did iconic ad campaigns for Dior, Chanel, Calvin Klein. In 2005 he was awarded the contract to the Pirelli calendar and continues to be a force in fashion photography.

Bruce Weber

Bruce Webber is legendary shooting some of the most iconic Calvin Klein, Abercrombie and Fitch and Verscae ads to have ever been made. He continues to shoot Vogue, Vanity fair, GQ Interview. He received widespread recognition for his Calvin Klein ads in the late 80s and early 90s the his in your face black-and-white images of both heterosexual and homosexual couples. He's also collaborated extensively with wrongful arrest and of music videos the Pet Shop Boys.

Mario Testino

Mario is an iconic and legendary photographer and its hard believe he grew up wanting to be a priest. He shot an overwhelming number of celebrities and cultural icons from Diana, Princess of Wales to Emma Watson, Kristian Stewart, Julia Roberts, with Paltrow, Cameron Diaz and Lady Gaga. He continues to receive royal commissions and in 2002 had a massively successful show at the National portrait Gallery in London, which went on to tour in other cities internationally.

Steven Miesel

Stephen's career started work at the Vogue and W the fashion and music world became more aware of him through his photographs the Madonna's 1992 book, Sex. He was obsessed very young age with beauty and models who at the time were Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton. At 12 years old, he would have his girlfriends call agencies pretending to be secretaries of Richard Avedon, so we could get pictures of the models. He studied fashion photography at Parsons and is now credited for launching the career of Ross Van Der Heide after he showed his work. He continues to photograph every cover of Vogue Italia maintaining a close relationship with its editor in chief.

Nick Knight

Nick came up through fashion beginning with a book of photographs titled Skinheads, which he released in 1982 while still a student in the UK. He's shown work internationally and was appointed Ofc of the order of the British Empire in 2012 birthday honours. He launched in November 2000 show, a site dedicated to cutting edge fashion media. It's been recognised as a huge contribution to the fashion world in its experimental nature.

Mert and Marcus

Mert and Marcus Top this list for multiple reasons that unique style. Since joining forces in the mid-90s is to make in it use of digital technology makes their work boast perfection, both in their photography and the presentation of their subjects. They are undoubtedly and continually rest at the top of their game.