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50 Greatest Fashion Photographers Right Now

The 50 greatest fashion photographers right now have all been influenced with legends of the past like Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn and Guy Bourdin. All of these photographers have inspired and guided the newbies and the wannabees, teaching with their craft, how to make a model look their best. They expertly bring out the style and flair of the designer using their own vision, creating atmosphere and mood, light and individuality.

It started in 1839 and it existed strictly to sell, but today, fashion photography reflects the lifestyle, and attitude and a story, a tale comprised of the subjects, the models, styling make up, hair and location. it all starts with the photographers vision in the form of magazines, ad campaigns, billboards, books and online as well as off. Fashion photography rules everything around us whether we know it, choose to embrace it, or even like it.

Great fashion photographers of the past like Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn and Guy Bourdin have paved the way for the great fashion photographers of today. . They were famous for challenging the fashion world, making it accept new ideas of sexiness, masculinity and femininity. Each fashion photographer has their own distinctive signature, style that sets them apart from the rest. 

Each fashion photographer also has their own muse, models they like to use and become associated with and vice versa. It's no secret the mid-20th century, most of the photographers on this list admit to demonstrate being inspired by the old photographers who started this whole thing off. But they are as plentiful as they are powerful and photographers like Rankin and Nick Knight have created media platforms to take fashion and take to far - to some very important directions.

 Photographers like Steven Miesel and Terry Richardson have launched the careers of models, but not only models, fashion, photographers start careers of stylists and make-up artists. All of the fashion photographers on this list have an appetite for excellence and continually succeed and redefine beauty in art. The fashion world is very thankful for them. Seen on in front of magazines and on the covers of very famous ones, a fashion photographer has made or broken a model in their time and an alliance between the two is inevitable to create a fantastic journey more the viewer to watch unfold before their very eyes