Fashion woudn’t have been so enticing had it not been for fashion photographers. Who takes the rules for accessories and clothing on the stunning models to the maximum level of splendor? It is the skill of the fashion photographers. Today’s fashion photography has a set of rules which go even beyond just the model. Full of glitz and glamor these fashion photographers seduce the world by their brilliant images. Who are they? Let’s look into the Top 10 fashion photographers of the world who deserve to be listed here due to their reputable success and their stronghold among the experts in fashion photography.
10. Steven Meisel, New York:
Famous for promoting the career of several supermodels including Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Coco Rocha, Steven first gained fame with his work for Vogue magazine, both Italian and US editions. His successful work with Madonna brought him recognition and more popularity. Today no doubt, he is one of the leading names in the arena of fashion photography. He works regularly for Vogue, both US and Italian edition and also with Conde Nast publication.
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9. Richard Warren, New York:
Warren began his career in photography at the age of 21 when he started assisting numerous photographers like Bill King, Denis Piel, Robert Mapplethorpeand Bill King. However, he got his first big break during his stay in Milan, Italy. The photographer was given an editorial project to shoot some of the prevalent names in couture designing including Valentino in Italian Bazaar.
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8. Mario Testino, London:
Basically from Peru, Mario Testino is a very renowned photographer who has shot some of the prime fashion names in the world along with prominent celebrities including Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Cameron Diaz and Angelina Jolie. He even captured behind his lenses the beautiful Diana, Princess of Wales and her handsome sons. He works regularly with the leading fashion houses like Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Burberry, Calvin Klein and Estee Lauder along with few others.
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7. Steven Klein, New York:
Highly creative, Steven Klein’s artistic glamour that he brings in his images may be credited to his primary education in fine arts, with a focus on painting. His vibrant and bright images have emerged in magazines such as Vogue (US, French and Italian editions) and W. Klein has worked with superstars and supermodels like Madonna and Lady Gaga who both trust and admire him.
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6. Paolo Roversi, Paris:
His poignant images have been featured in campaigns for Armani, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garcons, Christian Dior, Alberta Ferretti and Romeo Gigli among others. Paolo’s photographs have earned world recognition due to their softness, feminity, out-of-focus shots and his procedure of lighting – termed by Gabriel Bauret as strictly “Italian.”
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5. Juergen Teller, London:
A German by birth, Teller’s knowledge and skill in photography is really admirable. Although he is a desired choice of several publications and fashion house, he is conceivably best known for his work with Marc Jacobs and also for the creative work that he has done for the designer in the past decade. Due to the slight quirk and amazing charm, his images can be easily and quickly distinguished from the rest. With a soft paint palette, the images are often dreamy.
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4. Ellen Von Unwerth, Frankfurt:
An ex-model, Ellen Von Unwerth is acknowledged for her work that honors beauty, femininity and eroticism. The model-turned-fashion photographer became extremely successful with an advertisement featuring Claudia Schiffer in the 1990s and bagged the first prize in the International festival of Fashion photograph in 1991. An intermittent music video director, Ellen has also directed television spots for cosmetic kings like Clinique, Equinox and Revlon along with television shows like Desperate Housewives ans Sex in the City.
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3. Peter Lindbergh, Germany:
The German based Fashion photographer and filmmaker is renowned for many of his accomplishments including the famous Anna Wintour shot in November 1988 on the first American Vogue cover. Lindbergh is most notably recognized for initializing the whole “supermodel phenomenon” by bringing together Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Tatjana Patitz in one shot.
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2. Annie Leibovitz, New York:
December, 1980, Annie had a photo shoot with Yoko and John Lennon for ‘Rolling Stone’. S
he was the very last individual to professionally photograph Lennon, who was shot dead five hours later – making the photograph one of her most powerful and celebrated images. Leibovitz’s later images are highly provocative, theatrical, bright and memorable. She has captured many models, celebrities and public figures behind her lenses.
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1.Andrea Klarin, Paris:
Born in Yugoslavia, Andrea Klarin is famous as one of the leading fashion photographers in the world having associated with top labels like Guerlain and Vlentiono. His photographs have been eulogized all over the globe for the shine and sheer shimmer that they exude. His use of light and shadow to form truly fabulous images has been heralded all over the world.
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