A Tribute To Great Portrait and Fashion Photographers: Past, Present and Tomorrow.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Photograph by David Vance
For more than 30 years, David Vance has enjoyed a successful career photographing advertising and editorial assignments for Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, Interview, Men’s Health, Rolling Stone, Tennis, Uomo and Harper’s Bazaar, Italia. His work with male models is particularly popular with gay publications like DNA Magazine. He is based in Miami.
The amazing Vincent Peters is a renowned fashion and portrait photographer known for his detailed black and white portraits of celebrities and fashion models. Check out his work at vincentpetersphotography.com
Serge Leblon is an international fashion photographer known for his beautiful, atmospheric portraits. He has shot campaigns for top labels such as Club Monaco and his images appear in magazines around the world. Find this artist at sergeleblon.com
Von Unwerth has also directed short films for fashion designers, and music videos for several pop musicians. She has directed many commercials and web films for top brands like Revlon, Clinique, Equinox and others, many featuring celebrities.
Luke Austin is a Sydney-based freelance photographer known for his work in the field of male portrait photography. His style is sensual and realistic, with his subject’s often appearing extremely connected to the camera in very personal ways. For more of this artist’s work, visit his blogspot at theshadybeau.blogspot.com
Gregory Michael Vaughan is a successful fashion photographer born in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago but raised in Seattle, Washington. Vaughan originally studied photography but became internationally acclaimed as a makeup artist. In recent years, his photography work with male models has garnered him significant exposure. Although Gregory still works as a makeup artist, he regularly shoots models for renowned agencies such as Major Model Management and Nous Models.
You can read an interview with Greg on the Major Model Management blog.
Annie Leibovitz’s powerful portrait photography has distinguished her above and beyond most of her peers for over thirty years. From 1970 to 1983, Leibovitz was the principal photographer forRolling Stone magazine. She spearheaded the movement of music photography away from stage and studio portraiture to intimate, behind-the-scenes portrayals of musicians.
The first twenty years of her work has been collected in an extensive retrospective book and exhibition Photographs: Annie Leibovitz 1970-1990. Her recent book, Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005, brings together her assignment and personal work, and is accompanied by an exhibition that opened at the Brooklyn Museum and is touring internationally. Her lifetime achievements have recently merited her a place in the acclaimed PBS documentary series American Masters, aired in January 2007.
Herbert “Herb” Ritts (Born August 13, 1952) was an American fashion photographer who concentrated on black-and-white photography and portraits, often in the style of classical Greek sculpture. He is widely regarded to be one of the great portrait photographers of the 20th century, having photographed most of the top models and celebrities of his time. He died of AIDS in 2002.
Swedish photographer Camilla Akrans is an acclaimed fashion photographer. Her works have appeared in such publications as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Italia and H&M. For more information regarding this artist visit www.managementartists.com