Five World’s Famous Fashion Photographers
Ellen von Unwerth
(born on 17 January 1954)
She is a fashion model, photographer and director. For 10 years, Ellen von Unwerth stayed in front of the camera as a fashion model and then moved behind the camera to work as a director and photographer. Ellen specializes in capturing fashion, advertising and editorial photographs. Her work is famous in top fashion and beauty magazines such as Vogue, Arena, The Face, Twill, Interview and Vanity Fair. Ellen’s first award was in 1991 at the international Festival of Fashion Photography. Later on, she has received several awards.
(born on 23 November 1944)
Peter Lindbergh spent his childhood in Duisburg, studied Abstract Art at the College of Art in Krefeld (North Rhine-Westphalia). Peter is a German filmmaker and photographer who is widely known for his black-and-white photographs. He started shooting for Vogue in 1978 when he moved to Paris. Peter’s work has been published in different top magazines such as Vanity Fair, Allure, Rolling Stone and The New Yorker. Peter Lindbergh published his first book “10 Women by Peter Lindbergh” in 1996 and won several awards such as “Award of Courage”.
Kai Z Feng
(born in 1982)
Kai Z Feng is a Chinese born photographer. He is one of the most famous fashion photographers in the world. Kai Z Feng started working as a graphic designer at the age of 18 when he moved to London. He specializes in capturing portrait, fashion, commercial and editorial photographs. Kai Z Feng have worked with celebrities such as Nichole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, etc. and he shoots for top magazines and brands around the world such as Burberry, Hugo Boss, Ben Sherman, Aquascutum and more.
(born in 1962)
He is a fashion and beauty photographer whose passion for photography turned him from a laborer in a trash can factory to a famous in the world. Russell James is widely known for capturing photos of celebrities and shooting for Victoria’s Secret (for being their main photographer). His work has been published in several top magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, American Photo, GQ, W and Sports Illustrated. Russel James received several awards such as Hasselblad Masters Award 2009 and Western Australian of the Year-Art and Culture in 2013.
(born on 30 October 1954)
Mario Testino is a Peruvian photographer who specializes in capturing portrait and fashion photographs for the most famous brands in the world and working with celebrities. Mario’s work has appeared in top magazines such as Vanity Fair and Vogue. He started to become a very famous photographer who is widely known by many people around the world in 1997 when Princess Diana chose him to photograph her for Vanity Fair. Mario is still capturing photos of the British royal family. This makes him to be one of the most respected names in the world of photography in general and not just in fashion photography.
By Maria Ray