From the seemingly thousands of brilliant photographers out there today, we’ve chosen the people whose work most inspires and challenges us. From the ones with an iPhone to the ones with studio lighting and a digital lens, we round up our favourite image-makers with a story to tell.
Maroeskja Lavigne is a Belgian photographer who specialises in photographing deserted spaces. The beauty of her pieces lies in the pastel wilderness that she creates with the lens.
Mariano Vivanco is fast becoming on of the most well-renowned fashion photographers in the world. If you want to know where luxury fashion photography is going, we suggest keeping a close eye on this photographer’s portfolio. Vivanco has also captured iconic faces such as Lady Gaga and Daniel Radcliffe.
Joseph Fox is a contemporary photographer currently based in South East London. His work offers an aesthetically pleasing focus on human behaviour. Although his work is undeniably easy on the eye, For never shies away from capturing scenes that don’t typically represent polished glamour such as gyms, factories or scrap yards.
On the outset, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Linda Blacker is a ‘more is more’ photographer, although this couldn’t be further from the case. In constructing these beautiful dream-like worlds, Blacker commands an excellent understanding of colour, texture and the human form. Her photographs are a true fashion fairytale.
Robin Pope is a controversial photographer in that he prefers to use his iPhone to capture imagery. In early 2012 Pope became photo editor for Volume Magazine, which has given him the opportunity to shoot music festivals, gigs, people and places. Recently he he has photographed spontaneous shots of protesters, with his iPhone giving the work a refreshing spontaneity.
Chris Floyd is renowned for his portraits of both celebrities and unknown people. His work has appeared in some of the world’s most highly respected publications, including The New Yorker, Harpers Bazaar, and The New York Times Magazine. He photographs a wide range of celebrities from comedians like Ricky Gervais and Jack Whitehall to musicians such as Sir Paul McCartney. Still, it is his photographs of unknown people that seem to resonate the most.