All of the fashion photographers on this list share an appetite for excellence and continually succeed at redefining visual culture, beauty, and art. We are thankful for them.
Horst Diekgerdes shoots for Elle, Numero, Harper’s Bazaar, Another Man,Sonia Rykiel, H&M, and Uniqlo, always creating mysterious fairytale-like scenes that seem to have a dark side. As a masterful storyteller, he uses soft light and interesting outdoor and indoor locations.
Sebastian Kim’s work can be found in Harper’s Bazaar UK, i-D, Interview, Muse, Numéro, Numéro Japan, W, and Vogue,, with incredible ad campaigns for Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, John Galliano, and Opening Ceremony. Whether shooting celebrities or models, individually or in groups, he tells stories though fashion photography in a sexy, tasteful manner.
Like his father, Patrick Demarchelier, Victor Demarchelier took up photography, and it seems he inherited the fashion photography genes. His work uses simple concepts to make big statements. He shoots for a variety of major magazines and has established himself as separate from, albeit still a descendant of, one of the greatest fashion photographers to ever live.
Alice Hawkin’s work can be found in LOVE, Vogue, i-D, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, and Vanity Fair. Her work is sexy and intriguing, reaching the core of her subjects in both her commercial and fine art fashion photography endeavors. Her ad campaigns for Diesel, Agent Provocateur, and Topman have been some of her greatest work.
Alessandro Dal Buoni
Alessandro Dal Buoni’s fashion photography has unmistakable softness and grace. He shoots for L’Officiel Hommes China, Bon, GQ Japan, Amica, L’Officiel Hommes Germany, Hunter, Dazed & Confused Japan, AnOther Man, D Magazine, Dazed & Confused, i-D, Mixte, Mixte Hommes, Rolling Stone, Vand V Man, among others. He has additionally done striking campaigns for Dior Homme, Yohji Yamamoto, Roberta Furlanetto, KRISVANASSCHE, and more.
Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca has photographed for a number of publications, often capturing his subjects in movement or in the air. He shoots mostly men and recently did a number of excellent ad campaigns for Ralph Lauren, including their 2012 Summer Olympic Campaign.
Georges Antoni’s work is tastefully erotic, often black and white, and often nude, but always high fashion. His photography is a lesson in storytelling, whether told through facial expressions, billowing dresses, calm seas, or simple studio set-ups. He shoots for Oyster, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and more — always outshining the competition with his coloring and lighting expertise.
Alex Sainsbury’s work is colorful, confrontational, and full of narrative. Shooting regularly for Dazed and Confused, Garage, Wonderland, Arena Homme+, POP, Interview, and i-D, he somehow keeps it serious and playful at the same time. If simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, then Sainsbury’s work is the embodiment of actual simplicity in fashion photography.
Andrew G. Hobbs
Andrew G. Hobbs’ work is many styles in one — colorful gels, monochrome, hard, and soft. He draws out a lot of emotion from his subjects, both in their gestures and faces. It’s no surprise that his work continually appears in Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, GQ, L’Officiel, and British Vogue, with ad campaigns for Nike and Louis Vuitton changing the game.
Aline & Jacqueline Tappia
Aline & Jacqueline Tappia are another excellent fashion photography duo, who shoot for SID Magazine, Fiasco, ODDA, DSECTION, Grit, GQ Italia,and others. They know how to play up simple backgrounds with great lighting, angles, and styling.
JUCO, comprised of Julia Galdo and Cody Cloud, are a photography duo that do it all. Their fashion photography contains highly saturated colors, incredible locations, patterns, textures, and even humor. You can tell that a lot of thought goes into the juxtaposition of their subject, the location, the clothing, and the props.