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"The Contemporaries of Fashion photography"

Looking for inspirations? Do not forget their names.

Jack Waterlot.

He was born in Paris with art in his blood thanks to his painter mother and his set designer father. He grew up documenting his family travels, photographing people, places and cultures. Now based in New York, his knowledge of fashion from living in the Parisian fashion hub helped him become one of the main contemporary photographer. His work is now in magazines like Vogue, Elle, Interview and L’Officiel and he has photographed some of the top models in the world including Behati Prinsloo, Missy Rayder, Heidi Mount, Noah Mills, and Willy Cartier. He also did some

commercial shoots for brands like Gucci, Tom Ford and Roberto Cavalli.

Emily DiDonato by Jack Waterlot for Vogue Arabia January 2019

Inez and Vinoodh.

They are an Amsterdam-based couple who gained their fame from their collaboration with Björk in the 2000s and Lady Gaga a few years later. From the beginning, their out- standing style of smooth and unrealistic bodies made quite the impression. Their cover of The Face in partnership with Véronique Leroy was a real symbol of their career took off. They started working more regularly for Vogue Paris in 2009 with the support of Carine Roitfield, as well as other International Vogue publications, American Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar or Interview. The duo also caught the attention of numerous independent magazines like Purple, Visionaire, I-D, and Another Magazine. In 2007, the couple was asked to shoot the Pirelli calendar.

Lady Gaga by Inez and Vinoodh

Karim Sadli.

He is a photographer born and raised in Paris. After a major in literature at La Sorbonne, Sadli moved to London to study photography at London College of Communication. Sadli’s photographs have been featured in Vogue Paris, British Vogue, American Vogue, W Magazine, i-D, T Magazine, The Gentlewoman and Fantastic Man. He mastered the art of black and white portraits with French icons like Vanessa Paradis and Char- lotte Gainsbourg behind his lense. His first milestone was most definitely shooting Prada Linea Rossa S/S19 campaign. His advertising clients currently include Dior, Jil Sander, Givenchy, Balmain and Isabel Marant.

Fei Fei Sun by Karim Sadli for British Vogue March 2019

Willy Vanderperre.

He is a Belgian photographer who studied at Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts before shifting his focus on photography. His link with the Belgian Art school connected him with his now closest collaborators: Raf Simons, Olivier Rizzo and Peter Philips. He is a regular contributor to the most coveted fashion magazines such as Love, W Magazine, AnOther Magazine, Another Man, Vogue Hommes International and American Vogue. Advertising wise, his portfolio includes names such as Raf Simons, Chris- tian Dior, Dior Homme, Jil Sander and Prada. He recently came out with a first book called «635,» based on his Instagram posts. Vanderperre’s just broadened his range of skills becoming a film director with a movie taking place at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art named «Naked Heartland». An accompanying book, described as

«a concentration of stills from the film,» was also released.

Calvin Klein campaign by Willy Vanderperre

Benny Horne.

He is an Australian photographer now based in New York. Horne stepped his first foot in fashion photography by assisting A-list photographer Steven Klein. Rapidly, he developed a recognisable personal style close to his roots: an elegance quite simple and young paired with a certain stylish candidness. The colors stick to a soft palette and nature appears a lot in his work. The Aussie’s editorials and fashion portraits appeared in Vogue editions for Russia, Turkey, China and Australia, as well as magazines like GQ, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar and Dazed and Confused. Advertising wise, his name is linked to brands such as Zimmerman, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, Stefanel or Iceberg.

Zimmermann Resort Swim 2019 by Benny Horne

written by Gaétane Auffret


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