fashion & beauty photography Mar 2010Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
Alwyn R Coates
Selina De Maeyer
Advan Matthew began shooting fashion photography in late 2008. He has been involved in music and the arts since his childhood spent between Indonesia, America and Australia.
He is currently developing work in Australia and is available for quotes on portfolio and commercial work in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.
Shooting on a freelance basis, Advan has been working with modelling agencies such as Scene Models, Vivien's Models and Chadwick Models on a range of different productions. He is looking forward to signing with an agency and travelling and exploring more in fashion.
Akos is a top beauty photographer based in New York City. His clean, sensual, and accessible style of photography has graced the pages of Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar.
Introduced to photography by his photographer father, Akos had a chance meeting with Helmut Newton that convinced him to follow his passion. After assisting in Paris for a year he found himself back in his native Switzerland working for cosmetics giant Nivea. London was to follow, and eventually New York.
Akos has worked with top brands such as L'Oréal, Maybelline, Clairol, Wella, Nivea and Nordstrom. With his artful touch and flair for the sublime, he has truly carved a niche for himself in the world of fashion and beauty.
Akos is currently seeking representation in London, Paris and New York.
Alwyn R. Coates is a London-based fashion photographer who shoots on location and in studio. Recent work included celebrities Jerry Hall and Val Kilmer, as well as both men's and women's fashion campaigns.
Recent projects led to recognition at the Black and White Spider Awards. Alwyn's photography was exhibited in London at the Robin Bells Silver Footprint show, and his work can be found in a book alongside the likes of Lee Miller, Ernest Haas, Terence Donovan, Bryan Adams, Patrrick Lichfield, Norman Parkinson, and Snowdon.
He is currently working on a massive travelling exhibition and has a new book planned for later this year. His own coffee table erotic art book is currently on sale and can be previewed on his website.
After numerous photo productions for fashion and advertising in the Canary Islands, Portugal, Majorca, Jamaica and Miami, German fashion and advertising photographer Andreas Jontsch establishes a new photo base for photography and fashion-video in Corfu (Greece).
"Corfu is still an undiscovered jewel in professional photography for me. It’s offering many unspoiled locations that are not photographed “to death” yet, with backgrounds for each and every topic. Corfu has a stable climate from April to December with 280 sunny days a year. At least there are no problems with the customs as Greece is part of the EU." Enough reasons to establish a photo base in Corfu, near the airport and the largest Greek yacht port, the "Marina Gouvia".
Andreas Jontsch has been working for Admont, Betty Barclay, Brax, Rabe Moden, Hucke AG, Annette Görtz, Nina v. C., Dressmaster, Beco Bademoden, Steilmann, Gore Tex, Kapalua, Thomas W., Lebek, Cocon, Giesswein, Waeco, Lufthansa, Compo, Ute Allocca, Matador, Deutscher Fachverlag, Gruner & Jahr and many others.
Please visit Andreas' website for more information.
Daniel Mattar began his career in Tokyo, Japan. He returned to Brazil to open his studio in Rio de Janeiro where he has shot for numerous fashion clients, editorial projects and advertising campaigns.
His recent advertising clients include work for Natan, Osklen, Wollner, Richards, New Order and Alberta.
Recently Daniel exhibited his installation 'Tokio Ga' in the CCBB galleries in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro.
Specialising in beauty, health and wellness photography, Dorit Thies is a multi-talented photographer and visual artist who brings uncompromising professionalism to her full complement of services, which also include photo retouching by her team of experts. Based in Los Angeles, Dorit is as accomplished on location as she is in the studio.
Born near Hamburg, Dorit relocated from Germany to Los Angeles in the late 80s. She had previously established herself as a hair and make-up artist, working for almost two decades in Europe and New York. The techniques and sensibilities she developed during this time now allow her to create strikingly detailed and conceptual compositions, particularly with her beauty clients. In addition, Dorit's spirited style and unconventional approach have earned her numerous fashion layouts and celebrity covers.
A partial list of her most recent clients includes LORAC cosmetics, Urban Decay, New Beauty magazine, Style-ology magazine, Spa magazine, Woman's Health and Elle.
Frank Wartenberg won two Graphis International Photo Gold Awards with the photos "Moon Goddess" and "Harlekin", taken from the worldwide campaign of the Nikon D3x, realized with the advertising agency K&L Tokyo. The team is very proud of this award and the international appreciation of their work.
Besides this great news, Frank and his team travelled again extensively, for example for the current campaign of Einhorn. The German specialist for button up shirts led them to the great location of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bauhaus Masters' Houses in Dessau, Germany.
It was heating up for the brand new campaign for New Yorker's brand Swimwear with model Rim Saidi in the pool. Afterwards, model Daniela Freitas presented the Censored lingerie collection in the beautifully lit set of mirrors, created by the photographer.
The indie rock band Glowing Elephant was set in scene quite unusual, in a classical ambiance and a dignified dandy look, very British. A symbiosis of music and fashion at its best, true to the motto: "music goes fashion".
For the Schwarzkopf German Hairdressing Award 2010, Frank supported upcoming and rising artist Sandra Herrmann, finalist in the category "Newcomer".
New Zealand-born photographer Gavin O'Neill currently works between London and Cape Town during summer seasons, shooting mainly beauty, swimwear and lingerie images for a range of international magazines and advertising clients.
Recent work includes beauty in both UK Vogue and UK Cosmopolitan, and a six-page beauty editorial for Australian Vogue's 50th anniversary issue.
His recent advertising work includes Ponds cosmetics campaigns in both China and Indonesia, as well as campaigns for Philips men's shavers, Kom swimwear and Woolworths underwear.
Check Gavin's website to see more of his work, along with a list of agents.
Leaving the family farm behind as a teen, Harold Daniels moved to the "big city" to study photography at the Art Institute of Atlanta. He paid his dues assisting and opened his own studio in 2001.
Harold has earned a solid reputation creating memorable images for an impressive roster of advertising and editorial clients. He has photographed lots of big shots and celebrity types including President Jimmy Carter, Ted Turner, Jane Fonda and Andre 3000. His portraits and fashion essays have appeared in Elle, In Style, Spin, The Source and The Advocate, amongst others.
When he's not living out of a suitcase Harold lives and works in his downtown Atlanta loft studio.
Clients include: Kenneth Cole, Coca-Cola, W Hotel, Siemens, Grey Advertising, BBDO, Citi Smith Barney, Motown Records, Turner Broadcasting, Time Warner, Random House, Bantam, Dell, Armchair Media Group, Mohawk Flooring, Vanity Fair Intimates.
Janette Gloor is a highly ambitious and passionate Swiss-based photographer. Thanks to her outstanding ability to combine a profound technical knowledge with her artistic-visual side, Janette has worked on numerous productions in Zurich, Milan, Barcelona and Munich.
Clients appreciate her professional approach, something she learned at the beginning of her career as one of Zurich's most highly demanded fashion-stylists. She recently shot jewellery from Beyer Switzerland with Julia Saner, the winner of Elite Model Look 2009. Her website is updated regularly.
Venezuelan-born fashion photographer Ken Rivas spent many years as a model, allowing him to develop skills and an eye for fashion. He learned while working with magazines, photographers, TV commercials, advertising sets and studios.
K&K Photographers presents and promotes visual media, fashion photographers, models, stylists, designers, creative talents, studios, locations, and more, with the goal of serving the marketing needs of visual, fashion and fine art clients.
Michael Haug has been in the business for over a decade and has a real appreciation for the way his career has grown. Michael is a gregarious guy known for dancing on set to make the kids smile, and he has a reputation for pulling off even the toughest jobs with patience and humour.
Clients include Target, Fallon Worldwide, Martin Williams, Boy Scouts of America, Carmichael Lynch, 3M, Colle McVoy, Mall of America, Preston Kelly, Redwing Shoes, Gage, CertaPro, Hotdish, and editorial clients such as People, MN Bride, MN Monthly, First Woman, Wisconsin Bride and Ameriprise.
Robert Deutschman is a native of Los Angeles and has been a professional photographer for over 20 years. He has degrees in both fine art and photography.
Robert's emphasis is on capturing real moments, whether in lifestyle or high fashion. His use of available light and composition makes his work unique and his studio can handle all aspects of production, from concept to post production.
Clients include: Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, Macy's, JC Penney, Kohls, Kmart, Target, Talbots, American Apparel, Walmart, Mary Kay, Princess Cruises, Acura, Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Budweiser, Coors, Jameson Whiskey, Mandalay Bay, Marriott, Solage Hotel, Mens Wearhouse, Silver Jeans, Fantastic Sams.
Visit his website to see a full portfolio.
Brussels: Selina De Maeyer
Selina De Maeyer is a Belgian photographer who refuses to follow the general trend dictated by the photographic fashion industry. She loves to carve out her own world that is balanced somewhere between fragility and strength, and aims to create a unique feeling in everyone who views her work.
"Light is something that attracts me. It tells me a lot about aesthetic and atmosphere and helps create the feelings I want to convey, a deep inner emotion. I always want to shoot people with an internal expression or emotion that comes through in their eyes."
Selina picked up the camera for the first time four years ago. Coming from an artistic family background, she decided to become a full time photographer and today shoots catalogues, campaigns, creative work and art projects.
"When I'm shooting, everything else around me ceases to exist and I enter another world."
Thomas Lovelock started his career studying photography at Nottingham University. After graduating he assisted for many years, working for magazines and advertising clients around the world. This allowed him to develop professionally and hone his unique creative skills.
Now working in diverse locations across the globe, Thomas applies these skills for clients such as Red Bull, Associated Press, Nokia and The Wimbledon Tennis Championships, to name just a few. His wide range of technical skills gives him the edge in any circumstance.
From shooting extreme sports to capturing high-end fashion, Thomas' diverse and varied portfolio demonstrates the range and extent of his experience across a variety of mediums. This ability to bring a fresh and strong distinctive style to the moment and essence of the piece has earned him exposure in publications across the world.
New York: Yossi Michaeli
Born and raised in Israel, Yossi Michaeli's interest in photography developed when he was in his 20s while travelling in South East Asia, New Zealand and South America. He began his career while living in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil.
Yossi has collaborated with prestigious publications and clients such as L'Officiel, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar and H. Stern. He enjoys shooting both in the studio and on location, and his style has been described as bold, innovative, strong and graphic.
He recently shot a cover and edtitorial for 125 magazine, Surface magazine and Vogue Mexico.
Yossi is based in New York. Check his website for more information.