fashion & beauty photography Nov 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
Blake DavenportNew York
Fernando Mazza PhotographySao Paulo
Gavin O'Neill PhotographyNew York
Greg AdamskiHamburg - Warsaw
Jorge LepesteurSao Paulo
Josue PenaLos Angeles
Liv Friis-LarsenAthens - Copenhagen
Michael FischTel Aviv
Polina RabtsevaLos Angeles
Standa MerhoutNew York
Blake Davenport's career began more than five years ago with a transition from doing safari documentaries and architecture work into fashion. With a move to Atlanta to be closer to his family, he was drawn towards the texture of skin, the eyes, the colours, and the overall composition that beauty beholds.
Currently based out of New York City, Blake holds a portfolio with clients including Harper's Bazaar UK, Vogue Paris, Elle Denmark, Vogue Australia, Men's Health Australia, Upscale Magazine, Lindbergh Eyewear, and more.
Carlo Schüller loves to work with colours and contrasts. He has developed a unique style for fashion and beauty photography that immediately grabs the viewers' attention.
From a non-traditional photographic background, Carlo learned to master light and the digital darkroom to create his illusion of timeless beauty.
His well equipped photo studio and in-house pre- and post production services offer an efficient workflow.
Visit his website for further information and photographs.
Claire Harrison has the ability to capture luxury and flair within beauty photography.
As an international photographer shooting for some of the most prestigious clients and agencies, her work shows her passion for photography and demonstrates a flair in her ability to use light creatively and with original compositions.
Her work covers fashion, beauty, advertising and editorial. Based in London Claire is fully digital, and can shoot film on request.
Additionally, Claire is also currently focusing on moving image, bringing the passion and flair from her stills to life.
Some of her recent clients include Garnier, Head and Shoulders, L'Oréal, Maybelline, Max Factor, Simple Cosmetics, Schwarzkopf and Toni and Guy.
Damian Bennett began his photographic career over a decade ago in Sydney. Since then he has gained the knowledge and experience to develop a style of his own and produce work for some of Australia’s most reputable magazines.
Damian Bennett specialises in portraiture, fashion and beauty. His technical knowledge and comfortable rapport he has with his subjects is evident in the quality of the images he produces as he captures a distinct emotion with a polished edge.
He works regularly for clients such as Instyle, Rolling Stone, The Sydney Magazine, Sunday Life, Grazia, Harper's Bazaar, Men’s Health and The Australian Women’s Weekly.
His list of portraits is rapidly growing and consists of some of Australia’s most acclaimed actors and sports personalities including Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Mark Webber and Harry Kewell.
Damian is represented by The Names Agency.
Enrico Labriola, born in Italy, developed his photographic skills at a very young age. He studied photography in Milan and began assisting some of the world’s leading image-makers. Travelling all over the world, he shot a number of photo reportages such as the colours of Rajasthan, music and images in Burkina Faso, the Maasai people in Kenya, Israel and Morocco.
He has been working for 14 years shooting business portraits, fashion magazines and advertising clients.
His photo sessions are published in important international and national magazines worldwide such as A Magazine, Grazia Magazine, Vogue Italia, Vanity Fair Italy, Vibe Magazine, Le Monde, Paris Match, Style Magazine and Il Mondo.
"I’m always in search of a balanced but refined image that is able to fuse reality with imagination.”
Sao Paulo-born fashion photographer Fernando Mazza graduated in Social Communication from the Methodist University of Sao Paulo and went on to study Photography at the Escola Panamericana de Artes.
Fernando spent much of his time living in and experiencing New York, where he completed a number of workshops at the International Center of Photography (ICP). Specialising in fashion photography, he undertakes all his own post production and finishing work to ensure a complete identity across his images.
Fernando's clients include Reebok, Roca Wear, Carrefour, Zoomp Jeans, Handbook Fashion, Smirnoff, Harald, Itapoa Shoes, Hammerhead, Giacometti Agency, BBN Brazil, Metro, Kaltblut Mag, UCE Mag, Unit Mag, Armani Exchange Brazil and many others.
Fulvio Terenzi was born in Milan in 1964 and began his training in photography at the European Institute of Design in Milan. He also attended courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the San Diego State University of California.
In 1992 he started assisting important photographers including Giuseppe Pino, Vogue Studio in Milan and Photo Production Studios in NYC, collaborating with fashion photographer Calliope and Maestro Fabrizio Gianni. After gaining this precious experience he started his professional career in 1995, publishing editorials in top magazines such as Gioia, Donna Moderna, Uomo Collezioni, Vogue Australia, Moda Bimbi and Intown Magazine, to name just a few.
He has since produced press office campaigns and catalogues for clients such as Hogan, Poltrona Frau, Guru, Thost, Carrefour, Carosello, Julian Keen, Arpel Bazar, Ballantyne Cashmere, Golden Lady, Walt Disney, Coccinelle, Miss Sixty, and many more.
Fulvio is available to work abroad for any commissioned work. Visit his website for more information.
Beauty photography provides the best way for Gavin O'Neill to mix his love for lighting and composition, with his impeccable eye for detail. His vibrant, skin-rich images are winning clients across the globe, from Olay, Gillette, Philips, Avon and L'Oreal, to Vogue, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan, and cover both men's and women's beauty market.
He is now based in New York City, where he works from his East Village studio, but still travels regularly on assignment, mostly to Europe and Asia.
See his website for more images, and contact info.
Hamburg-based Greg Adamski travels around the world to capture fashion photography from different angles. Renowned for his highly developed lighting skills and senisitivity to emotions, when on location he prefers to shoot black & white photography while in the studio he chooses strong colours.
Greg studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Film School in Poland and has worked for NOI.SE, KMAG, VIVA Moda, Exklusiv, Take Me, Kikimora, House, Jaga Hupao, Douglas, Philips and Smirnoff.
Harry Vorsteher is based in Dusseldorf and works for international clients worldwide, both commercially and editorially.
Taking natural and individual images is his main motivation. The results are characterised by his unique sensitivity and creativity, striving for the perfect moment, frozen into the one picture.
Visit his website for more information.
Marbella: Irene Sekulic
Irene Sekulic is a talented and renowned Italian photographer based in Marbella. Her career covers fashion and advertising, photography and photo editorials, and her work is easily recognised by her special sensibility and sense of aesthetics.
Irene is conquering the Marbella area with her own unique style. Recent work includes Patricia Nahmad fashion catalogue; Yusra Moda s/s catalogue; three covers for Mar Bell Magazine; Yin & Yang fashion editorial for Mar Bell; Basconi advertising; photo interviews with actress Evangelina Anderson, actor Antonio Melendez Peso and film director Ibon Antuñano Totorika, among others.
Her latest work is a conceptual calendar dedicated to fencing, completed for the Italian market and authorised by renowned fencing brand Negrini.
Irene is available internationally. She is a member of AFPE (Spanish Association of Professional Photographers) and works with a number of high profile modelling agencies.
Jorge Lepesteur has been shooting since 2001. With a keen eye, he aims to relate the fantasy contained within his images to real life in a simple and provocative way.
On his resumé are important assignments for clients including Adidas, Yahoo!, Nokia, Fiat, Tim, Vogue, Trip and Telefonica. He shoots editorial work and held his latest exhibition in Barcelona. Jorge also recently held a workshop entitled 'Fashion: concept and narrative' at the International Center of Photography in New York.
“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions...” Leonardo da Vinci.
Josue Pena specialises in clean, commercial, sensual photography. Working internationally, he creates characteristic images by combining clear aesthetics with a genuine commercial sense and high attention to detail.
His work has been published in numerous magazines including Harper's Bazaar Latin America, Cosmopolitan, BC Magazine, Fashion Affair Magazine, Canadian Hairdresser Internatioanl Magazine, 944 and InStyle, among others.
His clients include Les Vintage spring campaign, Eva Franco campaign, Nick Chavez of Beverly Hills, Requisite, Brenton Lee salon and studio campaign and Ximena Valero 'Fall in Love', among many others.
Liv Friis-Larsen was born and raised in Denmark and is currently based in Athens, dividing her time between Greece and Copenhagen.
After finishing her studies Liv began her career assisting fashion photographers in Milan and London. She is passionate about her work and strives to bring an aesthetic synergy to her images, paying great attention to understanding and fulfilling her clients' needs.
Recent international clients include Saint Tropez Rock Diamonds, PrivatSea, Loox and SheaTerra. Her publications include L'Officiel, Zoe and Papercut.
Liv is currently looking for representation.
Photographer Maik Floeder lives and works in Hamburg and is available for worldwide assignments. His clients include advertising agencies, brands and magazines.
New clients include dm-drogerie markt, Weight Watchers Magazine and MayWay Magazine.
Maik is represented in Germany by WaldmannSolar and in Italy by SoldiDonadello.
Michael Fisch is a well established fashion photographer based in Tel Aviv. For the last 10 years he has shot fashion editorials, advertising and campaigns in Israel and across Europe.
Michael's journey began when his father gave him his old Superb Pentax camera. Not knowing that his destiny was being fulfilled, he embarked into the world of fashion photography.
Michael is a conceptual photographer. Artistic and unusual thinking can be recognised in his work, and his images combine drama and power, mystery and curiosity, colourfulness and contrast, softness and serenity, plainness and aesthetics, freshness and originality.
Michael has been marked by photographic agencies in Europe and the United States as the 'one to watch' fashion photographer. With his captivating images and breath-taking locations, his knowledge and understanding for photography makes him one of Tel Aviv's most sought-after photographers.
Wiesbaden: Michelle Fennel
Michelle Fennel is a young fashion, editorial, people and advertising photographer and videographer. She is based in Frankfurt, Germany and she also works all over the world.
During her time of studying publishing, journalism and marketing she started to work for television and video productions as an editor and videographer before she got into fashion photography.
Her images are a result of excellent teamwork. They show emotions, elegance and sometimes they appear a little extreme. Michelle focuses on underlining the beauty of designs, fabrics and patterns within a special editorial context. She is a specialist in capturing intense feelings that leave lasting impressions on the viewer while telling stories. Her work has a very strong feminine vibe.
Nicole Kotrbova recently shot several editorials for magazines including H magazine and DMODA en la ciudad, as well as a cover shot. She is also in full preparation for catalogue shoots that will take place between Madrid, Prague and Ibiza.
Based in his provincial studio, you find his work worldwide.
"As a former stage painter, I love creating sets and fantastic worlds as well as mystic dreams. In collaboration with professional partners, my team and I organise shoots from the first scribble until the final high-end photograph."
Recent clients include:
- Fashion: Spiegelburg-edition, Cavallo, Prinzipal and Oeding-Erdel.
- People: LBS-Landesbausparkasse managment portraits, LVM-Insurens ad campaign, Spardabank Hessen complete campaign, ernstings-family managment portraits and Apetito and Costa ad campaigns.
- Interior: Fedder finest interior and Philip-moebelmanufaktur.
Visit the website for more information.
Photoagency is made up of four friends who joined forces to provide a photo and film solution for clients in need of fashion or automotive shoots. Based in Sweden, but working throughout Europe, the USA and Asia, the company primarily works on location but also in-studio when required.
Its automotive photography is targeted towards catalogues and magazines, but also includes campaigns and billboards. Advanced lighting layers and post production is carried out within the team.
Fashion and commercial photography revolves around editorial work for various magazines, but Photoagency also provides image materials to some of Sweden's leading online shops.
A recent addition to the company's portfolio includes exhibitions, landscape and abstract pictures for wallpaper.
Los Angeles: Polina Rabtseva
Polina Rabtseva is a true creator, her work is never boring and she always stays true to herself, taking every shot with excitement and perfectly capturing the soul of a scene.
She is more than happy to set off for the craziest locations to capture the perfect shot. Ready for challenge and adventure, Polina loves meeting new people and making their stories unforgettable.
Polina truly loves her profession and for her there is no greater passion in life than to create art that can inspire.
Standa Merhout was born in the former Czechoslovakia and influenced by the artistic atmosphere that radiates from the heart of Europe. His passion for photography quickly developed and he opened his first studio at the age of 25. His natural talent contributed to the explosive start of his career.
Starting as an assistant in New York at Pier 59 over a decade ago, he returned to Prague in 2000 in order to build his career as an independent fashion and advertising photographer. However, the Czech Republic quickly became too small for his ambitions, and in 2001 he signed a contract with Elle magazine and continues to grace their pages and covers with his work.
After winning the 2004 Canon Competition in Cayenne, Amsterdam, his most recent work has involved collaborations with Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Harper's Bazaar Latino America and Dolce Vita Magazine.
Standa has found in current home in the heart of Brooklyn and uses his travel experiences and his love for music and movies from the 1970's for his constant, evolving inspirations.
Stefano Guindani is a celebrity photographer and international fashion photo-journalist with an enormous passion for urban and social reportage.
In 1998, he founded his own agency, SGP Stefano Guindani Photo, a young collaboration ranging from editorial services to covering events for internationally renowned fashion houses.
Among his most important clients are Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Bulgari, Valentino, Diesel, Moschino, Alberta Ferretti, Mini, BMW, Salvatore Ferragamo and Max Mara.
Steven Chee's career has spanned 15 years, crafting unique images for both advertising and editorial clients. His attention and consideration of light has taken him around the globe, in the last 12 months travelling to Positano, Switzerland, Beijing, Hawaii, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and New Zealand.
Shooting for L'Oréal, Kerastase, Revlon and Cate Blanchett for SKII confirms his reputation as a beauty specialist.
His editorial clients include Harper's Bazaar, Oyster, Interview, Russh, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire.