Beppe Buttinoni Milan

Beppe Buttinoni is an established photographer specialised in swimwear and lingerie images.

From his studio in Italy, Beppe’s knowledge, ability and passion for lighting in studio or on location enables him to work with both daylight and artificial light to create the exact image demanded by a brief.

His relaxed and easy-going nature endears him to all clients.

Beppe remains available for exciting new projects. Visit his website to see more of his work.

Chris Fortuna Los Angeles

Chris Fortuna is a celebrity and fashion photographer based in Los Angeles. Born in Boston, he began photographing at a young age and moved onto to New York City to study photography and fine art at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. His early education was transformed by learning and assisting for some of the old world masters in photography, including Helmut Newton, Paolo Roversi and Richard Avedon.

Working in both editorial and advertising fields he describes his style and influence as "the modern example of the classic image, defined by beauty and light." Currently his work is focused on stills and motion capturing and defining the ideas of "real beauty" and "the visual link between subject and artist."

When not working on either coast, Chris likes to spend time attempting to go fast on two wheels.

Clients include GQ, Esquire, Converse, NBC Universal, Maxim, Biore, Sprint, Virgin, FHM, Sony, Complex, Warner Bros., Entertainment Weekly, Olay, People, Interview and W Magazine.

Christian Hoppe - SEREGEL Berlin

German high-class fashion photographer Christian Hoppe (Seregel) has been travelling around the world in the last few months to shoot a number of swimwear productions.

Featured in this Spotlight is his work for Maryan Mehldorn in Mexico, Maryan Beachwear in the Apple Valley, Los Angeles, and for M. Beachwear in Miami.

Check out more of his work on his website.

Douglas Mott New York

Douglas Mott is known for his compelling, elegant fashion and lifestyle imagery. His photographic style embodies the spirit of classic fashion photography with timeless appeal, blending a sophisticated understanding of light and directorial acuity. His visual narratives define his identity as an accomplished storyteller, taking the viewer through a deliberate journey contoured with purpose.

Although infused with spontaneity, his images remain strategic and brand sensitive. Throughout his career, Douglas has applied the principles of strong communication and preparedness to build a client base that happily returns time and time again. 

Originally from Ohio, Douglas entered the world of photography at the highest level when he was given the opportunity to assist Richard Avedon. From this amazing experience, and subsequent top level assisting relationships, he was able to launch his career in New York and London 16 years ago. The rest, as they say, is history! Today he can be found in Maine, or Manhattan, or wherever the assignments take him.

His clients include GH Bass, Belk Department Stores, Saks Fifth Avenue, Swans Island Company, Seventeen Magazine, Red Magazine, You, Cosmopolitan, Maxim UK and Redbook.

Manfred Heiduk Dusseldorf - Miami

Manfred Heiduk is based in Duesseldorf and travels constantly between Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Cape Town and London. Manfred spent many years as an illustrator and creative director in digital media. With more than 20 years of experience in photography, he is specialised in shooting in extreme conditions.

For Karstadt Sports he shot in the Italian Alps, Austrian Glaciers, Mojave Desert and Death Valley. He is continually booked for running, biking, ski and snowboard productions.

Fashion photography is his passion. Manfred captures the personality and natural movement of its models. His natural images lift the mood and beauty of a person. He puts his beautiful models in outdoor scenes and is constantly looking for new locations at home and abroad.

Offering full service international photo and video productions, his clients include Adidas, Puma, Nike, Sportarena, FIFA, Sidestep, Runners Point, C&A, Kaufhof, Boecker, Deichmann and Metro Group.

Mario Schmolka New York

Born in Vienna, Mario Schmolka graduated from the College of Photography before moving to Milan, where he assisted at the legendary Superstudio 13 as well as for some of the most influential photographers and was involved in productions for clients including Prada, Versace, Vogue and Marie Claire.

Mario is known for his strong yet sensual imagery. Besides his fashion and beauty work he has also taken portraits of numerous celebrities including Tommy Hilfiger, Aerin Lauder, Karim Rashid, Manolo Blahnik and Bar Rafaeli among others.

His first book, 'Intense', was published by daab - Verlag in Germany followed by two solo exhibitions. He was also invited to be a guest lecturer at the Art Institute of NYC. Mario and his family had been living in NYC for the past six years and have just recently relocated to Los Angeles. He divides his time between LA, New York and Europe.

Selected magazines and clients include Vogue (Ger), GQ, Amica, H&M, P&C, Swarovski, Pantene, Rimmel and Leica.

Michael del Buono New York

Michael Del Buono's iconic photographic style is instantly recognisable. He has become an internationally sought after fashion photographer for magazine covers from around the world. Germany, the UK, Argentina, Canada and the United States are just a few of the countries globally seeking him out for his work.

Michael is a fashion photographer who shoots fashion advertising, fragrance campaigns, fashion editorial and clothing stores. Most of his work is shot on location, but he also loves to shoot in the studio.

Michael's imagery is always very masculine and he tends to bring out the sex appeal of all his subjects. He does this with seductive, engaging, suggestive yet tasteful imagery that is apparent across his entire body of work. He captures the rawness of the moment and gives the client an image that will last the test of time; always becoming iconic and memorable.

Michael's years of experience and contacts have enabled him to produce and shoot any job on, or under budget, on time, with professionalism and a laid-back attitude. He is based in New York City and divides his time between NYC, Miami, Los Angeles and Milan.

Paul Giggle Sydney

Paul Giggle is an international director and photographer who has shot for many top fashion magazines, including Vogue, GQ, Marie Claire and Madame Figaro as well as brands including Pepsi, Nokia, Australian Tourism, BMW and Procter and Gamble.

As a director, Paul is known for precision and attention to detail. Whether it be TV commercials for major brands such as Nokia, Aqua Minerale, Pepsi, Australia Tourism, Queensland Tourism, or the London Business School, as a true visionary Paul's excellence is evident throughout his craft.

With a unique combination of a decade of film-making and two decades of photography, Paul is a powerful resource in the hungry world of quality content. His experience and knowledge of both are often called upon by clients who see the value in quality, consistency and effortless execution.

Stephan Glathe Stuttgart

Stephan Glathe is an international freelance photographer based near Munich, from where he divides his time between his studio in Stuttgart, Paris, New York, Miami and Cape Town.

In addition to his swimwear campaign for Intersport/Etirel, this Spotlight features editorial work for Quality Magazine, Ellements Magazine and Toronto-based Remark Magazine as well as some personal work.