Barry Makariou Photography + Film London

Barry Makariou has recently been awarded Gold for UK Photographer of the year by One Eyeland. For over 15 years he has been specialising in liquids and still life, and is also renowned for his creative watch photography.

Moving image is also playing a large part in his portfolio. He has built up a fantastic team of collaborators that can provide everything from production, editing, grading, wet hire, retouching and CGI.

Barry prides himself in offering an insight into what really goes on behind the scenes and is looking to make this a permanent series on his Instagram page with over 4.5k devoted followers to-date. A recent 'Behind the Scenes' film for new jewellery brand Bold Diamond Co. has over 200k views.

Recent work includes Coca-Cola, Pepsi Max, Whitley Neil, ARARAT Brandy, Chivas, Peroni, Nike, Adidas, Rijo 42 Coffee, Mens Health, GQ and David M Robinson.

Chris Howlett Photography London

"It was a glorious summer, wasn't it? It certainly seemed that way at Howlett Photography as we worked on location for global brands, creating impactful set builds, as well as welcoming other household and up and coming names to our stunning studio.

We shot beautiful jewellery on elegant models for London brand Pravins, and creatively developed cosmetic beauty shots for Superdrug. Our love of still life and of delicious food and drinks meant we created some scrumptious imagery with start up brand Bodega.

Whether you're a new brand or an established, global name, we'll make sure your product stands out, and your customers fall in love with its new look. Check out our galleries or get in contact for a quote."

Cory Dawson New York

Cory Dawson has honed his still life technique to an award-winning level with his own take on stop-motion. His 'Still life in Motion' has projected a level of visual intensity that enables the content to heighten story-telling.

Stylised, streamlined and simplistic, 'Still life in Motion' is the joie de vivre that connects Coryʼs work. It is also what has brought him accolades. His work for UberEats utilised five videos in the European, African and Middle Eastern markets, with the 'Burrito' video being chosen as a winner for PDNʼs Photo Annual under the video/multi-media category.

Cory shoots a range of subject matter, with his vision being the commonality pervasive in all of his work.

Hiro K. Photography Tokyo - Shanghai - Hong Kong - Singapore

Hiro is an award-winning still life photographer shooting campaigns for international brands. He spends most of his time in the studio in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore, and delivers stunning photographic visuals on a daily basis.

Hiro started his career in New York City where he learned exceptional lighting skills to draw elegant lines by strobe lights. Now he resides in Japan, where he has sharpened his minimalistic approach towards photography.

He also works on still life movies in collaboration with beauty brands. His movies are widely disseminated.

His rapidly growing list of clients includes Lancôme, Estée Lauder, Clé de Peau Beauté, M.A.C Cosmetics, L'Oréal Paris, Shiseido, Clinique, Shu Uemura, Olay, Maybelline New York, Max Factor, Kose, Albion, Tsubaki, Lux, Nivea, Kate Spade New York, United Colors of Benetton, Apple, Panasonic, Vogue Japan and many more.

Isabella Vacchi Barcelona - Milan

"While working for various internationally renowned brands, including Intimissimi, Diego Dalla Palma Milano and Acqua di Parma, I learned to deal with very different types of products. The challenge of always finding a way to creatively photograph them never ceases to excite me.

I enjoy taking care of a project from its very start: the concept, ideas and mood are based on thorough and methodical research. I craft my own sets, trying to transform everyday objects into something more. I also handle post-production because it’s vital for me to give that final touch that is my vision.

My fondness for colour and composition is the basis of my aesthetic, but I also clearly visualise a brand's guidelines and then combine them. My latest collaboration with Santa Margherita Winery represents this ideal mixture, that places my work between commercial and artistic."

Jan Kalish Photography Toronto

Jan is an award-winning photographer specialising in splash, still life, and food & drink photography. She is currently based in Toronto but regularly travels to shoot in the United Kingdom and Italy.

Her images merge creative and technical expertise; providing a client-fulfilled narrative. She works in studio or on location with meticulous attention to all client creative steps; supporting projects from start to finish. Services include concept design, styling, and shooting including meticulous in-house post production services.

Recent projects include SS20 fabric shots for Frascara Designs and splash photography for an extensive London perfume launch campaign; creating imagery for both men and women’s aspirational fragrances used throughout the UK and on London street displays, on buses, taxis and throughout underground tube stations.

Check her Instagram and Facebook accounts to stay up to date.

Kevin Norris New York

Kevin Norris works out of his New York studio mastering light and refining his craft. Approaching every day on set with a calm enthusiasm, his approach to photography is best categorised as 'methodical'.

Inspired by the beauty found in everyday objects, he works closely with his clients and creative team to ensure the goals of the shoot are met.

Kevin's latest projects include work for Bulova, Flexon, Dragon Eyewear, Marchon NYC, Women’s Wear Daily, and Robb Report.

Leo Acker London

It has been a busy summer for Leo Acker, with recent campaigns for AHC beauty and Russell & Bromley. Some recent commissions also included work for Peroni, Tesco, The Financial Times, John Lewis and Cosmopolitan magazine.

Leo's playful and imaginative work makes him one of London's most sought-after still life photographers.

In the last 15 years, he has developed a unique creative photographic style and precise digital skills. He has a studio in Shoreditch and also shoots on location.

Mark Zawila London

Mark Zawila is a London-based photographer and digital artist who specialises in beverage and still life photography.

Mark’s style and workflow is always evolving and he has become fascinated by computer generated imagery. Mark seamlessly combines CGI and traditional photography in his work in order to expand his creativity and all his clients a fully integrated highly versatile service.

Working from his own North London studio he has created images for many international brands including Chivas Regal, Sony, Morrisons, Johhnie Walker, Stella Artois, Lego and Jaguar Landrover.

Silke Mayer Berlin

Silke Mayer is a Berlin-based still life photographer. She creates colourful and playful images with a special touch out of layered multiple images and geometric forms.

By providing skilled photography in the studio as well as retouching and compositing services, Silke offers unique images that stand out for design, jewellery, interior and fashion clients.

Silke is currently working on some new collage animations that will soon be available online.

Vijeyabhaskaran Mohan Los Angeles

Based in Los Angeles, Vijey brings a mixture of conceptual thinking and a distinctive approach to his work. His workflow always starts with sketching out new ideas, getting inspiration from everyday objects and even channeling emotions to create conceptual work.

His recent campaign with Nvidia ended up being right in Vijey’s alley by showcasing the products and conveying its cord cutting capabilities. 

Visit Vijey’s website for more or follow his Instagram to get daily updates on his workflow.