By Senay GOKCEN
"When art meets fashion and fashion inspires art"
[New York], January 22, 2006 - Fashion photography is one of the world’s most wanted and exciting professions with its world wide audience, international career fields, glamorous people, wonderful shows and lifestyle.
But everybody must agree that breaking into this industry can be very hard. Of course, if you’re lucky enough to find good opportunities, with a little help from others, you may find your name at the top of the list somehow.
To become a household name, fashion photographers work very hard. They choose the best places and environments, the right models, the best crew and equipments to work with, reasonable ideas and themes for the photo stories they make. They shoot photographs that reveal details of the items, preferably ones that are in harmony with the concept. They target the emotions to get the viewers’ attention.
Today the photographers are luckier than ever with the help of digital technologies such as digital cameras and photography equipments and also the websites offering an inexpensive way to showcase their portfolios.
The fashion photographs we see in the magazines, on the billboards, company catalogs, on the internet and so on… We look at them, we like them and mostly, we’re impressed by the colorful world we see through them. But do you always pay attention to the names behind the lens?
So we wanted to take your attention to the top of the short list of famous fashion photographers. Therefore we selected few photographs of the best ones. More of their works can be seen easily by launching their official sites and we advise you to do that.
Featuring fashion photographers are as follows: David La Chapelle, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot, Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier, Koray Birand, Michael Muller, Patrizio Di Renzo, Eric Bean, and Markus Klinko & Indrani.