Sean Ellis

Sean Ellis

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Sean ellis was borne in 1970, in London England. He first emerged onto the fashion photography scene in the mid 90’s working along side fashion photographer Nick Knight. He had his first photo published in 99 in an issue of The Face, Numero from this Sean became a regular with the magazine working from the from 99-2002. Seans photography career was put on pause in 2006 with the release of his first film cash back which won many awards including best film at the sun dance film festival. Until 2010 when he made a return to photography and being put in charge of the photography unit of Kenneth cole he continues to work there as well as doing some free lance work with models from all over the world. Seans short career has been full of highlights he has been published in vogue Russia, Numero where he has been on the cover 4 times from 99-2001 as well as the over of GQ magazine.


nick knight

nick knight; born in 1958 is a British fashion photographer who is the founder as well as the director, of . he studies photography at Bournemouth & poole college of art and design. he graduated in 1982. he is known for pushing the boundaries with his photography, and during his times, has worked on a number of controversial themes which he has implemented into his works, like racism, agiesm, disability etc. philip_treacy_s10_053_v2_1100x0.1100x0.jpegimg_0862_v10-rgb_1100x0.1100x0.jpg


Robyn Beeche

Robyn Beeche is an Australian Photographer who through imaginative make up and lighting, many of her subjects get twisted and fragmented into amazing sculptures that seem to defy reality and appear as optical illusions. In London in the 80’s she was drawn to people of the art, music and fashion world. This included fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, Australian performance artist Leigh Bowery and singer and club figure Steve Strange. In many of her artworks, many of them look like they have been painted but is in fact photographed. Each artwork she creates takes hours to complete and to get just right. By using makeup and body paints, she’s able to create artworks that contain intricate details especially to the shadowing. Due to this, her artworks give off an amazing optical illusion effect.

It wasn’t until her collaboration with Zandra Rhodes that led Beeche not only to India but also helped in finding a new sense of purpose and a new life. After making many trips back and forth she officially set down in 1992 after constantly finding more and more encouragement, especially after seeing Aditi, a festival of Indian culture. Later on in her life she soon got a documentary film made about herself although she loved allowing the spotlight to fall on her human canvases, she soon got to a point where she felt that someone could make a film about her and pull it together in a way to show her intentions and ideas.

Despite all this though, her main love for fashion has always centred around the fascination of the process, with her mother being a accomplished dressmaker. Not only did this this encourage her in finding her interests but also helped in showing off fashion in odd and unique ways.

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The incredibly shy Richard Burbridge is technically one of the top 5 fashion photographers on the market.   His ambitious photography explores the alchemical medium of photography.  Transforming his subjects — fashion, portraiture, beauty and still life photography — Burbridge subverts the expected.

Driven by an excitement to work for the American magazines he had started to work for when he was in London as well as the fact that the photographers he respected most were coming out of America, he moved there in 1993 and remains based in New York.

He has very opinionated criticisms of the way business is done in London and finds it nowhere near as professional as it is in America so he’s never had any desire to return to London.

While he works primarily in advertising and editorial photography, Richard Burbridge has a vision that’s distinctly his own, no matter who the client is.  He will only shoot someone he’s interested in and usually has his own opinion of them, so he’ll manipulate the shot into what he wants them to project.

Though he photographs models in luxurious couture, Burbridge throws traditional beauty conventions out the window.  He often alters the models’ faces and bodies with surreal props — bondage masks, baby doll heads, food, foam and anything that will give his subjects an otherworldly appearance.  Unafraid to violate the models’ pristine hair and clothing, Burbridge confronts viewers with the beauty within the ugliness (and vice versa) and creates images that challenge our expectations.

His inventive work has appeared on the covers and in fashion features in a range of internationally prestigious fashion magazines like Another Magazine, Self-Service, Italian Vogue, i-D, Dazed & Confused and V amongst others.  His still life and beauty photography, which can be seen in campaigns for MAC, Chaumet, Givenchy, Hermes and Louis Vuitton Eyewear is elegantly experimental and meticulous.

Burbridge’s portraits of the leading cultural figures of art, literature and entertainment also carry his distinct photographic style.  His advertising clients include Tom Ford, Chanel and Cartier.

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton, is one of the most influential and controversial photographers of the 20th century. Newton’s photographs embfraced fashion, erotica, portrait and documentary. His work was prolific, bold and provocative, and appeared in publications such as Playboy, Marie-Claire, Elle and Vogue.

Newton was born in Berlin in 1920, he studied at the American School in Berlin until 1936 where his interest in photography shone through and he left to and started an apprenticeship with renowned fashion photographer Yva.

He fled Germany in 1938 and moved to Australia in 1940 and joined the Australian Army, serving five years. He met his wife June Brunell in Melbourne, 1948 who would later photograph Newton and work with him on his books.

Newton had his own studio on Flinders Lane in Melbourne and has his first exhibition, ‘New Visions of Photography’ with Wolfgang Sievers in May 1953.

He traveled back and fourth between Europe and Australia until he and his wife bought a house in the south of France. In 1971 Newton suffered from an almost fatal heart attack and with the encouragement from his wife he began to photograph overtly sexual images. His black and white stills generally captured, voyeurism, lesbianism and fetishism often causing controversy with female audiences.

In 1957 he staged his first one man exhibition in Paris, the following year he published his first book, White women.

Newton continued to produce work over the next twenty fie years until his death in 2004. Just before he past away he established the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin, Germany.

‘It’s that I don’t like white paper backgrounds. A woman does not live in front of white paper. She lives on the street, in a motor car, in a hotel room’


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Mario Testino

Mario Testino is known as one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers of our times. His photographs have been published internationally in magazines such as Vogue, V magazine and Vanity Fair. He has also done shots for brands such as Gucci, Burberry, Versace, Michael Kors. Chanel Estee Lauder and Lancome. During his career he has had the chance to work with famous musicians, artists and supermodels.

Alongside his practice as a photographer, Testino has also worked as a creative director, guest editor, museum founder, art collector/collaborator and entrepreneur.

In 2007, he formed MARIOTESTINO+, which provides creative direction, art direction, brand strategy, graphic design, film and stills production, digital and social media, product development, books, exhibitions, licensing and partnerships.

In 2015 he took the official photographs of the British Royal Family. Mario has also created a relationship with fine arts collaborating with artist such as Keith Haring, Vik Muniz, John currin and Julian Schnabel.

One of Testino’s most memorable shoots to this day is his series with Diana, Princess of Wales. Commissioned for Vanity Fair in 1997. He said: “One of my greatest experiences in life was photographing Princess Diana. It’s not only that the experience itself was amazing, but she opened a door for me because I then started photographing the royal families of Europe extensively…this brings out my love for tradition, for a way of showing family and the longevity of people”.

He has photographed many royals including The Prince of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the King and Queen of Jordan and King and Queen of the Netherlands, among others. Mario’s work is featured in museums around the world such as the museum of fine arts in Boston, the Shanghai Art Museum in Tokyo and many more.

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Donald McPherson

Donald McPherson is an American fashion photographer who was born in Miami, Florida in 1969. Donald moved to Europe in 1992 to pursue his career when he met fashion icon Isabella Blow who was an English magazine editor, she is credited with discovering the models Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl. Isabella became close friends and an inspiration to Donald. Donald photographed the first fashion story for tattler a British magazine, with Isabella serving as the Fashion director.

Donald continues contributing to fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, New York Times Magazine, Vogue Nippon and Russian Vogue. Donald’s clients include Valentino, Lacoste, Levi’s, Canon, Sony, Target, lux and he has also worked with numerous celebrities such as David Bowie, Beastie Boys, Gwen Stefani, Ashton Kutcher, Tom Cruise and many more.

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