What do you get when you take the lighting skills of top fashion photographers and add extreme digital effects? High fashion eye candy at it’s best!
In the world of fashion photography proper use of lighting is the key to producing a professional looking image. As the lines between Digital Media, illustration and photography blur there seem to be a lot of creative experimenting going on. Amazing and inventive lighting techniques, colours pushed to the brim and digital effects give these experimental fashion photos a surreal and extra magical or urban reminiscent look and feel. Below is a compilation of the most creative lighting in fashion photography I spotted on the web. Enjoy!
Steven Meisel is an American photographer who obtained popular acclaim with his work in US and Italian Vogue and his photographs of friend Madonna in her 1992 book Sex. He is now considered one of the most successful fashion photographers in the industry, shooting regularly for both US and Italian Vogue and lately W.
Michael Muller is an American photographer known for his celebrity and advertising photos. He has photographed portraits of a wide range of actors, musicians, and artists. Michael has shot movie posters and promotional photos for many big-budget Hollywood movies such as Iron Man and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
New York based Julia Pogadina is originally from St.Petersburg, Russia. Her passion for photography was kindled at the age of just 5 when she watched her father print black and white images in his darkroom. By the age of eight she got her first camera which eventually led to Julia abandoning her career in law for one in photography.
Jacques Dequeker, born 1970 in Southern Brazil, has lived in São Paulo since 1998. Self-taught, he started to photograph in 1997 influenced by friends such as photographer Pedro Flores and make-up artist Duda Molinos. In 2002 Jaques won the Brazilian Association of Textile Industry award for best fashion photographer in Brazil which lead to all kinds of opportunities for him.
James has established himself as a lighting expert after assisting photographers like Laurie Bartley and Kevin Mackintosh around the world and working on shoots for big campains and brands like Vogue,Sony and Gucci. “I often reference horror movies for lighting. That ambience and chill factor is where I’d like to be. I want to shoot in a style that can be identified as my own which is fantasy based, dark glamour and always slightly surreal.”
Richard’s inventive editorial work appears in leading fashion magazines like Italian Vogue, i-D, Another Magazine, V and Self-Service. His still life and beauty photography can be seen in in the elegant and experimental campains for MAC.Givenchy,Chaumet, Hermes and Louis vuitton Eyewear.
Bruno Dayan was born in London but grew up in France where he went to study Fine Arts in Montreal. After starting his profession in Toronto and ten years of being deported in japan he finally returned to his roots in France at the end of the 90’s. The world of Bruno Dayan is definitely one of glamour and sopistication, the two main characteristics of his work are sensuality and intricate use of light.
Andreas studied sociology and history yet realized at the age of 24 that has true passion lay in the expression that photography enables. Andreas believes the key to understanding light comes from the quality of the shadow it creates, it’s this relation Andreas aspires to master and understand.
Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva
Andrey and Lili are a team of creative photographers from moscow. I wish I could tell you more about them but unfortunately their Behance profile has no biography and their homepage is in Russian.
Michael Raveney is a versatile photographer from Miami, Florida in the United States. Micheal does a lot of fashion work but his portfolio is also well represented as far commercial and advertising pieces go.