Fashion photographers are one of the many building blocks it takes to hold up the fashion industry, and they play an important role in how fashion and beauty are perceived. A truly great fashion photographer knows how create her own aesthetic through which to enhance the fashion on display. These six female fashion photographers are making a name for themselves through the use of exotic locations, unique hair and makeup, and incredible originality.
Alice Hawkins is a London-based photographer and filmmaker. Her fashion photography has been featured in LOVE, Vogue, i-D, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, and Vanity Fair. She began working with prestigious fashion magazines like American Harper’s Bazaar and Russian Vogue after graduating from Camberwell College of Art in 2002. Some of her ad campaigns have included work for Diesel, Agent Provocateur, and Topshop. Hawkins’ work is sexy and demure, and it gets to the heart of her subjects. It is this uniqueness that has caught the eye of the fashion world.
Aline & Jacqueline Tappia
Aline and Jacqueline Tappia are a fashion photography duo–twins who were born and raised in Milan, Italy. They moved to London in 2012 where they are now based. They had a traditional education but turned to their passion of photography for a career. The pair has shot for SID Magazine, Fiasco, ODDA, DSECTION, Grit, GQ Italia, and more. Their work features simple backgrounds with great lighting and angles to set off their models.
Julia Galdo is one half of the duo JUCO, comprised of Julia Galdo and Cody Cloud. Galdo attended The San Francisco Art Institute where she received her BFA in photography. Galdo works with their clients through the process of getting ready, and then the pair take turns shooting with one camera. Their photography contains a lot of different colors and graphic elements. JUCO’s work has been featured in Marie Claire, Maxim, Teen Vogue, and many more.
Barbara Anastacio is a young photographer who has made a name for herself with her work for Vogue US, The New York Times, i-D and Nowness. She has also done ad work Versace, Burberry, and Prada. Anastacio studied anthropology and media at Goldsmiths College of the University of London, graduating with her Bachelors in 2007. Her aesthetic is raw and intimate and she aims to make the familiar exotic and the exotic familiar through her photography.
Emma Summerton was born in Australia and studied photography at the National Art School in Sydney before moving to London to work as an assistant to Fiona Banner. Her work is bold and colorful, edgy and striking. Summerton’s love of fashion and her technical knowledge of photography combine in her work to create unique and distinctive imagery with a highly creative dimension. Summerton’s portfolio consists of work for Agent Provocateur, Dazed & Confused, Nylon, i-D, Terry De Havilland, Vogue, Yves Saint Laurent, and Diane von Furstenburg.