Mario Testino is a Peruvian fashion photographer. He has worked for many of the world’s biggest fashion publications including Vogue, Vanity Fair and V, and worked for designers like Burberry, Versace, Gucci, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Estee Lauder and Michael Kors. Some of his celebrity clients include Prince William and Kate Middleton, Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Kate Moss and many others. In 2002, London’s The National Portrait Gallery staged the very popular exhibition “Portraits” by Mario Testino, which became the museum’s second most popular exhibit ever.
Steven Meisel is an American photographer who’s claim to fame is his contributions to US and Italian Vogue. He is one of the world’s most successful fashion photographers in the industry, working mainly for Conde Nast and designers Versace, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana and Calvin Klein. Prior to Meisel success in photography, he worked as an illustrator for Halston and also taught illustration at Parson’s school of design.
Nick Knight is the London-based founder and Director of SHOWstudio.com, the fashion and art broadcasting channel. His portfolio features work for Vogue, Dazed & Confused, W magazine, i-D, and Visionaire as well as fashion advertising campaigns for Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, Yohji Yamamoto and YSL.
Lindbergh began making his mark on the industry in the 1980’s. He is known for his black and white photographs that take lead from early German cinema. In 1978, Lindbergh began working internationally for Vogue (Italian, English, French, German and American) and this newly found editorial success lead to work at the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Allure and Rolling Stone. In 1992, Lindbergh signed a contract with Harper’s Bazaar. During that time, he worked on campaigns for Armani, Jil Sander, Prada and Donna Karan among others.
Like the others, Patrick Demarchelier is an influential fashion photographer. He has become known for his iconic portraits, magazine covers and campaigns for prominent fashion houses. Demarchelier has no formal qualifications, but rather has learned from his mistakes and has been quoted saying that being a successful photographer is much like being a successful athlete, “you must practice every day.”