JAY MAISEL – MASTER OF STREET SHOOTING, COLOR AND LIGHT
A New Yorker and passionate fan of the Big Apple, Jay Maisel (© Jay Maisel) is one of the world’s leading street-style photographers. Among professionals, he enjoys the fame of a leading specialist in the use of color and lighting. The photographer’s unique ability to work with the finest transitions of shades, to reveal the potential of gestures and poses brought him success. This is one of the most “prolific” American authors, who has been shooting for covers of famous magazines and music albums, commercial campaigns, as well as for self-realization for about 50 years.
Maisel is the winner of awards from the American Society of Photographers for the Media, the International Center for Photography and other influential organizations. His portfolio includes photos of Marilyn Monroe and a photo for Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue album (this is the best-selling jazz album on the planet). Continue reading
MERT ALAS – TURKISH STAR FASHION-PHOTOS
One of the most sought after photographers in the fashion industry, Mert Alas, was born in 1971 in Istanbul. His interest in glossy magazines showed up quite early. Murt’s father was a military pilot. Undoubtedly, the mother, who was a model in the 1960s, influenced the young man’s hobbies.
At age 19, Alas went to the UK. In London, he learned the language and found a job as a stylist. His path in photo modeling began after meeting Markus Piggott in 1994. At one of the photo shoots, a fateful meeting took place that marked the beginning of a creative duet. They had a lot in common in biography, professional preferences and hobbies. The guys rented the attic of an abandoned warehouse and equipped a small studio. Continue reading
DAVID LASCHAPEL – GLOSSY PHOTOGRAPHER, PROVOCATIONAL CLIPMAKER AND MASTER OF SURREALISTIC GLAMOR
American David LaChapelle is known both in the fashion world and in show business. He is one of the most famous glossy photographers of our time, included by the American Photo Association in the top 10 most important people in photography. He is the author of famous video clips for a huge number of musicians of the first magnitude, from Moby, for whose video Christina Ricci turned into an angel, to Christina Aguilera, who was terribly criticized for the video sequence on the verge of a foul to the song Dirrty.
All the famous glossy magazines of the world resorted to the services of an extraordinary photographer. As a director, Lachapelle worked with Elton John, Meraya Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Florence Welch, Robbie Williams and other musicians, receiving awards for the video many times. The National Portrait Gallery in London acquired his work, in which designer Alexander McQueen and his muse Isabella Blow pose. Continue reading