Iconic Male Fashion Photographers

  1. Steven Meisel – Is one of the most important fashion photographers in the industry. He has photographed every single cover of Italian Vogue from 1988, as well as every Prada campaign since 2004. He is the man behind Madonna’s 1984 album, Like a virgin. His other campaigns have been with brands like Gap, Versace & Zara.


Left: Vogue Russia (2010); Right: Vogue Italia (1990); Below: Zara (2017)


2. Paolo Roversi –  An Italian-born contemporary photographer, Paolo’s work has been featured in the Italian editions of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire. He is a very innovative photographer, creating dreamy images with dark lighting. Paolo’s trademark 8 x 10” Polaroid format is a very romantic and ethereal way to present the art of fashion.


Unseen Photographs of Rihanna by Paola

3. David Bailey – A British photographer who has been the official photographer for British Vogue for many years, is one of the most celebrated and renowned photographers. His simple and clean style is extremely imaginative and thought-provoking.


Portraits: Mick Jagger (1964); Andy Warhol (1965)


Vogue Paris (2013) Kate Moss

4. Bruce Weber – An American photographer and filmmaker, his images are known to feature a lot of skin and often display men wearing only underwear. These images have been extremely controversial but have made him one of the most iconic fashion photographers. He has done campaigns for brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Barneys, Calvin Klein etc, as well as spreads in magazines like Vogue, Elle and Vanity Fair.


Left: Barney’s New York S/S 2015; Right: VMAN Magazine 2016

5. Peter Lindbergh –  A German photographer and director, he was Anna Wintour’s first photographer in Vogue in 1988. Responsible for changing perceptions in modeling and photography, his powerful, honest and intimate black-and-white portraits stand out as some of the best in contemporary fashion.


Taschen Books


Anna Wintour’s first Vogue Cover


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