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Men behind The Camera (part 1)

A stunning image certainly not only coming from the object that invites admiration, but also the cold hands of professional photographers behind the camera shots.

Who said life in the field of  photography can not make an abundance of money? The following photographers of the world may not be able to count how many digits in their account. We can easily find out who the person who snapped the pictures based on signature of every shoot in world various fashion magazines such as Bazaar, Vogue, Vanity Fair V-Magazine, Cosmopolitan , new product campaign of fashion house, many fashion film, books, music video, and exhibition of their own.

I would like to invite you to get to know the “doctor” behind the captivating images in a variety of magazine covers the world, here they are

1. MARIO TESTINO

Mario Testino is one of the world’s most influential photographers. His cultural and commercial zeitgeist has made him a much sought after creative partner in the fashion and beauty industry today. His work has been featured across the globe in magazines from Vogue to Vanity Fair and he has contributed to the success of many leading fashion and beauty houses through advertising campaigns, from Burberry and Gucci to Dolce & Gabbana and Versace.

 Testino has had many exhibitions of his photography in museums and galleries around the world. In 2002 The National Portrait Gallery in London opened his exhibition, Portraits by Mario Testino, which is still their highest attended exhibit on record. It then travelled to Milan, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Mexico City and Lima. In 2010, Testino was invited by the renowned Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid to exhibit his work, one of the few living artists to have done so. He has also been invited by the prestigious Museum of Fine Art in Boston, USA, to exhibit in a new show due to open in October 2012; his first museum show in the United States of America. As a portrait photographer he captures the actors, beauties and worldwide celebrities of the moment, as well as receiving royal commissions from The Prince of Wales, Prince William, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Diana Princess of Wales, and Her Majesty Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan.

In addition to his work in the world’s greatest magazines, Mario Testino has published 10 books of his photography, he has received many awards internationally among other recognitions for his achievements. Testino, who was born in Lima, Peru, was awarded his country’s highest honour in 2010, the Grand Cross Order of Merit, presented to him by the President of Peru. More recently, 2011 marked his 30 years as a photographer.

2. NICK KNIGHT

Digital manipulation, unconventional models, streaming shoots live on the net – Nick Knight has torn up the rule book on fashion photography.

Nick Knight is among the world’s most influential photographers as well as being Director & founder of SHOWstudio.com the fashion & art internet broadcasting channel.  He has won numerous awards for his editorial work for Vogue, Dazed & Confused, W magazine, i-D, and Visionaire, as well as for fashion and advertising projects for clients including Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Levi Strauss, Yohji Yamamoto and Yves Saint Laurent. On the 24th October 2006 Nick Knight was awarded the prestigious Moet Chandon Fashion Tribute for 2006, which he celebrated by throwing a masked ball at Horace Walpoles Gothic revival treasure, Strawberry Hill.

As a fashion photographer, Nick Knight has consistently challenged conventional notions of beauty.  His first book of photographs, skinheads, was published in 1982.  He has since produced Nicknight, a 12 year retrospective, and Flora, a series of flower pictures.  Knight’s work has been exhibited at such institutions as the Victoria & Albert Museum, Saatchi Gallery, the Photographers Gallery and Hayward Gallery and recently The Tate Modern.  He has produced a permanent installation, Plant Power, for the Natural History Museum in London.

Knight also directed Lady Gaga Born This Way music Video

3. DAVID BAILEY

David Royston Bailey CBE (born 2 January 1938) is an iconic figure who is regarded as one of the best British photographers.[1][2] Born in the East End,[3] he became a photographic assistant at the John French studio, then photographer for John Cole’s Studio Five before being contracted as a fashion photographer for British Vogue magazine in 1960. Along with Terence Donovan and Brian Duffy, he captured and helped create the ‘Swinging London‘ of the 1960s. In 2012, the BBC made a film of the story of his classic 1962 New York photoshoot with Jean Shrimpton

In 1960, David Bailey began photographing for British Vogue, and his fashion work and celebrity portraiture, known for stark backgrounds and dramatic lighting effects, transformed British fashion and celebrity photography. His work reflects the 1960s British cultural trend of breaking down antiquated and rigid class barriers by injecting a ‘punk’ look into both clothing and artistic products.

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4. RANKIN

Synonymous with compelling portraiture, Rankin’s lens captures, creates and unveils icons. 

John Rankin Waddell, working name Rankin, born 1966, is an English portrait and fashion photographer.. Rankin made his name in publishing, founding the seminal monthly magazine Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack in 1992. It provided a platform for innovation for emerging stylists, designers, photographers and writers. The magazine went on to forge a distinctive mark in the arts and publishing spheres, and developed a cult status forming and moulding trends, and bringing some of the brightest lights in fashion to the foreground.

Riding on the success of the Dazed wave, Rankin took his photography to the wider market, creating landmark editorial and advertising campaigns. His body of work features some of the most celebrated publications, biggest brands and pioneering charities, including Nike, Swatch, Dove, Pantene, Diageo, Women’s Aid, and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. He has shot covers for Elle, German Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Esquire and GQ, and worked with Rolling Stone and Wonderland. His work has always endeavoured to question social norms and ideas of beauty, and in late 2000, Rankin published the heteroclite quarterly Rank, an experimental anti-fashion magazine celebrating the unconventional.

Rankin lives in London with his wife, Tuuli, and son, Lyle.

There are no rights attached to me for all the picture above. all images adapted from mariotestino.com, nickknight.com, rankin.co.uk, david-bailey.co.uk, google. The picture above is only for the purposes of this blog alone. I am not responsible for the use outside of it.

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