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15 Most Famous Photographers around the world and their photos
1. Mario Testino - Famous Photographers
One of fashion's most sought-after snappers, Mario Testino was born in 1954 in Lima, Peru. He came to London in 1976, took a flat in an abandoned hospital near Trafalgar Square, and began selling portfolios (for £25, including hair and make-up) to wannabe models. Today he is best known for his highly polished, exotically bright ad campaigns and his exquisitely styled photographs of the couture scene all of which carry a deceptive air of nonchalance. Now at the top of his profession, Testino has shot Madonna for Versace as well as photographing the late Diana, Princess of Wales for her famous Vanity Fair cover in 1997. His popularity with designers and fashion editors stems as much from his professionalism and good nature as his unerring ability to take beautiful pictures which sell clothes. (Bio from website: http://www.mariotestino.us/)
Steve McCurry was born on February 24, 1950 in Pennsylvania, attended Penn State University. Steve McCurry (born February 24, 1950) is an American photojournalist best known for his photograph, "Afghan Girl" that originally appeared in National Geographic magazine. He originally planned to study cinematography and filmmaking, but ended up getting a degree in theater arts and graduating in 1974. He became interested in photography when he started taking pictures for the Penn State newspaper The Daily Collegian. After working at Today's Post in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania for two years, he left for India to freelance. It was here that McCurry learned to watch and wait on life. “If you wait,” he realized, “people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view.” http://stevemccurry.com/ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Some of his works..
3. Timothy Hogan - Famous Photographers
Timothy Hogan is an award-winning luxury goods and still life photographer and director working in New York, Los Angeles, and London. Timothy Hogan’s driven self-motivation keeps him on his own two feet. As a photographer, director, cinematographer, and avid surfer, he is a jack of all trades, working with global clients on everything but the kitchen sink – from still life, to film, to fashion. He recently produced a collection of photos entitled, “The FIN Project” that merges his love for still life and an obsession with surfing with the goal of exposing “the shape of the wave… and the way a quarter of an inch can make a dog into a ‘magic’ board.” Few photographers have chronicled surfboard fins, and Hogan has breached the topic, with a mix of modern and old architecture – some wood, some color, each one with its own distinct aura. The photos remind us of how the simplicity of objects can become in their own way, beautiful masterpieces. timothy-hogan.com
4. Christian Aslund - Famous Photographers
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Christian Aslund is a photographer based in Stockholm, Sweden.He was a winner in a Professional Campaign. Honkey Kong - an advertising campaign for the sneaker brand Jim Rickey, shot on location in Hong Kong. A 2d platform game tribute. Images were shot from skyscrapers toward the ground, using a telephoto lens to make the image as flat as possible to make it look like a platform game. christian.se
Kait Robinson is a Brooklyn-based fashion, beauty and portrait photographer, Kait Robinson, is a 22-year-old student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She likes to spend her time traveling, taking pictures (obviously) and eating lots of good food. She has also recently discovered that she hates writing about herself. kaitrobinson.com/about
6. Jeremy Cowart - Famous Photographers
At his core, Jeremy is an artist. Starting out as a painter first, Jeremy fell in love with the creative process. He then went on to study graphic design in college and founded his own graphic design company, Pixelgrazer, in 2001. Jeremy really only began taking pictures to bring texture into his design work. But before he knew it, he realized that photography was his true passion. So in April of 2005, Jeremy switched over to it full time and he has never looked back. In a relatively short amount of time, Jeremy earned the respect of artists, photographers, and celebrities alike. Now hailed as one of the trailblazers in the industry, Jeremy sees photography as a natural extension of his passion for the arts. twitter.com/jeremycowart
7. Annie Leibovitz - Famous Photographers
Arguably the most famous portrait photographer working today, Leibovitz has photographed many of the world’s major celebrities, often in elaborate and imaginative set-ups.When Leibovitz returned to the United States in 1970, she started her career as staff photographer, working for the just launched Rolling Stone magazine. In 1973, publisher JannWenner named Leibovitz chief photographer of Rolling Stone, a job she would hold for 10 years. Leibovitz worked for the magazine until 1983, and her intimate photographs of celebrities helped define the Rolling Stone look. While working for Rolling Stone, Leibovitz became more aware of the other magazines. Richard Avedon's portraits were an important and powerful example in her life. She learned that she could work for magazines and still create personal work, which for her was the most important. She sought intimate moments with her subjects, who "open their hearts and souls and lives to you." She was awarded The Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS) in recognition of a sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography in 2009 facebook.com/AnnieLeibovitz
8. David LaChapelle
David LaChapelle is known internationally for his exceptional talent in combining
a unique hyper-realistic aesthetic with profound social messages.
LaChapelle’s photography career began in the 1980’s when he began showing
his artwork in New York City galleries. His work caught the eye of Andy Warhol,
who offered him his first job as a photographer at Interview Magazine. His
photographs of celebrities in Interview garnered positive attention, and before
long he was shooting for a variety of top editorial publications and creating some
of the most memorable advertising campaigns of his generation.
LaChapelle’s striking images have graced the covers and pages of Italian Vogue,
French Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Rolling Stone and i-D, and he has photographed
some of the most recognizable faces on the planet, including Tupac Shakur,
Madonna, Eminem, Andy Warhol, Philip Johnson, Lance Armstrong, Pamela
Anderson, Lil’ Kim, Uma Thurman, Elizabeth Taylor, David Beckham, Jeff Koons,
Leonardo DiCaprio, Hillary Clinton, Muhammad Ali, Britney Spears, Amanda
Lepore, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West,
and Angelina Jolie, to name a few. After establishing himself as a
fixture in contemporary photography, LaChapelle decided to branch out and
direct music videos, live theatrical events, and documentary films.
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9. Janae Shields
Janae found her passion for photography at a young age when she inherited her grandfather’s 35mm camera. She knew from the moment she took her first picture that this was her life’s path. This passion for seeing the world through imagery took her to Brooks Institute of Photography where she continued to expand the foundation on which her future photography career is based. Shortly after graduation, she married her true love and found that weddings were the medium in which she would express her art. Having specialized in weddings for 10 years, newborn and family portraiture were added to the mix after the birth of her first son in 2011. She continues to love photographing both weddings and families and looks forward to being part of these cherished moments in your life.
Janae currently resides in San Francisco with her husband and their three sons. Her images have been featured in Style Me Pretty, The Knot, The Knot Northern California and Wedding Chicks as well as having been awarded at Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. When not shooting she can be found getting into mischief with her three rambunctious sons, usually at the beach down the street from their home.
Julia joined Janae Shields Photography in 2011 after having relocated back to the bay area. She also attended Brooks Institute of Photography and was thrilled to be returning to her home city after graduation. She comes to JSP as an associate photographer available for your wedding. Her passion for photography and sunny disposition are assets to any celebration. WORKS
Nicholas Samaras, is one of the most passionate and committed underwater photographers. His love and dedication to sea and its creatures in combination with his characteristic effort to bring out to surface the beauty of the marine world with a unique aesthetics, established him in a very short period of time both in Greece and abroad.His first attempt to participate in an international underwater photography competition held in 2006 (DAN EUROPE PHOTO CONTEST) was a success. This award answered all questions that he had, about the quality of his work and the forced him to continue efforts to be widely recognized in the field of underwater photography.From 2006 until today many awards in underwater photography competitions and festivals followed in Greece and abroad, including, NELOS International Underwater Photo & Film Festival, Festival Mondial De L'Image Sous Marine, Scuba Diving Magazine International Annual Contest (USA), Greek National Underwater Photography Championship, Annual Contest underwaterphotography.com, International Underwater Photography Contest ''CITTA' DI VENEZIA 2010'', PELAGOS Festival etc Facebook.com/Nicholas.Samaras.UWPhotography
One of the world’s most respected and well-known photographers, Anne Geddes creates images that are iconic, award winning and beloved. Like no photographer before, her imagery singularly captures the beauty, purity and vulnerability of children embodying her deeply held belief that each and every child must be “protected, nurtured and loved”.
After moving to Auckland, New Zealand, with Kel her husband, who launched the first commercial television network in New Zealand in 1988; Anne set up her first official studio. Anne’s first ever photograph to be published was in a local New Zealand magazine. This feature on Anne and her photography created an interest in, what was seen to be at the time, a very different style of portraiture.
Andrea Gjestvang is a Norwegian photographer based between Oslo and Berlin. For the past years, she has been focusing on the northern parts of the world, where she explores the intimate life and persistence of people living in remote and inaccessible environments. Her work has a strong political view on the social and anthropological issues related to globalization, identity and cultural uniqueness.
Florian Ritter is from Frankfurt, Germany. Known for his landscape & travel photography, he worked and lived around the world before settling in Shanghai in 2009. He offers studio, portraiture, corporate & still life photography services. As a freelance creative director he worked on international ad campaigns, corporate design, illustrations and web design concepts for clients like Adidas, Remy Martin, Haier, UK Pavilion, FinnAir, Ikea& Opel.creativehunt.com/shanghai/listing/florian-ritter
Michael Kenna (born 1953) is an English photographer best known for his black & white landscapes. He has received the following awards: Honorary Master of Arts (Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2003),Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters (Ministry of Culture, France, 2000),Golden Saffron Award, (Consuegra, Spain, 1996),Institute for Aesthetic Development Award (Pasadena, California, USA, 1989),Art in Public Buildings Award (California Arts Council Commission, Sacramento, California, USA, 1987),Imogen Cunningham Award (San Francisco, California, USA, 1981). michaelkenna.net
Cape Town - A new survey conducted by GoEuro has revealed that Cape Town ranks 31st among the most expensive cities in the world for accommodation.
price index study covered 60 000 properties - including Airbnb, 1 to 5
star hotels as well as hostels - in 150 different cities in order to
analyse the price effect on the industry and how this affects
Unsurprisingly the index noted that many travellers
are favouring shared accommodation options like Airbnb and hostels over
traditional hotels. Another interesting point they picked up on, is the
fact that millennials are taking a greater share of the market, helping
hostels grow at a faster pace than the hotel industry.
reports that while the Mother City ranked 31st overall at an average
rate of $99 (R1 147 at R11.61/dollar) per night, it was 26th most
expensive for hotels and 47th for Airbnb property.
New York topped the list with an average price of $246 (R2 852).