I woke up to a nice surprise this morning. Gotham magazine did a featured story on photographers New Yorkers should know, and I was on the list. So cool :)
Photography isn’t just a way to capture runway looks at New York Fashion Week. These 10 shutter artists know how to take pretty pictures to the next level. Image is everything, or so a photographer will tell you. With so many amateurs rushing around NYFW with point and shoots this week, there’s never been a better time to spotlight real, bonafide photographers. These artists have been published in everything from major glossies like Elle and Vogue to indies like The Wild and Beautiful Savage, among others. They’ve shot supermodels, celebrities, and nobodies, and created some remarkable images along the way.
Chad Saville is the Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Savage, an independent art and fashion glossy in New York City. Gotham x Beautiful Savage is a creative partnership between New York City’s premier luxury magazine and Beautiful Savage. For more information, visit beautifulsavage.com or @chadsaville.
At just 15, Olivia Bee won a contract with Converse and began her career as a professional photographer. Since that time, she’s decided to skip college and pursue photography, shooting for Vice, The New York Times Magazine, and Le Monde d’Hermès. She is featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Beautiful Savage, “The Youth Issue,” on stands next month.
Fashion photographer Jamie Nelson was born in a cabin in a small town in Texas and first picked up a camera at 17. After attending the Brooks Institute of Photography, she moved to New York City and has shot for a large roster of commercial clients and publications including Lily Allen, Maybelline, Allure, Vogue, and Elle.
Lindsay Adler is a jaw-dropping talent behind the lens, with publications like Noise, Bullett Magazine, Beautiful Savage, and Zink on her resume. When she’s not taking photos for commercial clients and print glossies, she’s traveling the world to teach other aspiring photographers how to shoot fashion.
After cutting his teeth in Paris in the 1990s, this French photographer and director moved to New York City to work with an exclusive roster of hip-hop artists including Rick Ross, Jay-Z, and 50 Cent. He’s shot multiple covers for VIBE magazine and most recently for The Wild, featuring supermodel Rianne ten Haken.
Jodi Jones runs a full-service creative direction, advertising, and photography studio in New York City, specializing in helping clients like McCann, Kenneth Cole, and Bullett Media tell their stories. Her knowledge of color, composition, and fashion production are second to none.
(Photo credit: Abby Brothers photographed by Nikola Tamindzic for the upcoming first issue of Live FAST magazine).
Nikola Tamindzic’s boundary-pushing aesthetic evokes both desire and restraint, celebrating clean composition with a spirit of rebellion. Much of his portfolio was shot in natural light, in the moment... and in locations that he probably snuck into. Nylon, The New York Times, Gawker, and Maxim are just a few of his clients. He’s also featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Beautiful Savage magazine.
Photographer David Krovblit, creator and director of the eponymous Krovblit commercial advertising brand, creates rich, conceptual narratives in photography and video. His fashion photography and films are incredible, and often poke fun at common tropes in the industry. Krovblit was nominated in the advertising category of the 7th annual Photography Masters Cup in May.
Nico Iliev is a fashion and beauty photographer with a slick, film-noir aesthetic. He's shot for glossies such as FLATT, Nylon, Gotham, and Beautiful Savage and works with a list of commercial clients including Redken, Elizabeth Arden, and Eugenia Kim. Iliev lives in Brooklyn, but splits his time between New York, Paris, and Berlin for work.
This Brooklyn-based celebrity and fashion photographer attributes his strong work ethic and attention to detail to his grandfather and his Cuban heritage. Oviedo’s mother gave him his first camera, and he’s since shot for some of the biggest musicians and brands in the world.
Dwayne Michael Campbell is a New York City-born fashion/portrait photographer and cinematographer whose mastery of composition and narrative disarms both his subjects and his viewers. He is based in Brooklyn.