Photo: Greg Kadel for Numero
From Irving Penn to Man Ray, photographers have always had a resonating importance in fashion. With highly-trafficked blogs and websites from Fashion Gone Rogue to Le Fashion Image now dedicated to the medium, the stock of the men and women behind the lens continues to rise.
Get in on the conversation with our list of who's who in fashion photography right now. Some have already been christened by one Vogue or another, while others are working their way up via the alternative mag route. But each are putting their unique stamp on the business, while making designer wares and model visages appear even prettier.
Greg Kadel (above)
Kadel studied marine biology and fine art at university, and the diverse education may have been just the perfect preparation for shooting fashion's fauna. A bevy of top models (and not the Tyra Banks kind) have posed for his keen eye for the pages of i-D, AnOther magazine, Numero, Harper's Bazaar and multiple editions of Vogue. Tack on adverts for Louis Vuitton, Lancome and DVF, and his edgy, often black-and-white images, have established a standard that's consistently cool.
Photos: Greg Kadel, Numero