Photographs and photographers
What I like and what inspires me.
Joey L is an American, commercial photographer who specializes in fine art portraits and documentary. His work is cinematic and contemporary, his style unique and interesting.
Boy Scouts of America/ National Geographic Channel
I particularly like the lighting and post-production process in his photos, portraits especially – it creates the feeling of intimacy, something special captured on the photograph. They look almost like paintings.
He writes a blog about his work, projects, equipment and general stuff – http://www.joeyl.com/blog/
Video tutorials – https://www.learnfromjoeyl.com/
His work is not relevant to my FMP, but I really like his style and I feel like it can be a very useful reference for my other projects, especially if I want to expand my improve my portraiture skills.
English fashion photographer, known for his extravagant staging and romantic motifs. His photographs are regularly published in Vogue magazine and many others. He received many prestigious awards and a list of his clients includes top film and fashion celebrities.
I particularly like his portraits, like those ones:
They’re all very simple, yet full of character. Accessories make them very personal and interesting, even though they are all taken on the same white background, by the white table. Lighting looks soft and not very complicated (soft box and a white screen maybe? ).
Other interesting photographs in his portfolio are a fully staged, over-the-top fashion shoots, like these:
There’s always a lot going on in his photographs, all the props and decorations are as important as the model and outfit themselves. They are dreamlike, very often surreal, always fully staged, which makes them even more incredible, considering attention to details and creativity. A lot of them seem to be inspired by paintings and fairy tales.
Swedish photographer specializing in commercial still life photography and graphic. His photographs are esthetic, perfectly planned and composed. He uses various objects to tell the story about the object or to juxtapose it, in order to enhance it’s qualities and make it look more interesting:
He plays with the composition, steps out of the norm and create an incredibly attractive images. I particularly like the soft light on most of them and a very obvious attention to detail.