Photographer Antoine Verglas was born in Paris. He began his career on the other side of the camera, working as the host on a popular French television show after graduating from France’s prestigious E.S.C. school of Business. Verglas then had the idea that would be his entree to the fast paced world of fashion photography.
It was then, in 1990 when Verglas moved to New York with his camera and his vision. Pluck and persistence paid off, with a documentary style photo series for French Elle which featured some of the top names in modeling. Shooting Stephanie Seymore, Linda Evangelista, Naomi, Claudia Shiffer and Cindy Crawford at home in very personal portraits just as they were reaching celebrity status was his big break, and indicative of the style which has become the Verglas signature.
This intimate style of capturing the person behind the camera has led to the rapid pace of work Verglas now has shooting for the world’s top fashion magazines. His photographs have appeared in Elle, Esquire, GQ, Maxim, Sports Illustrated and Vogue.
Bruno Bisang was born in 1952 and spent much of his youth in Ascona, a picturesque little town in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland.
When he was 19 he attended the School of Applied Arts for Photography in Zurich, wich was followed by a photographic apprenticeship.
Since 1979 Bruno Bisang has worked as a freelance photographer, first in Zurich, and then for a time in Milan and Munich.
Now he works between Milan, New York, Zurich and Paris for a renowned clientele.
Ellen von Unwerth is a German photographer best known for her playfully erotic images of female pop musicians and models. Over the course of her career, the artist has photographed Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Rihanna, among many others. “Technique undoubtedly helps make photography magical, but I prefer to work with atmosphere,” she has said. “I think that the obsession with technique is a male thing. I would rather search for a new model or location.”
Born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1954, she was raised in various foster homes in Bavaria. Discovered by a model-scout in Munich at 20 years old, she relocated to Paris, where she earned a living as a model for the next 10 years before turning to photography. In 1989, she shot Claudia Schiffer for a Guess fashion campaign, a commission which effectively launched her career. Since then, von Unwerth’s images have appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview, and other publications, she has also shot campaigns for brands such as Dior, John Galliano, Ralph Lauren, and Uniqlo. In 1991, the artist won first prize at the International Festival of Fashion Photography, and American Photo Magazine named her as one of the most important people in photography in 1998. In 2017, the artist was the subject of the exhibition “Ellen von Unwerth Heimat,” at TASCHEN Gallery in Los Angeles, coinciding with a book launch of the same name.
The leading Belgian Fine Art photographer Frank De Mulder is a celebrated personality within the international photo scene. He has worked for large advertising campaigns and well-known magazines, including Playboy, FHM, GQ, Maxim and Elle.
De Mulder’s most intriguing work, however, are the intimate impressions of female emotions and beauty. De Mulder released 5 books with the renowned publishing group teNeues: SENSES (2007), PURE (2010), GLORIOUS (2013), HEAVEN (2015) and TRIBUTE (2017).
The images are never provocative, but they tend to balance on the edge of what is forbidden. That balance is what makes the photographs so powerful and interesting. De Mulder shows us the delicate sensual world of women—from fragile and emotional to flamboyant and erotic—always at the highest level of beauty.
Italian photographer Marco Tenaglia is known for his daring and provocative fashion portraiture.
His bold and intriguing photographic vision is the result of a mixture of both contemporary and classic styles.
Tenaglia’s women aren’t classical expression of beauty. Often photographed in recurring poses, placed in luxury or decadent settings, they show a strong personality and a sort of cold sensuality.
His photographs are balancing on this fine and sometimes tricky line between fashion-beauty-glamour and erotic-sexy-trashy, resulting in elegant and sophisticated black and white photography with a timeless quality and the perfection of imperfection.
Renowned for being easy to work with, Marco ensures a comfortable, friendly but always professional atmosphere for every production.
Mario Testino OBE is widely regarded as one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers of our times. His photographs have been published internationally in magazines such as Vogue, V Magazine and Vanity Fair. He has contributed to the success of leading fashion and beauty houses, creating emblematic images for brands from Gucci, Burberry, Versace and Michael Kors to CHANEL, Estée Lauder and Dolce & Gabbana.
Alongside his 40-year practice as a photographer, Testino has realised a body of work as a creative director, guest editor, museum founder, art collector/collaborator and entrepreneur. In 2007, at the request of his clients to provide full creative direction services, he formed MARIOTESTINO+ which today is a growing team of individuals who support Testino to realise the breadth of his creative output.
Miles Aldridge is a British fashion photographer.
Best known for his cinematic images of women, Aldridge’s work is often brightly lit by fluorescent colors and depicts a world that is at once glamorous and surreal. He aggressively confronts themes of religion, popular culture, and 1950s Americana through his signature brand of moody imagery and dark humor.
Born in 1964 in London, England to famed album-cover graphic designer Alan Aldrige, he grew up surrounded by celebrities like John Lennon and Eric Clapton, fostering an early interest in pop culture and art. After studying illustration at the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, Aldridge worked as a music video director, and in 1993, turned to fashion photography.
His work has since appeared in many publications, including W magazine, Vogue, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaae, and The New Yorker. His photographs are also held in numerous permanent collections including the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the International Center of Photography in New York.
Nicolas Bets arrives in Paris from his native Belgium at 17, to become, like his mother, a photographer. He graduated after only one year in photography school.
During seven years, he attends to great names in the profession, such as Claus Wichrath and Jean-Daniel Lorieux.
On its best playing field, combining delusion and rigor, the aesthetics and sense of detail are pushed to the extreme. Between the harmony of colors, the sets, and the expressive power of the characters (sometimes numerous) he puts on stage, Nicolas Bets signs a recognizable and unique brand of his kind.
Nicolas Guérin is a guy who loves cinema and enjoys taking pictures.
His favorite subjects are the old geniuses from the film industry with nice white beards, usually met in Cannes or Berlin.
Sometimes he prefers to travel the world and shoot nude girls in polaroids, because it is fun.
His favorite color is the grey and he is happy with this..
Nicolas shares his time between portraiture, fashion and commercials, including cover stories for ESQUIRE, GQ, TIME, SIGHT & SOUND, IO DONNA, LE MONDE, POSITIF, 3COULEURS, TRANSFUGE, GLINT, FIASCO, and recent commercials for clients as ROLEX, LONGINES, SCHWEPPES, PEUGEOT, TECHNOMARINE, MIKLI STARCK EYES, BEAUME&MERCIER, JEAGER LECOUTRE, ESSILOR, LOZZA, PARROT, GRAND OPTICAL, PLAYBOY …
His work is worldwide distributed by Contour ( GETTY )
Known for his memorable cinematic images, Peter Lindbergh is recognised as one of the most influential contemporary photographers. Born in Lissa (Germany) in 1944, he spent his childhood in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).
He worked as a window dresser for a local department store and enrolled the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts in the early 1960’s. He remembers these years: “I preferred actively seeking out van Gogh’s inspirations, my idol, rather than painting the mandatory portraits and landscapes taught in Art schools…”.