51 of my favourite photographers

There are many great photographers and I’m sure I’ve missed several but some of my favorites are listed below. Through my concept, execution, and post-production analogy you can use these as a benchmark.

Many of the photographers listed here I know well and they will all tell you that there is very little room, if any, for compromise to accomplish many of the images to these standards. Attention to detail, an acute understanding of light, narrative, form, and emotion are necessary to continuously deliver work at this level.  Observational skills are also imperative as is an instinctive or studied understanding of how humans respond to images.

Product & Still Life Photographers

Peter Lippmann

peterlippmann.com

Tal Silverman

talsilverman.com

Spencer Higgins

spencerhiggins.com

Lou Blackshaw

loublackshaw.com

Nicholas Cope

nicholascope.com

Lucas Zarebinski

lucaszarebinski.com

Isabelle Bonjean

ibonjean.com

Barry Makariou

barrymakariou.com

Jonathan Knowles

jknowles.com

Jonathan Beer

jonathanbeer.co.uk

Portrait Photographers

Laura Stevens

laurastevens.co.uk

Nadav Kander

nadavkander.com

Daniel Kennedy

danielkennedy.com

Tom Oldham

tomoldham.com

Nick Fancher

nickfancher.com

Rachell Smith

rachellsmith.com

The Richard Avedon Foundation

avedonfoundation.org

Peter Lindbergh Foundation

instagram.com/thereal...

Beauty Photographers

Alexandre Weinberger

alexandreweinberger.com

Natasha Gerschon

natashagerschon.com

Leonard Gren

leonardgren.com

Florian Sommet

floriansommet.com

Christian Kettiger

kettiger.com

Gavin O'Neill

gavinoneill.com

Fine Art & Conceptual Photographers

Tim Flach

timflach.com

Nicholas Alan Cope & Dustin Edward Arnold

cope-arnold.com

Shinichi Maruyama

shinichimaruyama.com

Javier Vallhonrat

javiervallhonrat.com

Levon Biss

levonbiss.com

Mikko Lagerstedt

mikkolagerstedt.com

Dan Tobin Smith

dantobinsmith.com

David Drebin

daviddrebin.com

Nick Brandt

nickbrandt.com

Jonathan Chritchley

jonathanchritchley.com

Fashion Photographers

Luìs Monteiro

luismonteiro.com

Daria Belikova

dariabelikova.com

Matthieu Belin

matthieubelin.com

Vincent van de Wijngaard

instagram.com/vinc....

Andrea Klarin

andreaklarin.com

Jingna Zhang

zhangjingna.com

Dean Freeman

deanfreeman.com

Automotive Photographers

Graham Thorp

grahamthorp.com

James Haefner

jameshaefner.com

Ambient Life

ambientlife.co.uk

Conceptual, lifestyle & commercial

Jaap Vliegenthart

jaapvliegenthart.nl

Steve Sharp

stevesharp.co

Grayson Lauffenburger

graysonlauffenburger.com

Although I wouldn't like to consider myself one of my favourite photographers 🙂 I have included my own website here for further reference and comparison. I am very humbled to say that others in the industry have ranked my work highly and I'm proud to be an evangelist for high standards in professional photography and education as well as a global ambassador for Hasselblad and Broncolor.

Karl Taylor

karltaylor.com

Comments

    1. Hi James, yes it can be overwhelming but it’s always good as a benchmark and to be inspired. Also don’t forget that what I’ve listed in there is some of the best in the world.

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