We know the famous faces that fashion photographers capture, but do we know the masterminds behind the camera? They collaborate with the brands we use, the models in our magazines and the celebrities on our TVs and radios. They create the content that we crave and we think it is time to take a closer look. So here you have it, five Melbourne based photographers to keep an eye out for.
#1 Carmen Rose
Her images embrace everything dewey, fresh faced and natural; Carmen Rose is a seasoned professional. She has shot countless magazine editorials for the pages of Jute and Lucy’s magazine, not to mention her advertising campaigns, capturing everything from hair and makeup, to some of Australia’s next top models. Her feed is filled with peachy tones and soothing tans and golds – she is a must follow!
#2 Aaron McPolin
Not for the faint hearted, Aaron McPolin’s work breaks boundaries and tests limits. Not only does Andrew McPolin share his passion and vision through educating others, but he also won the photographer of the year at the 2018 International Photography Awards. Each shot carries meaning and is expressive, symbolic and emotive. For a bit of food for thought or even to diversify your feed, keep up to date with his profile – you will not regret it.
#3 Katie Fergus
Risking her life for the perfect shot, according to Katie Fergus, is not unusual. Starting out shooting street style and #OOTDs, she now captures the most glamorous people at some of the most highly sought after events Australia has to offer. She has stared through her lense at the faces of Paris Jackson, Jennifer Hawkins, Steph Claire Smith, Rebecca Judd and Jessie Murphy. Katie has graced New York fashion week with her presence and has worked as a freelance photographer for Forever New, Who What Wear Australia and The Connection.
#4 Lauren Schulz
Think sandy skin, wet hair and stripped back, close-ups of sunkissed, freckled beauties. Natural and beachy this talented Melbourne fashion photographer has worked with Aussie bombshells like Isabelle Mathers, Michaela Wain, Vanessa Moe, Lily Brown and Sarah Tilleke. Collaborating with brands like Swisse, Asilio, In the Style, and delving into videography for Style Addict, her work has been published online for Elle, Sofia the Label and Mollini shoes.
#5 Ally Phillips
Sleek and professional, Ally’s photos have undoubtedly danced across your computer screen during an online shopping spree. Refusing to shy away from a good close up, her work ranges from fashion, to product and commercial including some gorgeous snaps for Lita Magazine. With a repertoire longer than Ariana Grande’s ponytail, this chick seriously knows how to capture a moment.