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23 Fashion Photographers Redefining Lookbook Aesthetics

From Los Angeles to Melbourne, these fashion photographers balance minimalism with glamour.

The best fashion photography portfolio websites tend to keep things simple.

Take a peek at a recent edition of your favorite art or fashion mag—you’re likely to notice loads of white space with few design elements and simple text. Picking up on this aesthetic trend, fashion photographers’ portfolios tend towards extreme simplicity, letting their work take center stage.

We rounded up some of the best emerging fashion photographers using Format for their online portfolio. From Los Angeles to Melbourne, these photographers play with quirky poses and alternative post-production techniques to get images worthy of being published by style magazines.

Here are 23 emerging fashion photographers you should keep your eyes on. For even more website design inspiration, check out our huge list of the best websites built using Format.

1. Tasha Tylee

Melbourne-based photographer Tasha Tylee’s work is gorgeous, surreal, and often avant garde. Her fashion photography portfolio uses a bold burgundy background to offset the colors of her work.

Format Theme: Slate

2. Lawrence Cortez

Toronto-based fashion photographer Lawrence Cortez uses a grid layout to offer an overview of selected projects on his online portfolio homepage. Hovering over each image brings up the title of the project, and viewers can click through to see more from each shoot.

Format Theme: Ora

3. Helen Eriksson

Swedish photographer Helen Eriksson, based in New York, keeps her portfolio elegant with lots of white space. Her work, which has a contemporary, high fashion feel, has appeared in Nylon, Refinery29, and Oyster.

Format Theme: Offset

4. Agnieszka Chabros

This Melbourne-based photographer, who counts i-D, Ignant, and Oyster among her publishing credits, creates images with a lush, regal feel that seem somehow transported from another era. In addition to fashion photography, she also does conceptual photo work.

Format Theme: Sierra

5. Renee Parkhurst

Based between LA and Europe, Renee Parkhurst is a seasoned fashion photographer, having worked with brands like Nasty Gal, American Apparel, and Levi’s. She uses a website layout with full-size images to show off the details of her work.

Format Theme: Panorama

6. Nikki Krecicki

Nikki Krecicki’s fashion photography is dreamy and unreal, juxtaposed next to shots of beaches and overgrown backyards. In her bio, she says she “began making pictures while living in a humid subtropical climate in North Carolina.” Now based in Brooklyn, it’s easy to see how living in the South influenced Krecicki’s work, which feels meditative in a refreshingly non-New York way.

Format Theme: Horizon

7. Linda McIntosh

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Linda McIntosh is a stylist as well as a fashion photographer. Her shoots, for magazines like Cake, Sicky, and Sukeban, are daring and often amazingly weird. Her portfolio features photos that fill up the entire screen, giving the photos an immersive feel.

Format Theme: Panorama

9. Monet Lucki

Based in New York, photographer Monet Lucki moves between shooting high fashion (Vogue, fashion week backstage) and intimate, personal work that includes portraits and scenery. Lucki’s portfolio allows for simple navigation between her varied work, which she keeps pared down, with just three categories of images and a separate page for press mentions.

Format Theme: Offset

10. Christine Kreiselmaier

A multilingual talent with a background in art history, Swiss photographer Christine Kreiselmaier has an enviable portfolio that includes shoots for Vogue, Elle, Tatler, and much more. A large logo and clean header menu add a professional feel to her website.

Format Theme: Mica

11. Constance Victoria Phillips

UK photographer Constance Victoria Phillips’s super clean and classic aesthetic has lead to her snagging shoots with brands like Nike and Urban Outfitters. Her portfolio displays a wide variety of work in a neat grid, an ideal way to show off the portraits that are her specialty.

Format Theme: Peak

12. Emilia Staugaard

This Copenhagen-based fashion photographer keeps her portfolio minimal, with a homepage that shows off a selection of work highlights and a sidebar gallery sharing specific categories of work. Staugaard has worked with Elle Denmark, Pansy Magazine, and Boys By Girls.

Format Theme: Horizon Left

13. Anthony Deeying

Anthony Deeying holds your attention right away with a landing page that features a looping gif of his best images. The New York photographer’s black and pink sidebar menu is a unique touch that adds some personality to an otherwise simple portfolio. The choice to let photos fill up the entire screen also helps give Deeying’s portfolio a strong impact.

Format Theme: Horizon Left

14. Renata Kaveh

Toronto fashion photographer Renata Kaveh’s portfolio is as bold and impactful as her work. A color-coordinated editorial gallery acts as her homepage, highlighting her best shoots in one easy to view page.

Format Theme: Mica

15. Polly Hanrahan

This London-based photographer uses Format’s Horizon Left theme to organize her work, which can be viewed in the form of a highlight reel or via a menu organized by publication and story. Her shoots are intimate and sweet, with bright, retro colors and natural settings taking center stage.

Format Theme: Horizon Left

16. Louie Banks

Photographer Louie Banks displays his work on a homepage with a selection of shoots, for magazines including i-D, Sleek, and Tatler. He’s also shot celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Amber Rose, and Ellie Goulding.

Format Theme: Horizon Left

17. Danny Lim

Malaysian photographer Danny Lim’s landing page immediately draws you in to his work with a close up portrait. The globetrotting photographer has worked with publications like Elle and Nylon, and his images are fresh and creative. Past his stunning landing page, Lim keeps things organized with a neat grid layout.

Format Theme: Amazon

18. Wendy Huynh

Based between Paris and London, photographer Wendy Huynh’s images are creative, funny, and striking. Her portfolio is diverse: she’s shot for high end streetwear brand sansnom as well as a Central Saint Martins x Gucci project, and she also shows off an imaginative selection of personal projects and travel photography. Organizing different work under separate dropdown menus keeps Huynh’s portfolio professional.

Format Theme: Horizon Left

20. Katt Webster

Recent fashion photography grad Katt Webster, currently based in London, creates a classic portfolio with a pale pink background an horizontally scrolling layout. Webster uses just one page to showcase her work, offering visitors a brief introduction to her boldly colorful work.

Format Theme: Ora

21. Kevin Mason

London photographer Kevin Mason’s work is authentic and sometimes messy. He doesn’t believe in retouching. “I believe in a fresh and realistic portrayal of youth,” Mason shares in his bio. This attitude comes across in the playful vibe of his work, which is displayed with a navigation screen that allows visitors to scroll through a selection of images.

Format Theme: Kiln

22. Raul Romo

This prolific LA-based photographer has shot for a wide variety of publications, from Nylon Singapore to Complex to Cosmopolitan. He uses a sidebar menu to organize his work into categories of Fashion, Commercial, and personal shoots.

Format Theme: Offset

23. David Ferrua

French photographer David Ferrua, who is based in Paris, has shot for Vogue, Allure, and GQ, working with a range of high profile brands such as Estée Lauder, Neiman Marcus, and Chanel. He showcases a selection of tear sheets on his homepage to give his fashion portfolio an editorial feel.

Format Theme: Sierra

24. Tasya Kudryk

Ukranian photographer Tasya Kudryk works in Kiev, Berlin, and Warsaw. In addition to editing a magazine, Thisispaper, Kudryk has shot for Kiev label Kofta, among other streetwear brands, as well as and Harper’s Bazaar. She uses the elegant, white space-heavy Beacon theme to showcase her fashion photography.

Format Theme: Beacon

25. Hanna Hillier

Fashion photographer Hanna Hillier, based between London, LA, and New York, has worked with clients like Adidas, Nike, and Nars. She divides her portfolio between beauty, fashion, and talent work for ease of navigation, and adds personality to her website with bold pink text.

Format Theme: Order

More portfolio design inspiration:
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Cover image by Louie Banks for i-D. This article was originally published November 28, 2016, and has been updated.

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