Hailun Ma is a Chinese photographer from Xinjiang, who now divides her time between New York and Shanghai. After studying fashion photography in New York, she was inspired to return to the place where she grew up to document the fashion and style of the local people – Uyghurs. The Uyghur are a mostly Muslim Turkic ethnic group who live in East and Central Asia.
When you see their incredible use of colour and flamboyant dress sense, you’ll see exactly why taking photographs of them is something Hailun Ma just couldn’t turn down.
Take a look at more of Hailun Ma’s photography on her website here.
Alessandro Merlo is an Italian photographer living and working in London. We love his style, which brings together ‘queer’ identities, fashion photography and portraiture in a very unique way.
You can check out more of his work on his site over here.
Oleg Oprisco is a Ukrainian fine art photographer who blends fashion, portraiture and of course fine art photography to create a unique visual style that is so appealing. What sets him apart and makes his work extra interesting, is that he shoots on film. This means everything you see in these photographs had to be created the old fashioned way – no photo manipulation techniques and no chance to ‘fix it in post’!
What a great commitment to the art.
You can see more of Oprisco’s amazing work here.
Estelle Hanania is a French photographer who blurs the lines between fashion, fine art and documentary photography. She photographs ‘real people’, not models, which allows the relationships they have with each other to become part of her work.
We absolutely love it!
See more at her website here.
Fabrice Monteiro is a photographer working out of Dakar, Senegal. For this project, entitled: The Prophecy, he worked with a local costume designer, Doulsy, to create a set of fantastical images that imagine what the future of West Africa might look like. These images get even more interesting though, when you learn that they are inspired by local folklore and so intricately composed that they took two years to complete.
You can see more of Monteiro’s work here.
Danny Lowe is a British photographer based in London who focuses on fashion and portraiture. We’re sharing a set of images he did for i-D magazine called ‘Sex, religion and BDSM in the Holy Land’ where he shot a menswear designer from Tel Aviv called Eliran Nargassi.
Check out more of the shoot below.
Brett Lloyd is a British photographer with a stark, considered aesthetic that we felt we had to share. With a great choice of models and just a little bit of heroin chic thrown in, we can see how his career has gone from strength to strength, shooting for brands like Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton denim, Alexander McQueen and Stüssy.
Check out a selection of his work below.