Akila Berjaoui’s sensual photographs often feature sand, sun and water – or a combination of all three. A highly sought-after fashion photographer, Berjaoli likes to focus on seaside locations, from her hometown of Sydney to sunbathing hotspots in Italy, France and Brazil. Much in the tradition of Slim Arons, Bruce Weber, Peter Beard, Claude Nori and Juergen Teller – all of whom she regards as influences on her work – Berjaoui’s analogue photos hark back to the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
Alex Bramall is a British fashion and portrait photographer, currently based in London. With a storied career under his belt, Bramall began his career in the art department at British Vogue before spending 12 years as an art director with Mario Testino, producing eight publications and over 25 exhibitions of his work globally. In 2014 he set up his own studio – since then his work has appeared in Vogue, Vogue Russia, Vanity Fair, Vanity Fair Spain, Harpers Bazaar US, Harpers Bazaar UK and Porter Magazine.
Born and raised in LA, photographer Cass Bird graduated from Smith College before moving to New York, where she received early recognition for her compelling depiction of lives that resist the strictures of societal norms. Bird’s projects span the art, fashion and commercial worlds. Her fresh, spontaneous style has made her a sought-after fashion photographer: her work has appeared in American and British Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, i-D and Porter. Her advertising clients include Dior, Ralph Lauren, AG Jeans, American Eagle, H&M, Zara, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Levi’s and Nike.
Chris Colls is a self-taught Australian photographer, who honed his skills through studying the greats and finding inspiration in architecture and nature. A long-term collaborator with muse Miranda Kerr, the pair have worked together on countless editorials and campaigns, like David Jones, Royal Albert and Kerr’s Kora Organics. Colls is a regular contributor to Interview magazine and has also be featured in W magazine, Porter Magazine and Elle Japan. His commercial clients include La Perla with Baron & Baron, Saks, Michael Kors and Simply Vera Wang.
Dan Martensen’s fashion and portrait photographs focus on natural beauty. Often photographed on location and in rural environments, Martensen’s relaxed approach results in images of genuine spontaneity. Martensen is a regular editorial contributor to magazines including i-D, Self Service, Vogue Paris, Wall Street Journal, The Last Magazine and German Vogue. His commercial clients include major brands such as Zara, Mango, Aldo, H&M, Anthropologie, Net a Porter, Lucky Jeans and Esprit among others.
Hyea Won Kang
Korean fashion photographer Hyea Won Kang is an absolute favourite when it comes to shooting the cover of Vogue Korea. Of her extensive body of work, our favourite collection has to be when she teamed up with stylist Sohn Kihoh for the Victoria Beckham cover story of Vogue Korea's July 2016 edition. Recent shoots include editorial for Porter Magazine, Dazed Korea, Luel and, of course, Vogue Korea.
Lachlan Bailey is an Australian photographer, currently based in New York. Influenced by the greats of cinematography, Bailey has created a signature style of elevated reality which is both sophisticated and intimate. His campaign clients include Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Chloe Fragrances, Ralph Lauren, Estee Lauder, Tommy Hilfiger, Emporio Armani, H&M, Zara, Loro Piana and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Editorial collaborations include Vogue Paris, British Vogue, Vogue Australia, The Last Magazine, Holiday magazine and Wall Street Journal.
Terence Connors' formative years were spent between New York City and Paris, split between two different cultures. Connors’ interest was always directing, yet he knew that in order to hone his visual storytelling skills, he needed to master the craft of photography. At the age of 17 he was awarded a full scholarship to the School of Visual arts in NYC where he majored in cinematography. Since then Connors has managed to balance a busy career creating moving images for Zara, H&M, Barneys, Self Service, British and US Vogue, Chloe and Sonia Rykiel.
Alexandra Nataf is an esteemed fashion photographer and the creative director of Unconditional magazine. A firm favourite of SL’s head of fashion and creative Lu Hough, Nataf was born in Paris, raised in LA and now lives in New York. Nataf now shoots for the likes of NET-A-PORTER’s The Edit and the Sunday Telegraph Magazine on top of her work for Unconditional, on which she collaborates with style icon Ilona Hamer.