You’re working on your next project and you are tired of the algorithm feeding you the same style of images over and over and over again. I have list of 6 photographers that will assuredly inspire your next shoot. Some of these creatives don’t even have an instagram page so you have probably seen their work but don’t know there name.
South African born Photographer Koto Bolofo creates the type of art that makes you want more. Its moving and mysterious at the same time with each photo telling a vastly different story.
on when he met Hermès head, Jean-Louis Dumas, one of 17 cousins who constitute the fifth generation heading the company. Bolofo recalls that "Mr. Dumas asked where I came from. I said South Africa. He asked what part. I said Lesotho. He was shocked and very excited. He explained that his great, great, great grandfather was a missionary in Lesotho and that the Zulus used to attack his mission, but the Sothos--my tribe--protected him... He called me his cousin and said that his cousin was welcome any time and I had carte blanche to photograph what I liked in Hermès." La Maison contains exclusive images made as Bolofo worked his way through Hermès' workshops, discovering how their wares are made, from handbags, perfumes, scarves, prêt-à-porter and shoes to the first accessory ever produced by the house: saddles. - Excerpt from Koto Bolofo: La Maison Slp Edition
Koto Bolofo doesn’t have an instagram…as far as I know, so do your googles if you want to see more.
British photographer, fashion film pioneer and founder of Show Studio creates some really amazing imagery that can inspire in multiple ways whether its through the fashion, composition or even the lighting. Nick transitioned to creating these really interesting fashion films and has an interview on youtube about how he believes fashion is going towards the fashion films more because people want to see the fashion in movement more than still images.
Desiree was born in Oslo, Norway and has photography that jumps off the screen due to the deep contrast and richness in the colors. There’s an emphasis on the mouth and lips in her work and its amazing how you she can really draw your attention into the shot. This is the photography that stops you in your tracks when your scrolling down your timeline.
Rob caught my attention with the widely popular Human Mountain photo with all of the dancers creating a triangle of bodies that sits in front of a mountain range. After digging some more I found some more of his work and it was equally as striking as his projects focus on raising consciousness and conversation around the US foster system and adoption, queer identity, body positivity, racial diversity and environmental justice.
Mar+Vin is a Brazilian fashion photography duo (Marcos Florentino and Kelvin Yule) that create art that tells stories through the fashion, setting and models. A lot of there work has a natural feel unlike a lot of other photography where you can feel the professional grade lighting as a powerful additive to the image. I think its dope that they are a photography duo because some of the best art comes from collaboration and as a duo they are in a constant state of collaboration.
Photographer, Director and constant Cardi B collaborator creates art that tells stories through the color wheel. The color pallettes are so dope and inspire experimentation with color. Jora’s recent work with Cardi B has really propelled her work to the next level and each project she shows massive growth and expansion of creativity. She directed “Press”, “Money” and “Be Careful” which look more like movies than they do music videos.
Written by Sam Colon IG @ThankyouSam