ipa’s top 10 beauty Photographers

@ Yulia Gorbachenko

All of the beauty photographers on our list share an appetite for success and creativity. With the help of makeup artists and stylists, they use different techniques and methods to redefine beauty, fashion, and art.

Let’s discover more about IPA’s top 10 beauty photographers:

Ramon Vaquero

Ramon is aSpanish based photographer who specializes in beauty, commercial, and social photography.

Kristina Varaksina

Russian-born Kristina Varaksina has resided in the USA since 2010 and currently lives and works in New York.

Varaksina’s focus is to capture human emotion and the psychological impressions of her subjects’ mind – permitting the characters to project their internal reality. Works undertaken are keen to explore a female and child perspective, evoking their thoughts, dreams and hopes.

Christel Bangsgaard

Christel Bangsgaard is a Danish-born beauty and fashion photographer. Her work can be seen in international publications worldwide,  including Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, The Times Magazine, and many others.

Kerry Hallihan

Kerry was raised between Los Angeles and Alexandria, VA. She attended Boston University where she studied photojournalism and rowed competitively.  The graphic elegance of Kerry’s photography stems from her early days in California, where she was inspired by the unique way sunlight casts an air of mystery over architecture and ordinary objects.  From her early mornings on the water in her rowing days, Kerry became fascinated with the way light highlighted an object’s natural beauty.  Kerry’s imagery captures the spirit and strength of her subject — her women are confident and empowered.

After assisting, Kerry moved to London to pursue her own vision.  Kerry’s photographs have been featured in Vogue Italia, L’Uomo Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle UK, Elle France, Muse, Arena Homme Plus, i-D, Purple, The Face, Details and Interview.  Her advertising clients include Nike, Luxottica, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus.

Tamaki Yoshida

Born in Kobe, Japan. Based in Tokyo since 2000, and after studio work, she started her career as a photographer. With her primary focus on beauty biz photos, she photographs for various advertisements and magazines. Feminity in simplicity and powerfulness is what she is good at. She is always conscious of expressing the beauty and strength of the subject, and as she regards the light as one of the accents to make the subject look attractive, she prefers a photographic technique of ‘creating light’ by mixing artificial lighting even in natural light photography. She also takes interests in textures of various materials and animals as well, and in animal photography in particular, she concentrates in the expression from perspectives different from nature photography.

Yulia Gorbachenko

Yulia is a fashion and beauty photographer based in NYC; she holds a Master’s Degree in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York.

Yulia shoots editorials for magazines including Harper’s Bazaar Germany, Harper’s Bazaar Netherlands, Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, Harper’s Bazaar China, Harper’s Bazaar Kazakhstan, Harper’s Bazaar Ukraine, Harper’s Bazaar Poland, Elle Germany, Elle Russia, Elle Ukraine, Elle Vietnam, Elle Quebec, Elle Greece, Elle Bulgaria, Glamour Italy, Glamour Germany, Glamour Russia, Glamour Maxico and Latin America, L’Officiel Azerbaijan, L’Officiel Thailand, Cosmopolitan China, Cosmopolitan Russia, Cosmopolitan Germany, Cosmopolitan UK, Marie Claire France, Marie Claire China, Marie Claire Russia, Marie Claire Indonesia, InStyle Australia, InStyle Germany, Grazia Italy and Modern Weekly China.

Sazeli Jalal

Born in Singapore, Sazeli is a self-taught photographer. He graduated in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, majored in Interior Design but fall in love with photography. He loves spending time with his 2 cats, baking anything chocolate and enjoy collecting furniture and art.

Zena Holloway

Zena shoots fine art, editorial, celebrities, sport, fashion and lifestyle imagery. Her work deviates from the stereotypical directness associated with underwater photography, as she strives to push the boundaries of her imagination and the limits of creativity. The result is truly magical imagery that has resulted in worldwide acclaim.

Bill Diodato

Bill’s work has received worldwide exposure in many media platforms, including magazines, books, and movies

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