Top 10 Advertising & Commercial Photographers

@ Jamie Travezan

Advertising photography is everywhere around us: on the billboards along the roads, in shopping malls, magazines, etc. We are surrounded by it and learned to ignore it in our daily lives, but let’s have a look at the most talented and creative advertising photographers in the world.

Take a look at the following list of top 10 best advertising and commercial photographers in the world:

Fernando Decillis, United States

Fernando Decillis is an award-winning photographer who specializes in making conceptual and lifestyle imagery that tells stories. He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. When he was 10 years old, he moved with his family to Atlanta, Georgia. He studied photography at Portfolio Center in Atlanta. He has spent his career traveling between the United States and Colombia working on advertising and documentary projects.


Jaime Travezan, United Kingdom

While studying architecture in the 80’s in my hometown, Lima, I got a job as a journalist for a local newspaper. Many of the articles had to be documented with photographs, this made me take a camera and start to do my first pictures.

Having the necessity to learn and experiment further more I decided to move to Europe landing first in London. Soon after, I got published my first fashion spread in ID magazine. Always following my curiosity, I explored since many sides of this profession: from fashion and portraiture to photojournalism, covering subjects such as the Kosovo War. In the meantime, I lived in different cities, Barcelona, Madrid and Paris to finally settle back in London in 2004.

Fabrizio Cestari, Italy

Fabrizio Cestari is a photographer who specialises in conceptual portraits. Born in Rome in 1979, he always had the passion for the art of the image;first with design then with graphic arts and at the age of thirteen he began his experience in the field of photography,following in the footsteps of his father,a professional photographer,in various photo shooting. While he graduated from the Institute of Cinematography and Television “Roberto Rossellini” in Rome,continues to work with many photographic studios basing his personal style,attending specialized courses in camera techniques,developing and printing.

In 1998 he began his professional career in his studio in the historic center of Rome,with special dedication to the portrait,advertising and digital post-production with the use of digital techniques. He has won international awards in Europe and USA .Today Fabrizio works for European Magazines as a Photographer and keep his passion for the images working as director and DoP too for Videoclips and Documentary in Italy and in the rest of the world. He really loves what he does and he spend a lot of time refining, perfecting and even obsessing over his work, It is a passion became profession.

Jean-Yves Lemoigne, France

Jean-Yves Lemoigne is a French photographer living between New-York and Paris.

He works with the top creatives agencies in the world : DDB, BBH, EuroRSCG, Saatchi&Saatchi, BBDO, TBWA, and Wieden & Kennedy.

His surrealistic photos turn our boring everyday life into another dimension.

Nadav Kander, United Kingdom

Nadav Kander is a London-based photographer, artist, and director, known for his advertising, portraiture, and landscape photography. Kander has produced a number of books; had his work exhibited widely; he received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society in 2015.


Tim Hawley, United States

“I am a photographer and digital artist. I get to work on national and global accounts with a diverse group of advertising agencies and creative directors. By taking a personal responsibility for both the capture and digital compositing of my images I am able to create the my images with great efficiency and ease.

I personally see each project from the pre-pro stage all the way through post-production and collaborate with the creative team to elevate their vision and bring it to reality. My style and experience transcend categories and I enjoy the challenges of shooting a wide variety of subject matter. Whether I am telling a story or presenting a piece of merchandise, my work is an organic union of what is dramatic, eloquent and heroic. There is an obvious visual thread that can be seen when you look through the body of my work. I create memorable images that have a classic beauty based in crisp reality.”

Erik Almas, Norway

Erik grew up in Trondheim, Norway and moved to the US to study photography.

He specializes in advertising, lifestyle, landscape, portrait, fashion, motion, and fine art photography. He lives and works in San Francisco.

His clients include American Airlines, Hotel Group, Nike, Microsoft, Puma, Hyatt, Toyota, Union Pacific and Ritz Carlton, to name a few.

Erik Johansson, Sweden

Erik Johansson is a photographer and retoucher from Sweden based in Prague, Czech Republic and Sweden. He is working on both personal and commissioned projects with clients all around the world. Erik doesn’t capture moments, he captures ideas. With the help of his camera and Photoshop the goal is to make it look as realistic as possible.

Ransom & Mitchell, United States

Ransom & Mitchell is the wonderful mess created from smashing together the creative talents of set designer – digital artist Stacey Ransom and director – photographer Jason Mitchell (as seen to your left). Our approach combines cinematic lighting with distinctive scenery and digital artistry to create what cannot exist.

Tim Tadder, United States

Tim Tadder is an internationally acclaimed photographic artist. In 2015 Epson, the world leader in photographic printing technology recognized Tadder as one of the top influential photographers, producing a TV commercial and worldwide ad campaign featuring Tadder and his work. Most recognized for his highly inventive conceptual advertising photography Tadder has been ranked in the top 200 photographers worldwide by the prestigious Luezer Archive Magazine 8 years running.

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