Horst Diekgerdes is a German photographer who started his professional career in Paris before moving to London. He has been Working internationally across the UK, Europe, the US and Asia he is currently based between Paris and Zurich. His work is regularly featured in publications including: Interview, Vogue UK, Vogue Spain and Vogue Japan, Interview Germany, Teen Vogue and GQ Style, and many many others.
To me his work is very edgy and I wanted to push more on the fashion and edgy look to my images, I also think that his images have a timeless modernity feel to them. I like the studio and the clean background along with the clean lighting. I am also going to be using studio lighting for this project instead of using natural lighting. I can go really drastic with the lighting or I can have the same approach as him and use a pretty even lighting on the models.
Mario Sorrenti is a photographer and a director best known for his spreads of nude models in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar magazines. He was born on October 24, 1971 in Naples, Italy and lived in New York City from the age of 10. His mother, Francesca Sorrenti, was a advertiser and his father was a painter. On the Vogue website it states that “Growing up, he developed a taste for film, photography, and painting”. At the end of the 1980s, Mario met director Phil Bicker, who helped him get into the fashion world. He signed his first advertising campaign with Calvin Klein soon after.
His work is also a little edgy and the idea I am going for in this last project. His nude black and white photographs that he captured with talent and skill of knowing angles and knowing how the body of the model acts towards the light. The photographer described his collection as a tribute to the natural beauty of a women’s figure. He really knows how to set the lighting up as well as how to position the models. I want to work on more complete poses instead of the same basic poses and composition.