50 Great Photographers You Should Know (with portfolios)

Lots of wonderful things happen around us all the time; being able to see is easy, but being able to capture that very moment is probably the hardest part. A good photo comprise of many things, not only you must hit the shutter at the right time and moment, the perspective, composition and color coordination plays a big role too.

Being a good photographer is not easy, let alone getting to that professional level. This weekend, we want you introduce you some of the greatest photographers around the globe and their awesome portfolios. We hope you’ll be able to get some sort of inspiration from their work. In no particular order, here’s 50 Great Photographers You Should Know. Full list after jump.

Note: All photos used in this article are property of their respective photographers.

Ciril Jazbec “Do everything for what you dream or think that is in your strengths! There are hiding geniality, strength and magic in the courage.” – Ciril Jazbec

David Lindsey Wade. David Lindsey Wade made a few important choices during his prime teen rebellious years. Raised by a pair of artist, his way of challenging his parents (who were already a bit off the grid) was to embrace his attraction to speed and excitement through his passion for machines.

Senol Zorlu. egofoto.net presents selected photographers by Senol Zorlu. The focus liew on potraying people, places and their cultures. egofoto is an independent and headstrong project. The photos display the expression of a personal view of people and instances.

Lee Towndrow. Lee Towndrow was a designer upon starting out. Made album covers. Was moved by kissing robots to become flame*artist. Built a darkroom, made bread (the kind you eat). Moved to Buenos Aires to try to grow up. Learned Spanish, loved, lost. Worked with great artists. Became a photographer.

Kalle Gustafsson

Henrik Knudsen

Yuri Yasuda

Koen Demuynck

Sarah Cheng-De Winne. Sarah Cheng-De Winne is a freelance photographer-artist specializes in portraiture, fashion and conceptual photography and keen to discover new ways of representing identities through photography.

Dimitris Theocharis

Luigi Bussolati

Edlo Kawa

Cornelia Adams. Founded 20 years ago by Cornelia Adams, as an agency representing photographers whose work appeared as editorials in magazines.

Simon Hoegsberg

Tom Kan

Thomas Kettner. Thomas Kettner, photographer and BFF board member from Stuttgart, Germany. His talent: beauty, hair and fashion for women and men.

Andrew G. Hobbs. New Zealand born photographer, arrived in London from Sydney in 1992 to pursue a career in the international portrait market which has included covers for Esquire, Rolling Stones, The Sunday Times Style, editorial for i-D and etc.

Aaron Ruell Photography

Timothy Hogan

Joel Rhodin

Florian Ritter

Kazuha Matsumoto

Ben Hassett

Francois-Xavier Marciat

Nicholas Samaras. Nicholas Samaras is a new underwater photographer, but he made an impressive entrance in underwater photography area in Greece and out of his country borders.

Alex Prager. Cinematic and darkly playful The Big Valley is a series of highly saturated staged portraits by Los Angeles based artist, Alex Prager.


Björn Lofterud

Quentin Shih. A Chinese photographer based in Beijing, China, specializes in fine art, editorial, fashion, advertising photography.

Mike Walsen

Robin Skjoldborg

Michael Didonna

Ryan Pavlovich

Alessandro Rocchi. Alessandro Rocchi is an Italian photographer based in Pesaro (on Adriatic sea) near rimini and ancona. He does commercial work as well as ‘art’.

Gilles Abenhaim

Natasha Gudermane

Simon Powell. Working mainly with models, Simon is renowned for his ease of style and real approach to commissions. He is passionate about his work and brings much more to shoots than just a photograph.

Adam Von Mack

Seb Janiak

Carlo Bellavia. Carlo Bellavia’s portfolio is presented in the official website through a gallery of his most beautiful photos.

Martin Amis

Zhang Jingna. Something Beautiful, a photography exhibition by Zhang Jingna

Cristof Echard

Vitor Shalom

Hirano Aichi

Alexandra Hager

Bagrad Badalian

Hervé lefebvre. Hervé Lefebvre, specialist advertising photographer, is proud to present a selection from his current portfolio of different commissions (clients, magazines and agencies) and invites you also to preview some of his private work. His studio is based in Bordeaux.

Pierre Choiniere. Pierre Choiniere is a photographer based in Montreal.

Nobuyuki Kobayashi. Born in Japan in 1970. AFter graduating “The Technical School of Photography”, gained experience as a publishing and editing -related photographer before turning freelance in 1993.

Michael David Adams

Last but not least

We’ve added more to the list. If you know any good photographer with great portfolios that is worth featuring, please let us know. Have a great weekend ahead.

Update: We received massive input of suggestions for more greater photographers. We’d like to thank you you the recommendations and we’ll create another sequel featuring these great dudes. While we are working on it, you can subscribe to our RSS feed to get first hand notification when entry is released.

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