I’ve only just heard about this photographer, from reading this months British Vogue. He photographed the cover story featuring Sienna Miller, and the photographs are stunning!
Ryan McGinley is a New York based photographer who started out as an art photographer before being involved in fashion photography. He became a figure of the New York underground in the early 00’s with work such as ‘The kids were alright’ 1998 – 2003, featuring him and his friends at parties getting drunk and having a good time.
Self portrait (Car accident)
” They were like evidence of whatever I had done that night because I usually couldn’t remember any of it”
He produced a short film for Pringle of Scotland in 2009 featuring actress Tilda Swinton, and began working more and more for fashion magazines and advertisements such as Pop magazine, Vogue Paris, Uniqlo and Marc Jacobs. I find his work really different and slightly alternative to a lot of fashion photographers. His photographs have a free spirit about them, and some of them slightly ethereal. Here are some of my favourites…
Tilda Swinton for Pringle 2010
Advertisement for ICB 2011
Pop magazine featuring Ageyness Deyn 2008
Everybody knows there is nowhere
Advertisement for Stella Nude 2009