Edward Steichen (1879-1973)
Claim to Vogue Fame: First color cover in 1932 (on left).
Fun Fact: Shot the first “modern” fashion photoshoot in 1911.
In the first of my series of photographer who inspire me. Edward Steichen is perhaps the most influential in the fundamentals of my fashion photography aesthetic. However, he had any eye for all realms of content in so much as there was not much that he didn't do, and do extraordinarily well. Landscapes, architecture, theater and dance, war photography—all appear in his portfolio. Though Steichen didn't invent fashion photography, an argument can be made that he created the template for the modern fashion photographer.
I could go on and on with words of high praise for his precise eye for lighting and design. However, I'll just share a few of his iconic photos with you :) FYI : The book, Edward Steichen in High Fashion: The Condé Nast Years 1923-1937, would make a great coffee table book for any fashion enthusiast!