Fashion and Advertising: The World's Top Photographers Workshop is a collection of interviews with seasoned professional photographers. Ranging from self-taught to college-educated, these photographers have assisted and worked alongside world-renowned artists such as Nick Knight and Mario Testino and have editorial credits including Italian Vogue, Pop, i-D, Dazed and Confused, and Numero.
The interviewer, Magdalene Keaney, engages photographers such as John Akehurst, Richard Bush, Elaine Constantine, Dan Holdsworth, Alexi Lubomirski, Solve Sundsbo, and Paul Wetherell in conversations covering networking and important industry relationships, conceptual workflow, equipment, setups, and much more. Each photographer was chosen for his or her area of photographic expertise and aesthetic. The interviews are structured around these aesthetics, ranging from nudes and landscapes to digital imaging and celebrities, and examine how each photographer achieves his or her "look" and their experiences during the process.
Included in each photographer's section are lighting diagrams, information regarding the photographers essential equipment, a mini biography, and suggested readings by the photographer. Along with conceptual and technical content, the book showcases the work of the interviewed photographers on beautiful semi-gloss paper.
As a photographer I am constantly inspired and learn from other photographers. I've used this book as a starting point for concepts and creative workflow on a number of my projects as well as referring to it for technical help. Fashion and Advertising has a permanent spot on my bookshelf when it's not on my worktable.