Michael’s work can be seen in worldwide publications including;
SOMA, VOGUE (Nippon), BRIDES Magazine, CITY Magazine, HIGHLIGHTS Hair Magazine, Essence, MUSE, Cosmopolitan (Croatia), Vision (China), and more.
Other clients include Macy’s, Pamela Thompson, Christopher Drummond Beauty, and MASACVA.
Michael began painting at a young age and as he and his art grew, photography became the medium in which he would share his vision with the world. Through his photography, he creates images that transcend the sum of their elements. His natural eye for composition, artistic ability to elicit emotions, and command of light has lead his work to be described as “aggressive, yet sensual and vulnerable” and “captivating”.
Zhang Jingna born May 4, 1988 in Beijing, China, is a photographer known widely on DeviantART as zemotion.
Born in the suburbs of Beijing to a sporting family, Jingna moved to Singapore at the age of eight, where she attended Haig Girls’ School.
At the age of fourteen, nine months after picking up air rifle, Jingna broke a national record, and subsequently joined the national air rifleteam. She was active in the team for six years, notable achievements include breaking a record in the 10m Air Rifle event at theCommonwealth Shooting Championships 2005 in Melbourne, and a bronze in the same event at the Commonwealth Games in 2006, awarding her the title of Sports Girl of the Year for 2006 by the Singapore National Olympic Council.
She left the Raffles Girls’ School at sixteen to pursue a degree in fashion design in Lasalle College of the Arts.
At eighteen, Jingna picked up a camera. Probably due to her keen interest and achievements in photography, she left Lasalle in October 2007, and the rifle team in January 2008, to pursue photography full time.
Jingna’s clientele includes companies such as Mercedes Benz, Canon, Pond’s, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising and Wacom.
She also produced fashion editorials for magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Flare.
In September 2008, Jingna held her first solo exhibition “Something Beautiful” at The Arts House in Singapore. She held no shows then for some time, until April 2010, where with the support of Canon Singapore, her works were showcased in a large-scale event for the first time. 50 of Jingna’s fashion and personal works were displayed in a street exhibition along Orchard Road in conjunction with Fashion Seasons @ Orchard. The showcase was the first of its kind,[vague] and spanned the whole five weeks of the fashion festival.
Just shortly after, in May 2010, she held her second gallery show, “Angel Dreams” at Japan Creative Centre, Singapore, supported by the Embassy of Japan. The show saw the debut of her photography of Japanese musicians Sugizo (Luna Sea, X Japan), whom she continued to photograph in the United States the following year. This led her to photograph Luna Sea’s Tokyo Dome concert at the end of 2010. The photos are featured in Sugizo’s book Ongaku ni ai sareta otoko: Sono haran no hansei, on whose cover is an image from their first collaboration.
Jingna photographed Korean celebrity Rain for Anchor Beer’s campaign in 2011.
She’s influenced by people such as Peter Lindbergh, John William Waterhouse, Yoshitaka Amano and Zdzisław Beksiński. Jingna also cites. her friend Kuang Hong, a fellow artist whom she had managed since the age of fifteen, in numerous interviews, as one of the influences and foundations of her artistic development.
She manages a professional Starcraft 2 team called Infinity Seven.
It all started back in 1984 when Simon Powell took the plunge and decided to trade his drum kit in and get his first ever camera. At the time he’d been studying fine art at college and had borrowed a camera from a friend to take some photos. When he discovered that people actually wanted to buy the photos from him he was both mildly surprised and also quite inspired! Needless to say he decided it was time for a change in career…
From then on there was no looking back. His portfolio of work rapidly grew and developed. He started doing editorial, hair and fashion work and developed a passion for the work of the ex-model Ellen Von Unwerth and Patrick de Marcellier which inspired his own creative folio.
Today Simon travels the globe photographing a whole range of material from outdoors adventure shoots, to hair, bridal and cutting edge editorial, he loves working on shoots with his assistant Pete Clarke and art director Al Boardman.
Recent shoots with MOT have included the Beechfield campaign, Cotswold clothing, Solutions, Pencarrie and Rockport. Amongst these shoots Simon commented that the shoot for Cotswold clothing in Namibia was outstanding. The models Natalie Morgan, Wendy Newburry, Jason Bailey and Phil Morris were selected for the job, and Simon said that ‘The whole team was amazing everyone just clicked, and the dynamics between the group made it a hilarious trip for everyone involved.’
On a personal level, over the years Simon has done quite a lot of work for hair products and stylists, and is intrigued by the amount of money, time and care that people put into their hair, and what it means to them. This has inspired him to compile images for a book that is all about barbers shops and peoples international perceptions of hairstyling.
Simon’s nature and modesty make him charming to work with. He claims that he’s never been driven by the need for fame he just feels lucky because he loves his job.
Toiling over 14-inch sheets of X-ray film in a hangar in Kent, photographer Nick Veasey has revealed the shadowy interiors of objects as diverse as vacuum tubes, bulldozers, jet airliners — even fresh cadavers. By his own estimates, he’s photographed thousands of everyday items, often arranging them into tableaux that are at the same time familiar and luminously alien. They reveal surprising details and prove that items have an inner beauty.
The X-ray shows how beautiful nature can be. Not that that is particularly beautiful when you look at it with the human eye.
Huỳnh Công Út, known professionally as Nick Ut, (born March 29, 1951) is a photographer for the Associated Press (AP) who works out of Los Angeles. His best known photo is the Pulitzer Prize-winning picture of Phan Thị Kim Phúc, who was photographed as a naked 9-year-old girl running toward the camera to flee a South Vietnamese napalm attack on the Trảng Bàng village during the Vietnam War. As devastating as this picture is, It will always be an incredible picture that captured a horrific event in time.
Michael malak is another great photographer that concentrates on pin up art. He tries to focus more on 1940s/30s, WWII and film noir pin up style.
“What I have decided to do and integrate into my photography is to bring the best of the past and the best of the present day woman, and combine them into a vintage 1940’s style photograph” Michael Malak
Danielle Bedics is a well known for creating masterpieces with Dita Von Teese. Her work started back in 1988 doing just simple black and white shots, but now her work has vibrant, illuminating colours. Personally Danielle Bedics is my favourite current photographer, she manages to capture perfect shots of pin up and burlesque. Also her influences come from some of the greatest artist that i personally believe in such as Gil elvgren and Olivia De Berardinis .
“Danielle has immortalized the growing neo-burlesque movement leading to its influence on everyday couture.” Chic today magazine