Craig McDean is a photographer and filmmaker who is renowned for his striking fashion imagery and portraiture. Having discovered photography by taking pictures of his rocker friends in the North of England, McDean moved to London, where he assisted before striking out on his own with assignments for i-D and The Face. In 1999, McDean made his highly anticipated publishing debut with I Love Fast Cars, his homage to the world of drag racing and the community who love it. In 2004, his second book, Lifescapes, was published by Steidl/Dangin. McDean currently lives in New York, and has photographed campaigns for Dior, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Armani, Estee Lauder, and Calvin Klein. He regularly contributes to a range of international fashion publications including W, American, French, British and Italian Vogue, and Another Magazine. He is a 2008 recipient of the ICP Infinity Award.

Selected Publications

  • McDean, C. 'Lifescapes', Steidl/Dangin, 2004 
  • Cotton, C. 'Imperfect Beauty', V&A Publications, 2000
  • McDean, C. 'I Love Fast Cars', PowerHouse Books, 1999



  1. 5 May 2016
    Craig McDean creates an interview.

    Guinevere van Seenus by Craig McDean

  2. 16 Jul 2015
    Craig McDean creates an interview.

    Karen Elson by Craig McDean

  3. 8 Jul 2015
    Craig McDean creates an interview.

    Kate Moss by Craig McDean

  4. 4 Dec 2014
    Craig McDean features in a project.

    In Your Face: Interviews


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