Craig McDean

Photographer

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. 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.

In 1999, McDean made his book publishing debut with I Love Fast Cars, his homage to the world of American drag racing and the community who love it. In 2004, his second book, Lifescapes, an early masterwork of digital photography, was published by Steidl/Dangin. His 2011 book, Sumo, was accompanied by exhibitions in New York and Paris. His latest book, Amber, Guinevere, and Kate Photographed by Craig McDean: 1993-2005, was published by Rizzoli in 2013 and focuses on his relationship with the three models during an era-defining moment in fashion and culture.

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. 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.

In 1999, McDean made his book publishing debut with I Love Fast Cars, his homage to the world of American drag racing and the community who love it. In 2004, his second book, Lifescapes, an early masterwork of digital photography, was published by Steidl/Dangin. His 2011 book, Sumo, was accompanied by exhibitions in New York and Paris. His latest book, Amber, Guinevere, and Kate Photographed by Craig McDean: 1993-2005, was published by Rizzoli in 2013 and focuses on his relationship with the three models during an era-defining moment in fashion and culture.

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