I spend a heck of a lot of time looking at photographs of people in lingerie, and yet I’m just not organized enough to actually express my thoughts about my favorite lingerie photographers. This post is to share some of my favorites with you, but also to remind me about the photographers I love so much. I asked my Facebook fans who some of their favorites were so I could compile some more names– I’m always looking for more lingerie photography to absorb. See who my top five are and let me know what you think!
Lillian Bassman is the ultimate lingerie photographer. I love the way she portrayed a glimpse into a life by way of lingerie and she had such a distinct and compelling style. For me, her black and white images of lingerie really set a standard for how women in lingerie can be a compelling subject in photography.
Ellen von Unwerth
Ellen von Unwerth is my favorite lingerie photographer, bar none. I feel like she has such a sense of fun and whimsy that really makes her photographs come to life. I really love how her subjects always seem to be having the best time in her shots.
Tasya von Ree is not primarily a lingerie photographer, but I do like the gritty, almost surreal quality of her images of women wearing lingerie. I feel like her perspective seems almost sinister, but in a very intriguing and attractive way.
Vivienne Mok’s photos are really so magical, it’s like all my lingerie dreams coming to life. She has an extremely distinct style that just speaks to my love of romance and fantasy. If I could choose one photographer who I wish was documenting my own life, it would probably be her.
I adore Viva van Story’s pin-up vibe– it’s so cheeky. Even though her style is modeled after classic pin ups, it’s still instantly recognizable (and she and Miss Mosh are such a perfect pair!) I would love to do a shoot with her one day.
Now that I’ve shared some of my favorites with you, I’d love to hear some of the lingerie photographers that make you sit up and take notice. If you post some wonderful ones I may have to do a follow up post!