12 of the hottest photographers to follow right now

Photo: Lindsay Adler. All images courtesy of the artists.

Are you looking for truly high-end photography inspiration? Then AtEdge is the place to find it. Founded 18 years ago, this invite-only platform brings together only the very best commercial photographers from around the world.

AtEdge is master at curating world-class talent, and connecting them with the industry's most active and influential creative directors, producers and global brands. Which means, unsurprisingly, that the AtEdge website is packed with some of the most amazing photography work you can view today.

These are image-makers with a distinctive point of view, who show us the world in new and exciting ways based on their unique insights and perspectives, not to mention a deep-rooted passion for their art. With so much world-class talent in one place, it was a near-impossible job; but here we bring you 12 of our favourite photographers and some of their stellar work. Enjoy!

1. Mark Mawson

Mark Mawson is a multi-award-winning advertising and art photographer and director, with 30 years of experience. Based in London, he specialises in shooting liquids, and his colourful work has been projected onto giant screens for concerts by U2 and Shawn Mendes and projected onto Buckingham Palace for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. His clients include Nespresso, Starbucks, Puma, Fujitsu, Prada and L'Oreal.

Photo: Mark Mawson

Photo: Mark Mawson

2. Nigel Riches

Nigel Riches is a British photographer and director who focuses on believable lifestyle and outdoor imagery that tells a story in a cinematic style. In his 30-year career, he's faced (and relished) numerous challenges, ranging from shooting on boats in Force Six storms to hanging out of helicopters flying down the Mont Blanc valley. His clients include JTI, Amazon, Sony, Samsung, FatFace and Carling.

Photo: Nigel Riches

Photo: Nigel Riches

3. Yuya Parker

Yuya Parker is a Japanese photographer/director based in Los Angeles and Tokyo. Focused on still-life, he sees photography as a way of expressing joy through painting with his camera. And 90 per cent of his process involves creating new ideas. His recent series, 'Food as Contemporary Art', was featured in American Photo Magazine and exhibited in Art Division Gallery and Net Photo Festival. His clients include Airbnb, Gentleman Jack, Hydro Silk, Jamba and SkinCeuticals.

Photo: Yuka Parker

Photo: Yuka Parker

4. Craig Cutler

Craig is an LA-based director and photographer known for his conceptual thinking, artful combination of craft and style, and focus on lighting and creative collaborations. His commissioned collaborations range from campaigns for clients such as Neutrogena, Glossier, and IBM, to editorial assignments for publications including The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic.

Photo: Craig Cutler

Photo: Craig Cutler

5. J. Michael Tucker

Based in San Francisco, photographer J. Michael Tucker is celebrated for his stunning portraits that convey the soul of his subjects: from the calm of the boardroom or the electricity of a Paris runaway to the unpredictable magic of a recording studio or the energy of a sports stadium. His clients include EA Sports, Raiders, Virgin, Doritos, Google and Visa.

Photo: J. Michael Tucker

Photo: J. Michael Tucker

6. Eric Espino

Born and raised in Bed-Stuy, one of the roughest neighbourhoods in Brooklyn, advertising photographer and commercial director has seen it all. Today he specialises in creating influencer content, digital media campaigns for global brands including NFL, New York Yankees, New York & Co, MMA Pro League, Toys R' Us and LaLa Anthony.

Photo: Eric Espino

Photo: Eric Espino

7. Sydney A Foster

Sydney A. Foster is a photographer and creative director based in Montgomery, Alabama. Her photojournalism eye bridges with her fashion sensibility to seamlessly create dynamic editorial content for clients including B.O.B, B. Hawk, Dave Matthews, Tarana Burke (founder of the Me Too Movement), The Dragonfly Agency LA, St. Claire Modeling Agency and H Influencer Collective.

Photo: Sydney A Foster

Photo: Sydney A Foster

8. Siobhan Beasley

Boston-based fashion photographer Siobhan Beasley is known for bringing a creative, fun, and feminist voice to her editorial fashion imagery. Working for national US brands, independent designers, and boutiques, she loves getting into the headspace of clients and creating visuals to match their unique voice. A member of the organisation Fashion Revolution, she's on a mission to make sustainability the norm in her industry. She has pledged never to use fur, exotic feathers of exotic skins in her projects. Her clients include Rue Lala, Gilt Groupe, Talbots, Slip 77, Brand 47 and Boston Yoga Magazine.

Photo: Siobhan Beasley

Photo: Siobhan Beasley

9. Melodie McDaniel

Melodie McDaniel is a still photographer and a film director who works with equal fluency between the worlds of fashion, music, fine art, and commercials. Across her career, she has taken photos for the likes of Patti Smith, Cheryl Crow, Pharrell Williams and Fugees; directed music videos for artists including Madonna, The Cranberries and Annie Lennox; and worked for brands such as Nike, Target, Miller Genuine Draft, Wrangler, Chrysler, and Google.

Photo: Melodie McDaniel

Photo: Melodie McDaniel

10. Beth Sternbaum

Beth Sternbaum is a Los Angeles-based beauty photographer who focuses on creating fresh, modern imagery, full of energy and personality. Her previous life as a makeup artist for advertising and print gives her a unique perspective as a photographer in the beauty industry, making her indispensable to clients such as CVS, Neutrogena, Goop, KKW Beauty, Beauty Counter and Thrive Causemetics.

Photo: Beth Sternbaum

Photo: Beth Sternbaum

11. Jennifer Silverberg

Based in Missouri, Jennifer Silverberg is a commercial and editorial photographer with 11 years' experience who specialises in food, farm and agriculture imagery; from pasture to the plate. Known to be creative, flexible, efficient and results-oriented, she's firmly focused on creating authentic, artistic and head-turning imagery for her diverse range of clients.

Photo: Jennifer Silverberg

Photo: Jennifer Silverberg

12. Lindsay Adler

Lindsay Adler has been named one of the top 10 best fashion photographers in the world. Her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous fashion and photography publications including Marie Claire, Elle Magazine, Harper's Bazaar and L'Officiel, and she is author of five books. Her clients include NBC, Origins, Farsali, Canon, Adobe and Saatchi & Saatchi.

Photo: Lindsay Adler

Photo: Lindsay Adler

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