After yet another few weeks of searching, I’m glad to bring an update to the post. The Part II of the Finest Female photographers post. The previous one can be found here:
Think about how many female photographers do you know in real life? Quite a few, but probably not a lot. The photography business, just like many others, is something that is male dominated. This does not mean that the female photographers are not good or anything, it’s just that way.
In this post, I will be showing you some of the finest female photographers out there (Internet) I have come across. Of course, this list is not exhaustive. There are probably hundreds out there that I have not come across. This list is not about being professional, but rather about being talented in the field. Thus, it pretty much includes both (professional and hobbyist photographers)
This is why I need your help. If you know someone I missed out who is quite the talented photographer, then hit us a comment below and when we have sufficient photographers, we’ll compile another list (or add to this list).
List UPDATED on : 5th October, 2015
Not in any order.
Josefine Jönsson is a young, growing talented portrait photographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. She focuses on capturing the beauty of her models, while at the same time expressing her dreams, thoughts and creative ideas.
Her portfolio ranges from Fashion, Alternative, Pin-Up and Studio shoots with a great focus on photographing latex-donning models.
A young and talented fine-art and portrait photographer, Laura Zalenga was born in 1990 in Munich, Germany. At the age of 18, being a self-portrait artist, she learned that photography was the love of her life and she went on to expand and take portraits of actors and musicians.
A fine-art, fashion & beauty and lifestyle photographer, Lissy Elle had taken up photography from the age of 13.
Elena Jasic: (FB)
Elena Jasic is a beauty, fashion and editorial photographer based in the Northeastern United States. Serbian born photographer Elena Jasic began her self-taught photographic journey early on in her adolescent years.
Now an internationally published photographer, Elena continues to channel her endless passion into her work.
A freelance photographer based in London, UK. With a background in Graphic Designing/Illustration, and having focused on fine-art, beauty and fashion photography after graduating, Sarah shoots all manner of subjects, with a specific love of fashion, weddings and portraiture.
Her works have been published all over the world. From licensed book covers, to written articles on various websites.
A young and down-to-Earth photographer from Townsville, Queensland. Her photographs capture the beauty of life, and the moments in which they are photographed. You will see some beautiful portrait photographs in her portfolio, along with travel photographs and photographs from her daily life, capturing the beauty of life itself.
Ashley Lebedev is a 30 year old photographer who has an amazing eye for fine-art and conceptual portraiture. Even her normal portrait photographs have a unique touch to them, which brings a whole new mood to the photograph.
Rachael Putt is a twenty-year-old Cornish photographer living in Falmouth who specialises in (but is not limited to) Fine Art photography.
Vicoolya & Saida are not one person, but actually two best friends who work together to create some marvelous portrait photographers. They do the make-up, hair styling, posing, location scouting all on their own, which is what makes them all the more special and unique.
Nadegda Shibina is a talented portrait photographer who creates stories with their photographs. For example, one of the photograph reminds me of a story I read back in childhood on a grouchy and greedy person.
Laura Ferreira is a truly remarkable photographer. A 24 year old self-taught photographer, digital artist and painter from Trinidad and Tobago. The moment you see her gallery, you fall in love with it. The aesthetic use of colors and lighting make her work all the more vivid and surreal for the viewer to look at, and be fascinated by it.
A portrait photographer from Ukraine. Aleksandra has some really good photographs in her gallery, brimming with professionalism, creativity and at times even black and white photographs. Expect to see some fine-art portraits, and a bit of nudity.
Rockie Nolan is a twenty-two year old girl living and photographing in New York City. As the city of lights and dreams goes, Rockie’s own portfolio is full of some seriously magical and eye-catching stuff! Definitely worth a look.
A fashion photographer and conceptual artist living just outside of Toronto Canada. You’ll see Daniela’s work has its own uniqueness to it as she always tries to conceptualize the idea and story for her photograph in her mind first, before executing the idea.
I also believe she’s a master of using flowers/nature elements in her photographs. A bonus point?
Heather Evans Smith is an award winning fine art and conceptual portrait photographer based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her work captures both the everyday and the whimsical, telling stories of women and struggle, reality and the surreal.
Every photograph tells a story, and Elinor tries to photograph her subjects spontaneously, rather than having them posed. Elinor’s work has been featured in many exhibitions and even museums till now.
Unlike other photographers, you will see some blurry images in Elinor’s portfolio, which perfectly depict the situation. A snapshot of life if you may say so.
A hobbyist portrait photographer from Russia, who mostly shoots Fashion portraits – something you would expect to find in a retro fashion magazine – while there are some photographs with sensual elements too.
While Heather Hummel is an avid landscape and seascape photographer, she has also been honored to photograph celebrities such as Deepak Chopra, Arianna Huffington, Ray Romano, Huey Lewis, Kenny G, and more.
A talented portrait photographer from Russia, who not only tends to shoot simple portrait photographs but also some really great fashion photographs. Not only is she a great photographer, but she’s also a model herself.
Lisa Holloway will show you photograph that bring a smile on your face. A mom of 10 and a photographer? Only magical results awaits with that. Living in a country-side environment, Lisa Holloway takes fine-art photographs of her children in the most magical way possible.
She also takes wedding, family and maternity photographs.
Mishka is a self-portrait photographer from Sofia, Bulgaria. She’s a fine-art photographer who loves to recreate her ideas in her mind through her photography.
Emily Soto: (Twitter/Fb/Insta)
Each image captured by Emily Soto emanates with her distinct visionary and romantic style characterized by a perennial stream of emotively captivating, artistically adept, visual pieces.
Based in New York City, Soto is one of the top names requested by fashion editors for her unique style and professional aptitude.
Laura Dark is a conceptual portrait and fashion and beauty photographer from Columbus, Ohio. Laura is well known for her many publications, magazine covers, and her 2 years as Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor with the avant garde fashion magazine, Dark Beauty.
She has been published in Gothic Beauty Magazine, Bizarre Magazine, and Auxiliary Magazine just to name a few.
A photographer who studied graphic designing and continued to develop a career as a 2D artist for mobile, IOS and PC Games, she discovered digital artwork and photography were the perfect means to express herself and took up a Masters in fashion and advertisement photography.
Her interest include: dreamy, creative, weird, disturbing and intriguing images. She is based in Spain.
A very talented photographer from Spain, who also loves digital artist, and combines her love for photography and digital artwork, to end up with some fantastic photographs. Her work has been published in several magazines.
One of the leading brains (and beauty) behind the famous camera application: Camera+ , Lisa Bettany is not only a good thinker, but she’s a pretty fantastic photographer who uses her DSLR as well her Camera+ app to shoot some amazing travel/landscape/street/portrait photographs!
Laura Makabresku (born in 1987; lives in Krakow). Is a Polish visual artist and photographer. Her photographs are overflown with mystic symbols and the atmosphere of fairy tales.
One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has photographed in nearly 150 countries during her illustrious career.
She has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for the Society, including stories on Lawrence of Arabia, Baja California, Galilee, Petra, Sydney, New Zealand, and Jerusalem.
One of the world’s most respected and well-known photographers, Anne Geddes creates images that are iconic, award winning and beloved. Like no photographer before, her imagery singularly captures the beauty, purity and vulnerability of children embodying her deeply held belief that each and every child must be protected, nurtured and loved.
A portrait photographer from Ukraine, who photographs some brilliant fashion/fine-art/and simple portrait photographs. The mysterious beauty of her work is breathtaking.
Evgenia Khavva: (VK)
A portrait photographer who takes some really beautiful pictures brimming with colors and happy beautiful models.
Anka Zhuravleva is a talented portrait and conceptual photographer from Russia who is currently residing in Portugal. She spent her early years as a model, but later shifted to digital and film photographer where she found inspiration and solace.
Jill Greenberg has staged photographs and created characters using the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture, film and photography. She is known worldwide for her uniquely human animal portraits.
While Cindy Sherman’s portfolio consists mostly of her own portraits, she does not call herself a self-portrait photographer. Instead, she uses herself as a means to comment on variety of issues of the modern world: the role of the woman, the role of the artist and many more. It is through these ambiguous and eclectic photographs that Sherman has developed a distinct signature style.
Carrie’s work investigate family relationships, gender roles, the histories of racism, sexism, class, and various political systems. Storytelling is fundamental to Carrie Mae Weems work, a way to best express the human condition that has been a focus of her art from her earliest documentary photographic series.
A twenty-three years old photographer from Wollongong, Australia, who has been experimenting with photography for quite a few years. She loves to travel and her portfolio is full of amazing portraiture.
Kenani Brandon: (FB)
Kenani B is a professional photographer, and very much talented in the photographing of pretty much everything, from weddings to horse shows. Originally from Kauai, Hawaii, Kenani now resides in a Seattle suburb.