Photographer Spotlight: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

There is nothing better than finding a photographer who inspires me and motivates me to become better. I often go through slumps of down time where I seem to be lacking a lot of enthusiasm and my creative juices run out. After spending some time searching the web for inspiration I came upon the names of two photographers, Mert & Marcus. I have seen their work countless times but had never put a face to the images.

Mert  & Marcus are a dynamic duo in the fashion photography world and work together on a collaborative basis. According to their bio, “their work and style is influenced by the photographer Guy Bourdin and have pioneered the use of digital manipulation within their field.”

Vogue, October 2015: Lupita Nyongo 

These images just take my breath away… There is nothing about the image that leaves me wanting. The model is gorgeous, the clothing is so extravagant, the scenery ties in perfectly, and the overall feel of the image is capturing. I am beyond impressed with their ability to create such a powerful image. In each of these images I see so much drama which speaks strongly to me.

Vogue, April 2016: Rihanna

What I appreciate about this shoot as opposed to Mert & Marcus’ shoot I showed above is the beautiful simplicity. When working with someone so famous and well-known it is important to make them the focus. It becomes very difficult to balance drama with persona. However, what I find is their same voice in a simpler style of work. It shows their versatility, which is something I strive for everyday.

Miscellaneous Images

For Mert & Marcus’ work please visit this link: Here!

Let me know what you think of Mert & Marcus’ photographs in the comments below! Also, if you know of any images of theirs you find inspiring feel free to share them with me!

Until next time, live your dreams and may passion never die!

Kirk

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