What is fashion? To some it may just be what’s trending, to others it can be a lot more. Fashion photography does not need to stick to the limits of shooting typical brand names. You can push the limits of composition. If you’re still not sure what I mean here’s three fashion photographers to inspire you to go out there and add your own personal touch to your photographs.

 Elizaveta Porodina

Born in Russia, raised in Munich and only 24 years old Elizaveta Porodina stands out in more than one way when it comes to fashion photography. A student of psychology she started out by just photographing her friends partying, dancing and hanging out before making it her full time career.

In her photographs you can see her work with color. By using contrasting colors in an almost complementary way she is able to dynamically seize the public’s attention.  

Miles Aldridge

Born in London and a student of illustration at Central St. Martins, Miles Aldridge grew up around an artistic community. Family friends with John Lennon, Elton John, Eric Clapton and son of graphic designer Alan Aldridge, Miles Aldridge stumbled into photography almost accidentally when he took and sent photos of his sister, an aspiring model, to British Vogue Magazine.

His work features intense, vivid colors, a sharp attention to detail, as well as occasionally strangely erotic scenarios. You may have seen some of his most recent work in Time Magazine when he shot the famous cast of Game of Thrones.

Ellen Von Unwerth

Born in Frankfurt, Germany and raised an orphan, Ellen Von Unwerth began her career as a model in Paris before her boyfriend at the time lent her a camera and she went to shoot a local village in Kenya. Her work has been published in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview and many more as well as having the opportunity to photograph countless celebrities such as Rihanna, Beyonce and Cara Delevingne.

Ellen Von Unwerth has a playful yet erotic touch in her images often emphasizing femininity. “Let’s show girls having fun and enjoying life.”

Inspired yet? Who are some of your favorite fashion photographers? Let us know in the comments!