December's 5 Fashion Photographers and Their Iconic Contributions.

Fashion photographers are just as influential within the world of fashion than the model and the clothes they are wearing. They have helped manifest not only the memories but the overall work of art that goes within publications such as Vogue, Harper Bazaar and Vanity Fair magazine. Fashion Photographers are just as an asset as the model and with the right chemistry, there will be abundance of greatness. Vogue magazine has had the most iconic photographers to shoot their cover issues and has an extensive archive of amazing undeniable talent who has revolutionized photography through their own eye.

ReckonStyle's Brook Smith asked me to take a photo of her while we were at lunch one day in New York. When she reviewed the photo I took of her, verbatim, she said" It wasn't good". She explained to me that their is an art to photography and either you have it or you don't. She compared the photo she took of me to the one I took of her and their was an obvious difference and I was able to understand. I don't possess the Art of Photography and I can live with that. Brook on the other hand is a great photographer herself and can operate in front of and behind the camera.

Every month until tribute has been paid to every world renown fashion photographer, ReckonStyle will commemorate five photographers and their achievements throughout their careers. Models and actors are glorified for being in front of the camera but, it's the photographer who is the one to capture them at their best.

Annie Leibovitz -Born October 2, 1949) is an American portrait photographer. She photographed John Lennon on the day he was assassinated, and her work has been used on numerous album covers and magazines. She became the first woman to hold an exhibition at Washington's National Portrait Gallery in 1991. (SOURCE Wikipedia)

Herb Ritts -(August 13, 1952 – December 26, 2002) was an American fashion photographer who concentrated on black-and-white photography and portraits, often in the style of classical Greek sculpture. (SOURCE Wikipedia)

Peter Lindbergh -Born Peter Brodbeck on November 23, 1944)[1] is a German photographer and film director. Lindbergh is known for his cinematic images. (SOURCE Wikipedia)

Bruce Weber -Born March 29, 1946) is an American fashion photographer[1] and occasional filmmaker.[2] He is most widely known for his ad campaigns for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren,[3] Pirelli, Abercrombie & Fitch, Revlon, and Gianni Versace, as well as his work for Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Elle, Life, Interview, and Rolling Stone magazines.(SOURCE Wikipedia)

Richard Avedon-(May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004) was an American fashion and portrait photographer. An obituary published in The New York Times said that "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century".

Irving Penn -(June 16, 1917 – October 7, 2009) was an American photographer known for his fashion photography, portraits, and still lifes. Penn's career included work at Vogue magazine, and independent advertising work for clients including Issey Miyake and Clinique. His work has been exhibited internationally and continues to inform the art of photography.(SOURCE Wikipedia)