MANCRUSHMONDAY: Mert and Marcus

If you know anything about fashion photography, I’m sure you know who Mert and Marcus are. Even if you think you don’t know, you’ve definitely seen they’re work before. Mert and Marcus are a photography duo, they’ve photographed for magazines like Vogue and W and have done campaigns for almost any brand you can think of. I’m going off of memory, but you can read about them in interview magazineĀ here.7fcbaced2ade725f4a7c53f3adc1a46c

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott are from Turkey and Wales respectively, but they met in London in the 90s. Since then, they’ve photographed almost any celebrity or model you can think of. They are known for their portraits, mainly of women, and have emphasized that looks are important to them and they spend a lot of time in hair and makeup creating the characters in their portraits.

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Kate Moss for ID Magazine, 2003

They work with Kate Moss a lot (they’re best friends!) and take the best pictures of her, in my opinion.

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Kate Moss for Playboy, 2013

What I like most about their work is how they use bright colors but still manage to make the pictures look dark and sexy.

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Kate Moss for Playboy, 2013
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Madonna for Inerview
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Angelina Jolie for Vogue Turkey
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Justin Bieber and Lara Stone for Calvin Klein
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Naomi Campbell for Interview, 2014

These are just a few of my faves but as you can see, they’re amazing!!! If your interested in more (I’m assuming you are) you should check out their recent portraits of Kate Moss, JLo, and Taraji P. Henson in the March W mag. Also Mert shares a lot of their work on his instagram @mertalas.

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