Michael Thompson was born and raised in Washington State, where he was first introduced to photography at his father’s small portrait studio. He spent his summers working with his father, then, after graduating from high school, he earned a degree from the Brooks Institute of Photography. After completing his schooling, Michael Thompson moved to New York City and began assisting the legendary photographer, Irving Penn.
Michael Thompson has since photographed models and celebrities for countless prestigious fashion magazines, including W, Details, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ and The New York Times Magazine.
Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American street photographer born in New York City. Although born in the U.S., it was in France that Maier spent most of her youth. Maier returned to the U.S. in 1951 where she took up work as a nanny and care-giver for the rest of her life. In her leisure however, Maier had begun to venture into the art of photography. Consistently taking photos over the course of five decades, she would ultimately leave over 100,000 negatives, most of them shot in Chicago and New York City.
Alvaro Villarrubia Jimenez-Momediano: Spanish photographer (1964). Son of the photographer Luz Jimenez-Momediano and brother of the comic book color artist José villarrubia. He started photographing 80´s pop stars for album covers and concert posters. Since then he has shot celebrity portraits and fashion spreads for a myriad of Spanish publications: El Mundo (Magazine), El Pais, Neo2, Vanidad, Tendencias, Man, H Magazine,Arte de Vivir, Avenue, Fake, etc., international magazines: Art in America, SHÖN! (United Kindom), Paris Match, French Vogue, French Photo, Corriere della Sera (Italy), Marie Claire (Italy), Elle (Italy), Vision (China), Manner Aktuell (Germany), Black and White (Australia), Doux Magazine (Argentina), Umbigo (Portugal), etc., film posters (including Alejandro Almenabar’s Thesis) and fashion campaign 2007 for the Italian brand A-Style with the football mega star Leo Messy, Levi´s, Swatch, Athos Lombardini & Camper.
Anna-Lou „Annie” Leibovitz (born October 2, 1949) is an American portrait photographer. Born in Waterbury, Connecticut, Leibovitz is the third of six children. She is a third-generation American whose great-grandparents were Jewish immigrants, from Central and Eastern Europe. Her father’s parents had emigrated from Romania. Her mother, Marilyn Leibovitz, was a modern dance instructor of Estonian Jewish heritage; her father, Sam Leibovitz, was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. The family moved frequently with her father’s duty assignments, and she took her first pictures when he was stationed in the Philippines during the Vietnam War.