About

Rossella Vanon – London fashion and beauty photographer

My name is Rossella Vanon and I am a fashion and beauty photographer based in London, UK.
I was born in a small town in Italy and developed an early love for art since the very early days. After devoting my teenage years to playing music instruments and obtaining a Sound Engineering & Music Business Degree, I developed a burning passion for photography that I was decided to grow into a full time business.

8 years later and here we are. My client list includes names such as ELLE and Marie Claire magazines, Profoto and Ottoman Hands jewellery amongst others.

My work is defined by an attentive use of light and colour – two of my favourite things. I love spending time evaluating both before a shoot, planning a lighting setup that creates the exact mood I want the images to convey and colours that enhance that same feeling, all working in harmony with one another.

Apart from photographing, I enjoy taking care of the production of my shoots too. Using my experience and valuable connections acquired from years in the fashion and beauty industry, I love to carefully evaluate a brand or collection and come up with suitable shoot ideas, colours and lighting that match the client’s values, visuals and objectives. I cast for suitable models from top modelling agencies and gather a professional and friendly styling team that will execute the tasks to perfection.
I am also the owner of the photography studio Huddle Studios in East London, that offers a comfortable and spacious working environment and can warmly accommodate a wide range of projects.

Alongside photo shoots, I have been teaching renowned photography workshops in London for the past four years, mentoring new photographers and enriching knowledge on topics ranging from lighting techniques to model direction, from business to retouching. Teaching and meeting new photographers is a true pleasure for me. As a mentor, I also had the honour of making appearances for talks and seminars at high-profile events such as The Photography Show, Pure London and The Photographers’ Gallery.

I was lucky to have the opportunity to write a book along the way, fulfilling a dream I had since I was little. The book, named ‘Lighting People’, is a in-depth photography lighting guide focusing on the standard and creative use of studio lighting, published by ILEX / Octopus Press in late 2016.

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Magazines

Marie Claire Taiwan
Marie Claire Indonesia
ELLE India
ELLE Malaysia
ELLE Romania
ELLE Bulgaria
ELLE Oriental
Nylon
JFW UK
Hunger TV

Clients

Ottoman Hands Jewellery
Profoto
Polydor Records
The London Beauty Institute
NYX Cosmetics
Hair Weaves UK
Oprent
The Season Hats
SG Hair
Dial Watches

Awards

Professional Photographer of the Year PPOTY Award 2011
Artist Wanted – Art Takes Times Square Award 2012
International Photography Awards IPA 2012 – 3 Honorable Mentions

Interviews


PROFOTO – Rossella Vanon – Zero Flashes
BREED – Chats with Rossella Vanon
PROFOTO – Rossella Vanon
Hunger TV Magazine – Talent – Young Blood 1
Hunger TV Magazine – Talent – Young Blood 2
Raw Magazine
PROFOTO – Campaign behind the scenes
Foto Flock
The D-Photo: Editorial Fashion Photography