Fashion photographer Rossella Vanon - Profoto lighting demo at The Photography Show

Lighting demos at The Photography Show 2017

For the third year in a row this year I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at The Photography Show by Profoto. Those of you who follow my Instagram, where I often post behind the scenes pictures of my shoots, know I rely on Profoto on my shoots. Ever since I first used Profoto years ago, I’ve been worrying less and less about technical issues during shooting, such as radio signal failure between trigger and light or lights missing flashes. Without these preoccupations in mind, I am able to fully concentrate on the creative side of my projects (and …

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Lighting People – my new book

Have you ever had a dream, a persistent, sneaky little dream that kept you company for years and just didn’t go away? Mine was to write a book. I dreamt it so long, I started to feel comfortable around the idea that I wanted to write a book, so comfortable that I almost forgot that the whole plan was to actually write it, and not just dream about it. Then one day, in a coffee shop near my old house, I sent out an email. Several more emails turned into a meeting and that meeting turned into a proposal, which …

A date night with art

Being busy and rushing around, juggling the many tasks involved with running our own business, can easily drain the creative juices out of our bodies and at times leave us empty, with a primitive urge to get back to the root of it all, to where it all started, to the exact moment we fell in love with art in the very first place. Because, to me, loving art is not much different than loving a person or loving a place. It is just another relationship that comes with its own sequence of highs and lows, with its excitement and …

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The Season Hats look book

A few months ago I had the pleasure of photographing the spring summer fashion look book for a talented pair of millinery designers under the name of The Season Hats. Their idea was to create a catalogue that was colourful and bold whilst also showcasing the hats in a feminine and elegant way. They were initially drawn to the use of colour in my work and I was excited to hear that they were planning their shoot to revolve around colour too. With my friend Marina De Magalhaes at the styling, we started brainstorming and bouncing ideas back and forth. The …

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Actress Aiysha Hart shoot – BTS

A few months ago, when the air was warm and the flowers in bloom, I had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful actress Aiysha Hart. I first came across Aiysha in her leading role of Ariadne in the popular BBC TV Series ‘Atlantis’ next to Mark Addy, Jack Donnelly and Robert Emms, that totally fed that feminist, all ‘girl-power’ side of me. Later, I also came to know her for her performance as Mona in the movie ‘Honor’ next to Paddy Considine and Nikesh Patel. Being a fan of Atlantis myself, I was very thrilled at the opportunity of working with …

London fashion photographer Rossella Vanon

20 things about me

As a photographer, I spent years letting pictures do the talk. And while I certainly always hope that my images are worth a thousand words to some, I also realised that I have more than a thousand things to say and that megapixels were not enough of a voice anymore. The time spent behind the camera gave me the chance to express a lot of who I am in my work; every shoot deeply soaked in my mood, painted in my colours, screaming out my choices. But I am not just my work. I am more than my work. I …