Emma Summerton’s Fashionable Portraiture

April 7, 2014

By Brienne Walsh

© Emma Summerton/Styling by Michael Kucmeroski

For the cover story in the Art Issue of W, Emma Summerton photographed actor George Clooney in a suit designed by artist Yayoi Kusama in an environment that was built to match. Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more images.

Celebrities are the new models. To sell copies, fashion magazines regularly feature the celebrity of the moment, modeling the clothes of the moment. For fashion photographers, the challenge is to create photo stories that present the celebrities in unexpected ways, while making sure they remain recognizable to readers and fans.  For photographer Emma Summerton, who moves seamlessly between shooting fashion and...

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