Los Angeles-based photographer Zoë Ghertner has rapidly established a reputation as one of the world’s leading fashion photographers. Her confident lens depicts women in their most comfortable states, producing artistic work that is both uncomplicated and alluring.
Ghertner has worked with some of the biggest names in fashion, including Chanel, Dior, and Hermès, as well as with the most reputable fashion magazines in the world—shooting the covers of i-D Magazine and The Gentlewoman, alongside portraits of Hollywood stars for the likes of American Vogue. Furthermore, she has produced two print publications, Simple Pleasures (2013) and New York Flowers (2012). After transitioning from studying dance to fine arts, Ghertner’s photographic career began with shooting still lifes, before moving naturally but swiftly into fashion photography and moving image.
The curated selection of work below reflects the versatility of Ghertner’s photographic style: landscapes of barren terrain and dramatic cliff edges for Noon Magazine sit alongside pensive black and white editorial shots that play with shadow and tone. The tactility of sticky-sweet ice cream melting down hands is juxtaposed against afternoon sun and dripping wet hair. With just the right amount of light, Ghertner creates quiet, balmy scenes that seem to hint at something deeper beyond the frame.