When we think of famous photographers, our minds often jump to such risqué snappers as Tyler Shields, Oliverio Toscani and Steven Klein. Fashion photography is all about making a statement, yes, but it's easy to forget that it's also about beauty, capturing the pose of a model or the fall of a shadow.
Montreal-based photographer Malina Corpadean can easily be described as one of Canada's most prominent photographers, snapping striking profiles for the likes of Glow, Fashion and Elle magazines. With a background studying Art History at McGill University, her style is tainted by grand sweeping statements of bygone eras, bringing models to life in century-old settings.
In 2012, she was awarded the P&G prize as the Photographer of the Year in Canada, impressing panelists with her delicate playfulness with faces and figures. Even when leather is the fabric of choice and androgyny the trend under the lens, Corpadean strikes a graceful balance between strength and sensuality while photographing model Bekah Jenkins for the 12th issue of Bambi Magazine.
And when a male model is called upon to showcase body art and accessories with a hard edge for Canadian magazine Dressed to Kill, Corpadean treats the concept with elegance and a slant of anguish in her classical composition. Her feminine sensitivity permeates and seduces the viewer who is transported to a distinct moment in time that could only have been created, imagined and captured by her camera.
Images via Malina Corpadean/The Meat Market