With Halloween right around the corner, what better way to get into the spooky spirit than by checking out some creative photography? These ten have been chosen because they don't just bust out costumes on Halloween, rather, they make them a part of their everyday life. So whether you need a last minute idea on what to wear or just need some fresh photography inspiration, here's our list of ten photographers who will surely get you in the spirit!
1. Amy Stein
Ever wonder what Halloween would be like if you were a kid growing up in New York City? In this series, titled Halloween in Harlem
, photographer Amy Stein explores this question as shows us the many colorful kid costumes walking the urban streets.
2. Peter Tangen
At first, The Real Life Superhero Project
was conceived as an avenue to shine light on a new breed of activism and altruism, through a photographic installation to benefit the established organizations the superheroes believe in.
3. Craig McDean
Originally shot for Vogue's May 08 issue
, photographer Craig McDean wanted to celebrate the power and glory of superhero style in honor of the Costume Institute's Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
4. Dulce Pinzón
In order to shed light on the importance of Mexican and Latino immigrant labor on our society, Dulce Pinzón created a series of satirical documentary-style photographs
that feature ordinary men and women in their work environments in New York. These are actual immigrants who have put on superhero costumes.
5. Ian Pool
Ever wonder what superheroes do when they're not saving everyday citizens? Us, too! Toronto based photographer Ian Pool gives us a sneak peak at superheroes
in the city.
6. Alexia Sinclair
Australian photographer and digital artist Alexia Sinclair balances the beauty of fine art, history, and modern art techniques. "The Regal Twelve" series
is a suite of pictures depicting powerful historical women combining photography, illustration, European backdrops, fashion models, historical treasures and symbolic references, digitally montaged to create works based on historical truths.
7. Alan Powdrill
What could be more frightening for a kid than seeing his favorite mascot decapitated and wearing a human head? This disturbing set, titled Down in the Woods Today
, is the creation of London-based photographer Alan Powdrill.
8. Tim Walker
Tim Burton inspired last year's October issue of Harper’s Bazaar
in a fun layout shot by our of my favorite fashion photographers, Tim Walker. Dressed in everyone from Chanel to Alexander McQueen, the models show us a dark but glamorous side to fashion.
9. Alan Powdrill
Taking inspiration from Disney movies, Joel (or Boy_Wonder) has created a magical set of photos
. Using a little Photoshop and some handmade, cardboard cut-outs, Joel not only remakes memorable movie moments, he puts his own, unique spin on things.
10. Eugenio Recuenco
is an award-winning fashion photographer from Spain. His unique style has been referred to as "cinematographic" and "pictorial." We call his photos incredibly creative and spellbinding.