27 of the Best Interior Photographers: Capturing Beautiful Interiors Around the World
The art of interior photography is not an easy one. The right light, the right angle, etc. Everything must be just so in order to successfully photograph an interior atmosphere with style. Working tirelessly to capture beautiful interiors by top interior designers from around the world, these 27 interior photographers are some of the best at their craft! So, read on and enjoy!
27 of the Best Interior Photographers
Born in the UK and raised in Australia, Jonny Valiant has worked as an interior and food photographer for over 20 years. First, in NYC and subsequently in LA, Jonny’s passion for his craft is evident in every one of his photographs. Picking just one image to feature for Jonny was not an easy task, a clear reminder of why we picked him for our list of the best interior photographers. When he isn’t capturing beautiful interiors and delicious meals, Jonny is often found at his Laurel Canyon home cooking for his wife and two sons.
Surely one of the best interior photographers, Stephen Karlisch is also a travel enthusiast and Deadshot aficionado. Over the course of his 15-year career, Stephen has been published in AD, Veranda, Elle Decor, and beyond. “Being able to translate the layers of design to a two-dimensional realm has always been an exciting challenge for me,” says Stephen. Further, as a former architecture student, he has a special eye for photographing interiors. Stephen is more than just a photographer for hire, he works closely with the top interior designers in Texas and throughout the US to help elevate their brand assets for coffee table books, editorial features, and visual archives.
A master of capturing interior design, architecture, and mouth-watering cocktails, Steve Freihon is for sure one of the best interior and architectural photographers out there. Born in New York City and raised in the suburban town of Edison, New Jersey, Steve’s interest in photography was sparked as a result of his father, an avid hobbyist. After graduating with a B.A. from NYU, Steve took a job working in fashion photography briefly before finding architectural photography and instantly falling in love.
A New York City native since birth, Douglas Friedman began his career in film before leaving Hollywood with a one-way ticket to Indonesia. After a year and a half traveling the world and photographing everything he came across, Douglas returned to NYC to study photographic technique and theory. Shortly thereafter his fascination with architecture and design found its way into his work as he began shooting stories for Wallpaper*, Domino, and Elle Decor. Then Douglas explored fashion and portraiture, shooting for the likes of Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair. In addition, Douglas has two exhibits of his fine photography. Currently, he divides his time between LA and New York, spreading beauty with his charisma and charm.
Based in London, James McDonald is an international interior photographer for many of the world’s leading interior designers. Featured in magazines such as World of Interiors and House and Harden, James brings a beautiful editorial style to his photos. In particular, James enjoys working on books. Consequently, he is the author of Alnwick Castle – The Home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland (Published by Frances Lincoln) and photographer of Alidad: The Timeless Home (Published by Rizzoli). In addition to being one of the best interior photographers, James’ work also includes private portraits and still life commissions for Middle Eastern royalty and families across Europe.
From his home base in Salt Lake City, Utah, Alan Blakely works on assignments throughout North America and Western Europe. With over two decades of experience, Alan’s eye for creating captivating, stylish, sophisticated interior photography is pure delight. During assignments, Alan’s wife Colelyn joins him as the stylist and project coordinator. Alan’s clients include top architecture and interior design firms. Moreover, he has been featured in the best interior design publications, AD, Veranda, Architectural Record, to name just a few. In addition to taking amazing photographs, Alan is the host of A Photographer’s Life Channel. Further, in his spare time, he captures “Hidden Spaces & Forgotten Places“. He is also the author of Fundamentals of Architectural Photography, and a mentor to many aspiring professional photographers.
Bess Friday, is a California-based Commercial, Editorial & Fine Art Photographer. In her ten-year career, Bess’s fresh, light-filled images garnered attention from both the fashion and interior design world. It landed her jobs shooting for major fashion brands like Kate Spade & Tory Burch along with published works in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor (US & China), Vogue Living, and many others. She currently lives & works in Marin County, CA with her husband and two young kids. Available for hire worldwide.
Hanna Połczyńska is the woman behind kroniki. For most of her life, Hanna has had a camera in her hands, so in 2017, she decided to make photography her profession alongside the marketing branch of her business. Further, her eye for detail pushed her towards interior and architecture photography, fields close to her heart. In addition to interiors and architecture Hanna also does some travel reportages and is always interested in new subjects.
Born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey, Marietta Leung picked up her first camera at age 8 and has been taking photos ever since. After receiving her B.F.A. in photography from Pratt Institute, Marietta settled in NYC and began her own business as an interiors, food, and still-life Photographer & Art Director.
Exploring Brandon Barré’s portfolio will quickly show you why he is one of the best interior and architectural photographers! Above all Brandon is a leader in the field of photographing luxury hotels & resorts, high-end residential interiors, and food & drink. As a result, over the course of his 20+ year career, Brandon has worked for some of the most prestigious designers and hotels. Further, he has been published in the world’s finest magazines. Brandon is a true artist and masterful technician. He posses a signature skill in lighting, an uncompromising eye for detail, and is an expert when it comes to digital retouching.
Striving to produce visually beautiful, naturally feeling photographs, François Guillemin is one of the best architectural and interior photographers in France. Thus, with careful composition, technical precision, and extensive knowledge of furniture and habitat, François expertly photographs anything and everything to do with architecture and interior design. In addition, François offers classes to those looking to learn more about interior and architectural photography.
Marco Joe Fazio
A self-proclaimed storyteller, Marco Joe Fazio is a strong believer in the power of visual concepts. Born and raised in Tuscany, Italy, Marco worked in architecture, interior and lighting design for more than 18 years. Then in 2008, he changed careers, starting his work as a photographer and designer in the UK. Subsequently, in 2010 he founded Marco Joe Fazio Ltd. as a solo photographic practice, today a leading agency in creative services for designers and brands in the interiors, hospitality, fashion, and food industries. The crossover between genres and industries is a peculiar and essential factor in his work. In short, a factor that led him to develop his trademark service, space + style by Marco Joe Fazio, where his multi-disciplinary team marries fashion pieces, mesmerizing architecture, food, and natural environment.
Magda Biernat is a contemporary art photographer specializing in architecture and interiors. While originally from Poland, Magda currently splits her time between NYC and Paris. With a MA in Marketing, BA in Photography, MFA in New Media, and as the former photo editor of Metropolis Magazine, Magda’s photos most certainly showcase her expert eye. An eye often featured by top publications like the New Yorker, National Geographic, Interior Design, and beyond. In addition to her commercial work, Magda’s fine art has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
A commercial and editorial photographer based in NYC, Claire Esparros is known for her beautiful interior photography. However, she prefers not to be put in a box, as really what she loves is the art of photography. Claire’s roster of magazine features is filled with top names like Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Lonny, House Beautiful, Bloomberg, Harper’s Bazaar, and on and on!
Born and raised in the UK, Amy Bartlam studied Photography and Visual Communications at Birmingham Institute before moving to LA in 2013. Amy specializes in interiors, and has been seen in Luxe, Good Housekeeping, Architectural Digest, Dwell and so many more magazines and blogs. In addition to interiors, Amy’s portfolio also includes a variety of personal work.
Best known for her charming and authentic style, Brittany Ambridge captures the essence of her subject, whether that’s the personality of a space or person. In particular, she delights in the art of subtly. Brittany’s ingenuity and passion for her craft make her highly sought after by leading interior designers, tastemakers, and celebrities. In short, a must on this list of best interior photographers. Moreover, her work has appeared in The New York Times, AD, Elle Decor, Vogue, and beyond. When not traveling, you can find her at home in Brooklyn.
After spending her formative years in New Zealand, Kate Martin headed for London at just 17 where she quickly discovered her passion for photography. Her career path began in the music industry, then she went on to utilize her talents to capture fashion, interiors, and celebrity portraits. Kate’s pictures have graced the pages of Vanity Fair, Elle Decor, Grazia, and so many more of the world’s finest publications.
A photographer, videographer, and multi-disciplined artist, Kris Tamburello’s portfolio is stunning to say the very least. With his eye for detail and technical proficiency, Kris’s pictures are bold and graphic while still subtle. Kris works throughout the US and Europe, but calls the art mecca Miami home. With clients like Dior, Lanvin, Yabu Pushelberg, Minotti, and publications in top magazines such as AD, Interior Design, Departures, Travel + Leisure, and beyond, Kris is a must-know name when it comes to the best interior photographers.
Known for his thoughtful eye, French photographer Stephan Julliard has documented many stunning spaces throughout his career making him another must on our list of best interior photographers. Stephan’s career took off in 2010 as a result of having his very first shoot chosen for the cover of the book Dealer’s Choice (Architecture Interiors Press). Since then he has continually collaborated with leading shelter magazines and his client list is full of world-renowned decorators like Kelly Wearstler, Jean-Louis Deniot, Pierre Yovanovitch, and more, along with top hotels, restaurants, and boutiques.
With a deep passion for photography and a willingness to really listen to clients, Martina Gemmola creates beautiful pictures of people, places, interiors, and food & lifestyle subjects. From her home in Melbourne, Martina travels throughout Australia, Europe, and the US, growing her craft. Further, Martina’s photographs have graced the pages of Vogue Living, House & Garden, Elle Italia, Belle, and many other renowned publications.
“To me, photography is a passion that sets my soul on fire,” writes Ercole Salinaro on his site. After discovering his passion for photography at a number of exhibitions he visited, Ercole dove headfirst into the art. Since beginning his professional career 15 years ago he has never been happier. “I believe that the essence of a home is captured in its fine detailing in every nook and corner of the house. Each home tells a story and being able to enhance the beauty of a home makes it one house that speaks a thousand words. And that’s something I love doing.”
Based in Brooklyn, Will Ellis studied filmmaking before finding himself drawn to still image-making. It was then he began his three year project photographing and researching New York’s modern ruins. A project that culminated in 2015 with his first photo book titled, Abandoned NYC. Today Will practices what he calls Artful Interior Photography. Specializing in residential and commercial interiors, Will takes a collaborative approach with his architect, designer, developer, and brand clients. Further, this combined with his trademark acute attention to detail results in precise, natural imagery with a narrative focus. “Pictures that not only capture environments, but the way we live and work within them.”
From commercial work and special commissions to breathtaking art photography, Steve Tsai creates beautiful photographs from his home in Toronto and beyond!
Andy Haslam is an award-winning architectural, interior, and advertising photographer with clients spanning from his hometown of London to many international destinations. A talent for capturing not just the look of a space, but also its character, defines Andy’s pictures. Moreover, this talent combined with his passion for composition and lighting and his vast understanding of the most complex production processes results in the highest quality images.
A Toronto-based commercial editorial photographer, Alex Lukey’s pictures beautifully capture whatever he is shooting. Whether his subject is an interior, a place, a person, food, or any other kind of thing he has been commissioned to photograph, Alex’s images are always thoughtfully and creatively composed.
Based in San Francisco, California, Christopher Stark is a commercial and fine art photographer. Specializing in interiors, architecture, and portraits, Christopher’s work has appeared in AD, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Luxe, The New York Times, and so on! On his site, you will also find a category titled Venezia containing wonderfully emotive photos from his 2017 art residency program in Venice. As a result, Christopher had the opportunity to exhibit internationally at the Misericordia Chapel.
Although Nicole England’s original passion was for the photography of people, the architecture talk around her dinner table growing up soon rubbed off. Thus leading Nicole to explore the places where people live and work, rather than just people alone. In short, the Melbourne, Australia-based Nicole is a master at capturing details. She then brilliantly uses them to embellish each frame. Moreover, her photographs give viewers the sense of being in a space, feeling its essence. While for her clients, Nicole’s photos elegantly capture their ‘voice’. Nicole’s images have been featured on the glossy pages of top magazines such as AD, Elle Decor, Wallpaper, and Vogue Living. She also published a book with Thames & Hudson called the Resident Dog: Incredible Homes and the Dogs That Live There.
By Anna Beck Bimba
Feature Image: Photos by Stephan Julliard