There's no doubt in my mind that you've seen Michael Thompson's gorgeous images in magazines like GQ, Vanity Fair, Allure, W, Harper's Bazaar or Vogue. (Who could forget Jennifer Aniston in nothing but a tie in that famous GQ cover?) So what separates Thompson's work from countless other celebrity or fashion photographers? It's the way he captures women. Working under the late and great, Irving Penn, Thompson learned to keep his photos “crisp and direct”, to make each image shine.
Stunning, sexy but never over-the-top, Thompson's photos are tastefully risque, straddling the line between sweet and sultry. Take a look at these photos to see what I mean.
"A man in a photo is always the same person, but you can put the same woman in a series of pictures and change her in each picture to tell the story you want."