10 Times Photographer Alasdair McLellan Wowed Us With Beauty

I first became aware of photographer Alasdair McLellan when I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch who’d hired the young superstar to do the iconic imagery for its new retail concept Ruehl No.925. Since then he has photographed advertising campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Topshop, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Miu Miu, Margaret Howell, Palace, and Supreme.

Born in Doncaster, McLellan’s career began at i-D magazine. He has since gone on to shoot numerous i-D covers, notably with Jourdan Dunn and Coco Rocha ; along with covers and editorials for British Vogue, GQ Style, WSJ, W and Vogue Paris.

British Notabales says that “McLellan’s considerable commercial output capitalizes on the photographer’s ability to capture constructed images with a candidness. He is capable of bringing out the person within the subject, using a naturally light touch and form entirely his own.”

He has also lent his hand to the entertainment industry. McLellan’s portrait of Adele features on the cover of her 2015, multi-million selling album, 25, and from 2016, he directed a triptych of the videos for British band The xx.

His first book, Ultimate Clothing Company, was published in 2013 and documented modern British masculinity. In 2016, his second book, Ceremony, featured his documentation in 2006 of the ceremonial troops of the British Army, while his third called Palace, published the same year, was in collaboration with Palace Skateboards.

McLellan’s photography has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery and Phillips.

Here are ten times the dazzling shutterbug has caught our eye (from his Instagram account).

Piccadilly during Lockdown. London. April, 2020. For Love Magazine.

 

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Isaac and Mark. Essex, February, 2020. Future/Spectrum

 

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Roman, 2011. A new signed and numbered print edition for the NHS in collaboration with @lucykumaramoore and @clairederouenbooks All proceeds from the sales of this print will be donated to NHS Charities Together, supporting NHS staff and volunteers working on the frontline caring for COVID-19 patients. Edition of 45 digital c-type prints (10×12 image on 12×16 paper). Printed by @bayeux_ltd. The edition is now sold out. Thank you very much for the support.
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Happy 15th Birthday. Harry, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, 2016. Another Man

 

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Hugh, 2019. L’UOMO VOGUE

 

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Bonus Break, 2019. Re-Edition Magazine

 

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Rex. Pony. 2019.

 

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Oisin/James, 2018. For Birthday/Arena Homme Plus.

 

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Blondey aged 21, Stadio Dei Marmi, Roma, 2019. BLONDEY 15-21 New Book. OUT NOW Edited and Designed at M/M Paris.  Texts by Jo-Ann Furniss.

 

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Kristan and Max. Doncaster, 2019. For Replica Summer and Autumn, 2019.

 

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