From Emancipated Actress Covers to Floral Fantasy Shoots

By: Jana Pijak - May 31, 2015
These May 2015 fashion photography trends range from floral fantasy photoshoots to emancipated actress covers that show an elusive celeb's softer side. In celebration of the fashion industry's recent focus on opulence, photography is becoming less understated and more artistic.

Standouts include chromatic and color-coded fashion editorials as well as ad campaigns that celebrate realistic beauty ideals. These May 2015 fashion photography trends also include retro features like 60s-inspired songstress shoots and hipster portraits the reference the styles of the 90s.

When it comes to the month's conceptual photography, eccentric hoodlum images and moody garden catalogs stand out. While gritty street life is portrayed through a fashionable eye, a botanical backdrop is used to evoke an emotive and surreal theme. Overall, a focus on fantasy is present in these visual works that defy convention while challenging a viewer's expectations.