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Top 100 Photography Trends in December

From Comical Collapsing Portraits to Body Ink Images

— December 9, 2014 — Fashion
Candid, quirky and surreal are all great words to describe the direction and mood of the December 2014 photography trends. Although there are some more serious examples including a portrait series focused on people in debt and, of course, staged photoshoots such as the slew of editorials featured in fashion magazines, these descriptors nevertheless identify a larger theme that is embracing fantasy and reality in interesting ways.

As people move away from the ideal standard of beauty, they nevertheless appear to be shifting towards another state of surreality that is much more imaginative and some might argue educational. This collection of December 2014 photography trends shows that by way of intimate stranger projects and elderly athletes.
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Activity
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Sporty Monochromatic Fashion
Sporty Monochromatic Fashion
Blake Davenport Captures Jaq Bueno Exclusively for Fashion Gone Rogue
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93
Bewitchingly Naughty Editorials
Bewitchingly Naughty Editorials
Karmen Pedaru Stars in the L’Express Styles October Issue
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92
Sophisticated Newcomer Editorials
Sophisticated Newcomer Editorials
Carmen Kass Stars in the Vogue UK December Issue
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91
Glamorous Red Fashion
Glamorous Red Fashion
Model Anna Emilia Seewald is a Scarlet Lady in Grazia Germany
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90
Debt Suffering Portraits
Debt Suffering Portraits
Brittany M. Powell Photographs People in Debt for Her Latest Series
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89
Naughty Girl Editorials
Naughty Girl Editorials
Meghan Collison Stars in Numero's November Issue
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88
Shaking Puppy Portraits
Shaking Puppy Portraits
Shake Puppies Captures These Adorable Pooches Mid-Shake
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87
Russian Championing Photography
Russian Championing Photography
Transnistria Conglomerate Follows a Deadlocked City
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86
Striking Monochromatic Editorials
Striking Monochromatic Editorials
Hilary Rhoda Stars in Glamour Magazine's December Issue
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85
Daring Crimson Editorials
Daring Crimson Editorials
Amanda Wellsh Stars in the Vogue Netherlands December Issue
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84
Bicycling Beauty Photography
Bicycling Beauty Photography
Cycles Lady Captures Bikin' Babes All Over Town
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83
Beautifully Candid Portraiture
Beautifully Candid Portraiture
Frank Bauer Photographs Famous Faces at Their Most Vulnerable
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82
Understated Utilitarian Apparel
Understated Utilitarian Apparel
This Hector Hernandez Campaign Boasts Uniformed Menwear Styles
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81
Compelling Autumn Editorials
Compelling Autumn Editorials
Coco Rocha Stars in Allure Korea's November Issue
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80
Crimped Couture Editorials
Crimped Couture Editorials
The Vogue Paris La Pirate Fashion Story is Extravagantly Styled
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79
Boldly Striped Editorials
Boldly Striped Editorials
Marcelia Freesz Stars in Marie Claire Brazil's November Issue
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78
Vivacious Balcony Editorials
Vivacious Balcony Editorials
The Girls on the Balcony Series Comes to a Close
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77
Bohemian Fall Fashion
Bohemian Fall Fashion
Model Jacquelyn Jablonski Wears Subtly Whimsical Outfits for ELLE Italy
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76
Sci-Fi Romance Edirorials
Sci-Fi Romance Edirorials
The Latest Long Tran Collection Features Psychedelic Prints
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75
Charming Cactus Lookbooks
Charming Cactus Lookbooks
The Lika Mimika Lookbook Showcases Footwear in the Desert
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74
Bejeweled Beauty Editorials
Bejeweled Beauty Editorials
Beauty Scene's Mila Exclusive is Heavily Accessorized and Opulent
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73
Gloaming Beach Editorials
Gloaming Beach Editorials
Model Ginta Lapina Layers Up for Glass Magazine
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72
Dysfunctional Childhood Photography
Dysfunctional Childhood Photography
Monika Merva Photographs the City of Children
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71
Personified Bird Editorials
Personified Bird Editorials
Glassbook Magazine's Feathered Hues Story Highlights Feather Fashions
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70
Titillating Rooftop Editorials
Titillating Rooftop Editorials
Photographer Fox Harvard Shot Rebekah Underhill for C-Heads
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69
Elderly Athlete Photography
Elderly Athlete Photography
Dean Bradshaw Photographs 'The Golden Years' in His Latest Series
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68
Avant-Garde Outerwear Editorials
Avant-Garde Outerwear Editorials
Interview Magazine's New Down Story Features Warm Winter Fashions
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67
Denim Urbanite Collections
Denim Urbanite Collections
The Scotch & Soda Fall/Winter Collection is Effortlessly Cool
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66
Bohemian Autumn Apparel
Bohemian Autumn Apparel
Teen Vogue's La Boheme Image Series Boasts Eclectic Fall Fashions
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65
Provocatively Surreal Editorials
Provocatively Surreal Editorials
The Toiletpaper Gang is Back with an Editorial for Dazed Magazine
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64
Fearless Wanderlust Editorials
Fearless Wanderlust Editorials
Janneke Storm Photographed Julia Andrea a C-Heads Editorial
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63
Caped Bridal Gowns
Caped Bridal Gowns
The Solange Wedding Dress is Fierce and Fashionable
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62
Convivial Retro Editorials
Convivial Retro Editorials
Frida Aasen Stars in the Elle US December Issue
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61
Preppy Punk Editorials
Preppy Punk Editorials
Veronika Vilim Stars in Saty + Pratha's VEIN Magazine Feature
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60
Sporty Urbanite Editorials
Sporty Urbanite Editorials
Adriana Cernanova Dons Pieces from The Alexander Wang x HM Collection
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59
Eclectic Winter Editorials
Eclectic Winter Editorials
Joan Small Stars in Vogue Japan's December Issue
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58
Understated Model Candids
Understated Model Candids
Carley Blayney Stars in this Go-See Feature for The Ones 2 Watch
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57
Sultry Tropical Campaigns
Sultry Tropical Campaigns
Adriana Lima Stars in the Versace for Riachuelo Campaign
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56
Ethereal Wintertide Editorials
Ethereal Wintertide Editorials
Amanda Murphy Stars in V Magazine's Winter Issue
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55
Woodland Geisha Editorials
Woodland Geisha Editorials
The Ones 2 Watch Jade Exclusive is Culturally Clothed
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54
Luxurious Laundromat Editorials
Luxurious Laundromat Editorials
Rosie Huntington Whiteley Stars in Vogue Mexico's November Issue
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53
Sweetly Subversive Photography
Sweetly Subversive Photography
Keith Allen Phillips Covers His Models in Chocolate and Cheetos
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52
Desirous Summer Editorials
Desirous Summer Editorials
Cameron Davis Tries to 'Keep Summer Alive' for C-Heads
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51
Masculine Yoga Calendars
Masculine Yoga Calendars
Photographer Amy Goalen Captures the Masculine Side of Yoga
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50
Surreal Dreamscape Editorials
Surreal Dreamscape Editorials
Frances Coombe Stars in Vogue Italia's October Issue
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49
Floating Puppy Portraits
Floating Puppy Portraits
Julia Christe Captures these Canines in Mid-Air
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48
Conceptual Military Fashion
Conceptual Military Fashion
L'Officiel Hommes Thailand's Royal Infantry Story is Couture-Clad
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47
Bizarre Family Photography
Bizarre Family Photography
'Acting Future' Images the Future in Reverse
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46
Seductive Neon Editorials
Seductive Neon Editorials
Rainer Torrado's 'Neon Knight' Story Boasts Chromatic Color Imagery
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45
Sensory Stimulating Collections
Sensory Stimulating Collections
Eva Zar Introduces Her Collection to C-Heads
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44
Eclectic Dress-Up Editorials
Eclectic Dress-Up Editorials
Design Scene's Latest Exclusive Boasts Theatrical Fashion Picks
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43
Fresh-Faced Couture Ads
Fresh-Faced Couture Ads
The Jennifer Lawrence Dior Campaign is Clean and Simple
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42
Sublime Raver Editorials
Sublime Raver Editorials
GQ Style China's The Moon Series Features Conceptual Menswear Fashions
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41
Retro Beach Campaigns
Retro Beach Campaigns
Call Me the Breeze Introduces Its 'Wild Ocean Blues' Campaign
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40
Contemporary Forest Residences
Contemporary Forest Residences
Chile's CBI House Blends Modern Design with Natural Topography
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39
Statue-Inspired Model Portraits
Statue-Inspired Model Portraits
Cecilie Deisting Skejo Fronts Elle Denmark's Artistic Editorial
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38
Luxurious Sportswear Editorials
Luxurious Sportswear Editorials
Wonderland's The Kid Image Series is Athletically Dressed
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37
Illuminating Cosmetic Campaigns
Illuminating Cosmetic Campaigns
Nagi Sakai Captures the Latest Barneys Beauty Book Advert
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36
Carnival Beachwear Catalogs
Carnival Beachwear Catalogs
The Mara Hoffman Swimwear Lookbook Takes Place at a Boho Abode
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35
Intense Bedroom Editorials
Intense Bedroom Editorials
Mariano Nocitto Photographed Teresita Spodeler for C-Heads
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34
Couture-Clad Celebrity Portraits
Couture-Clad Celebrity Portraits
The Edit's Keira Knigtly Editorial Boasts a Range of Luxe Staples
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33
Gothic Mermaid Catalogs
Gothic Mermaid Catalogs
Nympha's Underwater-Themed Lookbook Highlights Daring Fashions
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32
Body Ink Portraits
Body Ink Portraits
The London Tattoo Convention by Andy Lo Po are Dramatically Edgy
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31
Elizabethan Sci-Fi Characters
Elizabethan Sci-Fi Characters
Super Flemish by Sacha Goldberger Re-Imagines Batman, R2D2 and More
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30
Joyful Crop Editorials
Joyful Crop Editorials
Lindsey Wixson Stars in Vogue Australia's December Issue
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29
Luxe Sportswear Editorials
Luxe Sportswear Editorials
Elsewhere Magazine's Leave Me Alone Story is Athletic-Themed
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28
Mod It Girl Editorials
Mod It Girl Editorials
Harper’s Bazaar Mexico's Factory Girl StoryCelebrates Edie Sedgwick Style
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27
Botanical Beauty Portraits
Botanical Beauty Portraits
Beauty Scene's Latest Exclusive Boasts Flirty and Feminine Makeup Looks
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26
Topographic Motif Menswear
Topographic Motif Menswear
The Harvey Nichols x ADYN Capsule Collection is Edgy and Athletic
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25
Retro Wanderlust Editorials
Retro Wanderlust Editorials
Dana Trippe Photographed Beautiful Girls Wearing Clothes from Lenni
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24
Adventurous Ski Editorials
Adventurous Ski Editorials
Karlie Kloss is a Couture Ski Bunny in Vogue Paris' November Issue
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23
Movember Mustache Competitions
Movember Mustache Competitions
The World Beard and Mustache Championships Feature Interesting 'Dos
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22
Comical Collapsing Portraits
Comical Collapsing Portraits
Sandro Giodarno Explores Our Existential Crisis in His Latest Series
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21
Face Painted Beauty Closeups
Face Painted Beauty Closeups
This i-D Magazine Shoot Highlights the Season's Hottest Cosmetic Hues
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20
Rap Royalty Editorials
Rap Royalty Editorials
Nicki Minaj Covers V Magazine's November Issue
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19
Conceptual African Queen Portraits
Conceptual African Queen Portraits
David Arnal's Ebony by Identity Editorial is Eccentrically Chic
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18
Carefree Californian Editorials
Carefree Californian Editorials
Zach McCaffree Photographs a Day in Santa Barbara
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17
Slumber Party Lookbooks
Slumber Party Lookbooks
The Latest Dear Friends Lookbook is Featured on C-Heads
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16
Refined Renaissance Lookbooks
Refined Renaissance Lookbooks
The Valentino Spring/Summer Lookbook Goes Back in Time
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15
Artistically Surreal Portraits
Artistically Surreal Portraits
Photographer Aisha Zeijpveld Captures the Absurd in a Playful Way
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14
Compelling Ethereal Photography
Compelling Ethereal Photography
Diggie Vitt's Latest Traveling Inspired Some Surreal New Photos
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13
Conceptual Headpiece Editorials
Conceptual Headpiece Editorials
Elle Mexico's Coexistencia Story Boasts Avant Garde Accessories
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12
Whimsical Winter Fashion Ads
Whimsical Winter Fashion Ads
The Love & Lemons Holiday Campaign Stars a Romantic Taylor Hill
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11
Fascinating Seduction Editorials
Fascinating Seduction Editorials
Stefano Gall Photographed Cayla and Adria for C-Heads
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10
Rockabilly Rebel Photography
Rockabilly Rebel Photography
This Candid Fashion Editorial Stars Fresh Face Ash Stymest
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9
Female Fairytale Photoshoots
Female Fairytale Photoshoots
Darya Kondratyeva Captures Images Inspired by Empowering Female Leads
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8
Raw Rebel Photography
Raw Rebel Photography
Valentina Quijada's Candid Editorial Highlights Rugged Surfer Styles
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7
Historically Futuristic Fashions
Historically Futuristic Fashions
This Is Not Clothing's Collection III Boasts Graphic Streetwear
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6
Spell-binding 70s Editorials
Spell-binding 70s Editorials
Kristina Yenko Photographed a 70s Editorial for a C-Heads Exclusive
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5
Gloriously Grotesque Photography
Gloriously Grotesque Photography
Shoreditch Wildlife Documents Reckless Lifestyles
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4
Luscious Swimsuit Editorials
Luscious Swimsuit Editorials
Jeffrey Chan Photographed McKenna Berkley for C-Heads
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3
Uninhibited Snogging Photography
Uninhibited Snogging Photography
Harley Weird Photographs People Kissing in her Latest Project
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2
Body Diversity Campaigns
Body Diversity Campaigns
This Dear Kate Ad Celebrates All Different Types of Bodies
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1
Intimate Stranger Photography
Intimate Stranger Photography
Hemya Moran Invites Strangers to Become a Part of Her World
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