These Cristian Di Stefano Fashion Shots Are Exotic and Well-Traveled

 - Jun 26, 2011
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What a strikingly stunning series of photographs from fashion photographer Cristian Di Stefano! The Argentina native has been living in Barcelona for the past 10 years of his fruitful career, and the influence of European culture is evident in his pictures. The edgy nature of his photos in style and setting makes them hard to take your eyes off.

I prefer the outdoor shots such as the one set over the Venetian canal, as they incorporate an iconic setting with a creative outlook from the photog's lens. What makes Di Stefano stand out from many other fashion photographers is that he usually serves as the creative art director for the shoots, so his eye is a part of the way the shoot comes together from start to finish. Di Stefano has shot for such international editorials as Vogue, Dazed and Zink.

Implications - In photography, whether in fashion, advertising or art, consumers are struck by imagery that incorporates familiar settings, but approaches them with a perspective and insight that is beyond that of the everyday person. Images such as these allow consumers to escape from the restrictions of the everyday world.