200 Best Ad Photographers worldwide 18/19 – Lürzer’s Archive Specials
200 Best Ad Photographers worldwide 18/19: the latest biennial volume, 200 Ad Photographers worldwide, finally is published. The hefty volume (some 500+ pages) is the result of a thorough preselection and judging process which in the end distilled the 8,000+ submissions. In all, the 538 pieces that made it into the book come from a total of 30 countries.
The cover image we chose for 200 Best Ad Photographers worldwide 18/19, this time comes from Mark Laita. He is an internationally award-winning photographer, who has been a constant presence in Archive magazine for some twenty years. He’s particularly well-known for his photos of aquatic creatures such as tropical fish but also reptiles and amphibian. He once got bitten by one of his models, a Black Mamba – the deadliest of snakes – but obviously lived to tell. Compared to that, shooting the two generations of American bullterriers you can see on the cover must have been a piece of cake, perhaps because of the power of music apparently playing through the set of headphones the two share.
Another worldfamous photographer, Rankin, was on the jury for this volume and also features in the interview that precedes our latest collection of photographs from around the world.