Steven Meisel Biography
Steven Meisel is a fashion photographer who rose to prominence and critical acclaim for his work in Vogue magazines in the United States and Italy, as well as his photos of Madonna in her 1992 book Sex. He is now regarded as one of the most prolific fashion photographers in the industry, having shot for US and Italian Vogue, as well as W and British Vogue in recent years.
How old is Steven Meisel? – Age
The fashion photographer is 66 years old as of 5 June 2020. She was born in 1954 in New York, New York, United States.
Steven Meisel Family
Meisel is the son of Leonard Meisel, and Sarah Meisel.
Steven Meisel Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be around $100 million.
Steven Meisel Madonna
Meisel has contributed photographs to the covers of many successful albums and singles, including Madonna’s 1984 album Like a Virgin and Mariah Carey’s 1995 album Daydream, both of which have received RIAA Diamond certification. His art can also be seen on the covers of Madonna’s single “Poor Girl,” Madonna’s small picture disc for “Fever,” and Mariah Carey’s single “Fantasy.”
Steven Meisel Work
One of Meisel’s first employment was as an illustrator for fashion designer Halston. He also taught part-time illustration at Parsons. Meisel never imagined himself as a photographer. Jerry Schatzberg, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, and Bert Stern were among his favorite photographers. He believed that illustration was becoming obsolete, and he discovered photography to be a more durable medium. Later, while working as an illustrator for Women’s Wear Daily, he went to Elite Model Management and was permitted to photograph some of their models by Oscar Reyes, a booker who liked his illustrations.
He would shoot them in his Gramercy Park apartment or on the street, working at Women’s Wear Daily throughout the week and with the models on weekends. Phoebe Cates was one of them. Some of these models went to Seventeen magazine castings to present their portfolios, which included some of Meisel’s photography, and Seventeen approached him and asked if he wanted to work with them. Meisel currently works for a variety of fashion publications, including Interview and US and Italian Vogue.
Linda Evangelista, Guinevere Van Seenus, Karen Elson, Meghan Collison, Amber Valletta, Kristen McMenamy, Stella Tennant, Raquel Zimmerman, Sasha Pivovarova, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Gisele Bündchen, Caroline Trentini, Karl Lagerfeld, Sasha Pivovarova, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Caroline Trentini, Karl Lagerfeld, Sasha Pivovarova, The presence and training of Meisel continues to reach beyond current models.
He used his clout among the fashion elite to get Vogue to publish an issue featuring only black models. He also gave Ross Van Der Heide, a young fashion designer, a boost in his career by showing Anna Sui Ross’s work. Hairstylists Jimmy Paul, Oribe Canales, Garren, Orlando Pita, and Guido Palau, as well as make-up artists François Nars, Laura Mercier, Pat McGrath, and the late Kevyn Aucoin, owe some of their popularity to the photographer.