Ross Garrett

Ross Garrett will tell you he’s a “portrait and fashion photographer”, but anyone who has worked with him will tell you he’s a magician. From his little black box beauty magically appears. It’s the reason the 33-year-old has scooped a few Loeries and the AFI Best Fashion Photographer Award in 2012. The fact that he’s as humble as he is talented probably explains why he’s one of the most hired (and respected) photographers on the fashion block. That, and the fact that his images are so beautiful they make you cut up your favourite magazine just to “own” one. Or so I’ve been told. Numéro magazine doesn’t call on just anyone to shoot Die Antwoord for its illustrious pages but it called on Garrett. So did Dazed & Confused and V Man magazine, the supermodels of the international fashion and culture scene. The world is a more beautiful place for having him in it. — Cat Pritchard