In the Featuring of Photo Legends and Talents series Kai Stuht goes on a journey and interviews the hottest and most successful photographers worldwide. Star photographer Dylan Don is best known for his work as a Fashion and Portrait Photographer. Just about everything of distinction has stood in front of his lens. He has already photographed Cara Delevingne, Kevin Hart and Tom Hiddleston. His work can be seen in major magazines such as GQ, Philipp Plein and L'Uomo Vogue. With his base in Munich, his photographic style is currently not so much in demand on the german market. Too lively, too extravagant. His main places of work include England, America, France and Italy.
About Dylan Don
Dylan Don's cocky funny fashion portraits are set in a sun-drenched world crawling with color —
Born in the gloomy, monochrome world of Bavaria, he's seduced by the lush tones and bright sun of Los Angeles, and the city's vivid backdrops, retro Americana touches, plush hotel interiors and vertigo-inducing infinity pools feature prominently in his polychromatic images.
He sometimes shucks the color palette, however, for black-and-white images that are exercises in minimalism. His portraits of understated opulence from closer home in Europe, however, are also more restrained and elegant.
Dylan channels indie director Wes Anderson's richly patterned eccentricity, and his bold images have a similar power to hypnotize. Whether it's fashion editor Robert Rabensteiner riding a ski lift in the Alps with his Weimaraner dog, or the models Cara and Poppy Delevingne shivering with cold on the deck chairs of the Beverly Hills Hotel rooftop, his playful portraits laugh at the manufactured blandness of contemporary celebrity photography. His images have the rare intimacy of 'selfies', except that they're 'selfies' curated by an operatic imagination.
He's working on an 'In Their Shoes' series, which consists of photographs of 'shoes' encountered during his high-velocity travels. Given Dylan's obsessions, his images of 'shoes' worn by a Village People-like cast of characters across the world are infused by the same whimsical intimacy that gives his portraits such rare power.