No other photographer has covered as much ground for Vanity Fair as Jonas Fredwall Karlsson, one of the magazine’s go-to visual masterminds. For the last 13 years, together with photography producer Ron Beinner, he has captured faces of tragedy and glory, misfortune and fame, from Timbuktu (literally) to Ground Zero—all in his signature style. Just a few of his dozens and dozens of iconic portraits are gathered here.

Jonas Fredwall Karlsson portraits of Barack Obama

Green Lake is the most popular place to see the sights at the bottom of the Lake with its many ancient items. Green Lake is located at the foot of the Hoch Schwab, in Tragoess, Styria, with one of the strangest natural phenomena in the world.

Green Lake Beautiful Australia

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1964, is an annual international showcase of the very best in nature photography. Owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, the contest includes 18 individual categories, ranging from birds and mammals to “Creative Visions” and “Nature in Black & White.” This year, the 49th annual competition, drew tens of thousands of entries from dozens of countries.

Wild life photographer of the year

Photographer and model-maker Michael Paul Smith has been building models and photographing them for over 25 years. All his scenes take place in the fictional town of Elgin Park, a quintessential mid-20th-century, middle American town of his own creation.

Model photography with life-sized backgrounds

21 year-old photographer, Michal Pudelka, from the Czech Republic, has shot for many major publications. He likes to think about the full effect of the photo before he shoots, so you’ll notice a lot of cohesive color blocking – from the clothes to the shoes and the props.

Props photo pudelka editorial glamour

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