If you follow fashion on Instagram, then you’ll probably know the name Josh Safdie. The New York-based photographer has amassed a following of more than 600,000 people, thanks to his unique blend of celebrity, art, and fashion. His photos are regularly featured on the social media platform, and his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.
Over the years, Safdie has shot A-list celebrities from Kate Middleton to Kim Kardashian, and today he is considered one of the leading figures in the influencer world. As well as being a fashion photographer, Safdie is also known for his unique street-style fashion blog, where he shares his unique point of view on style, celebrities, and culture.
What many don’t know is that in addition to being a fashion photographer, Safdie is also a jewelry designer. He started his design company, Safdie Jewelry, in 2016, and has designed pieces for some of the world’s most famous designers, including Marc Jacobs. In an interview with Vogue in June 2019, Safdie said that he had a dream since childhood of being able to combine his love for photography and design.
Now, thanks to his unique and fascinating Instagram account, we are able to see exactly how that dream has come to life.
The Influencer’s Ultimate Instagram
Safdie’s Instagram account is unlike anything else you’ll see on the platform. Not only does he feature his stunning female models (he is, after all, a fashion photographer), but he often includes unique commentary about the photos he’s taken. For example, when shooting the cover of a Vogue Spain magazine in May 2014, he included the following captions:
“I used this opportunity to explore the dichotomy of feminine beauty in a more abstract way. In one picture, we have an angelic blonde with pale, white skin and huge blue eyes. She’s wearing a sheer black dress and she’s resting on a rainbow rug. And in the next one, we have a very different image: a dark-haired girl wearing a kimono, kneeling on a black cloth with yellow splashes.”
Then there’s the fact that the majority of the photos on his Instagram account are of some of the most famous fashion brands in the world. Models, actresses, and famous faces from Heidi Klein to Kendall Jenner have all been the inspiration for some of his stunning designs.
A Designerly Approach
As well as being a photographer, designer, and influencer, Safdie is also a writer. In 2018, he released a fashion guide designed for influencers called, Creating a Capsule Wardrobe. In addition to giving practical tips on how to curate a capsule wardrobe, he also included a detailed guide to creating your own unique style, incorporating what you love most about other cultures and their fashion style.
Practical Tips For Creatives
If you’re a creative person who likes to be inspired by different cultures and their fashion styles, then Creating a Capsule Wardrobe is essential reading. It’s filled with fascinating tips on how to put together your own unique style, from learning how to tie a cherry blossom necklace to accessorizing with snakeskin heels.
Safdie has also previously tweeted about his love of skulls and skeletons, which we think is essential for any dark attire enthusiast. Not only is it a brilliant way to add a little extra flair to your outfits, but it’s also the perfect way to explore a bit of the macabre side of fashion!
A World Of Fashion, Art, And Culture
While many of Safdie’s photos focus on the female form, he has also regularly included stunning men in his work. When Vogue featured him as one of the most influential fashion photographers of the moment in 2018, they noted that he “regularly features powerful men and the various ways in which they’re styled.”
Check out some of Safdie’s most intriguing and iconic work below. Then, be sure to visit his website and Instagram account to see more.