Documentary photographers photographing fashion:

his portfolio at Magnum Ad website and Magnum website

is currently contributor with the italian fashion magazine AMICA
Roberto Cavali
Max Mara
Christian Lacroix

Givenchy, the dress

his tearsheets (commercials for LOUIS VUITTON and other companies)

Paolo Pellegrin

Fashion Faces
Olympus Fashion Week NY

from the invterview on Photography Collection website
“Q: How did it feel to be a fashion photographer?

A: In my usual work as a photographer I always work alone and confront the world. The fashion shoots were a complete revolution because I was working with a team. I had a creative director, a stylist, a make-up artist, a model. So I felt more like a director than a photographer. Also, normally I face the unknown and here I was working in a controlled environment. I chose the location, the space.”

and here is a link to article on Canon website

click on the image to see more Ray-Ban photographs by AK

from the interview at Photoshelter blog:

“Do you find it distracting to balance jobs that run the gamut of the industry- photographing Mongolian children for the Museum of Natural History, shooting a campaign for Ray Ban, going on assignment for Fortune, or working on a book project? Does the commercial work ever inspire the personal work, or only vice versa?

To be honest, I don’t do much of the commercial work. But, sometimes I miss a juicy editorial job because I am booked on a commercial job. You have to commit. So, I don’t, really. I enjoy different challenges. Because 70% of my work is editorial, I only get hired for jobs that are within my main thrust, humanity in crisis. I get hired for a kind of conflict, or social photography.

portfolio – Bill Charles represents

Alex Majoli

France, fashion week

Stefano de Luigi

Fashionable Paris

Marcus Bleasdale