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TOP 7: The best interior design photographers

Without photographers, interior design would not shine the way it does – for World Photography Day, we’re paying homage to the best and brightest the industry has to offer.

Christopher Harwood living room
August 12, 2022
Photo by Christopher Harwood

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While we agree that every day should be World Photography Day, this is an extra special occasion for us to highlight and uplift interior design photographers. They make the digitally innovative and social sharing industry we love possible, and they have transformed the way we consume and publicise interior design. Without them, designs would seem greyer, duller, and the true magic of them would be missed.

Alas, this is an ode to all interior design photographers. Thank you for all that you do – it does not go unnoticed. We’ve featured here out top 7 interior design photographers, but we’d love to meet more of you. If you’d like to get in touch, do so. Alternatively, subscribe to our newsletter and get the chance to feature in it: we’re always scouting for new talent.

01. Anson Smart 

Aussie icon Anson Smart has worked with some of the top designers in Australia, including Flack Studio, Arent & Pyke, Tamsin Johnson, Alexander & Co and many more. Smart’s aim is to “make the images modern and relaxed yet timeless.”

02. Christopher Horwood

London-based photographer Christopher Horwood specialises in interiors. He is known to capture the elegance of carefully selected locations and the objects and goods of interior design that adorn them. He is skilled at working on site or in a studio setting, and his subjects range from the traditional to the cutting-edge, minimalist to maximalist.

03. Nicole Franzen

Nicole Franzen is an interior design and lifestyle photographer based in NYC. Her repertoire of clients is almost as impressive as her photography; she has collaborated with Elle Decor, Conde Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest and Bon Appétit.

04. Francois Halard

Skipping between the south of France and the US, photographer Francois Halard loves to immortalise the homes, gardens and estates of unique personalities. He has worked with the New York Times and Condé Nast, and publishes his work in galleries and publications all around the world. 

05. Stephen Kent Johnson

Stephen Kent Johnson is a NYC-based photographer, with a past career in creative direction and design. After working on set for years at Everyday Food and Martha Stewart Living, he switched to photography and never looked back. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, Dwell, Elle Décor, Gather Journal, New York Magazine, and WSJ Magazine.

06. Tim Salisbury

Australian photographer and designer Tim Salisbury has been featured in publications including Homes & Gardens UK, Vogue Mexico, The Design Files, and House & Garden Australia. He studied architecture and currently works as a designer at AD100 company Studio Giancarlo Valle. Tim is now working with Thames & Hudson on Anna Spiro's upcoming book, A Life in Pattern, which will be published in October 2021.

07. Matthieu Salvaing

Matthieu Salvaing is a Paris-based photographer with over twenty years of experience in photography. His passion for capturing the soul of a space first started during his travels to Spain and South America, which led him directly to shooting architecture and design later on in his career. He routinely works with luxury brands and publications, and also creates photography documentaries as a side-B to his interiors photos.

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