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Pamela Hanson

Pamela Hanson is an acclaimed American fashion and lifestyle photographer whose work is celebrated for its timeless, elegant, and undone intimate aesthetic. She is notable for capturing famous faces like Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Carla Bruni. Throughout her career, Hanson has created three world renowned photography books, emphasizing female beauty and confidence. Her lens has graced the pages of esteemed publications like Vogue, Elle, and Harper's Bazaar and her work is permanently displayed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Today, she remains in high demand, contributing her artistic vision to prominent luxury fashion campaigns and video directing.


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how it began

"Taking pictures really young and set up a darkroom in our basement. I love life and all its wonder & surprises."

favorite quote

"Behind every strong person is a story that gave them no choice."


creative inspiration

"Lee Miller, Helmut Newton, Jacques Henri Lartigue"

visual references

"Film, art, books"

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triumphant moment

"Breaking into the business in 1982 getting my first big beauty spread in French Marie Claire: not many women around then!"

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advice to creative entrepreneurs

"Look at everything you can, film, art, museums. And do what you love, stay focused on your point of view." 

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