Ian Mckell is an explorer with an intense eye for detail and composition. When working with models and celebrities Ian manages to penetrate beyond the surface. He is drawn to the character of the person. Often placing his subjects in curious landscapes or intimate interiors, brings a magical and otherworldly quality to his pictures. Clients Include: i-D, The Face, The Observer, Sunday Times, Independent, WSJ, Telegraph, UK Vogue, Paris Vogue, Vogue Italy, L’Uomo Vogue, Casa Vogue, Zoo, Tank, Flair, V Magazine, French and NL L’Officiel, Levis, Wrangler’s, Jig Saw, Max &co, Red Stripe, Vladivar, Tia Maria, Mercedes Benz, Nixon, Pepsi Cola, Vidal Sassoon, Fisherman’s and Sony Playstation.
Ian Mckell photographed an unknown Madonna for her first magazine cover just before she topped the British charts.More recently Ian invited Kate Moss to collaborate in his long-term personal project and challenged her to travel, camp and live with New Age Gypsies, creating a unique fashion story along the way that raised questions and challenged perceptions of both supermodel and traveler.
In April 2011 he published a book with Prestel entitled “The New Gypsies” which came about as he followed a small tribe of Horse Drawn Travellers in the UK for 10 years. He managed to pay homage to their 18th century lifestyle, which they combine with 21st Century technology. In May 2012 Mckell released “Beautiful Britain” a visual journey that spans 35 years of work on the land that shaped him.