Alasdair McLellan

Alasdair McLellan


Discovered by i-D magazine, the former club photographer has lent his light, fluid style to prominent magazines and campaigns.

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United Kingdom Creative Class


Alasdair McLellan may fly under the radar in comparison to some of the industry’s more visible fashion photographers, but his work most certainly doesn’t. The restrained, British-born photographer’s images speak for him through the newsstands and billboards they consistently pepper, season after season.

A large part of McLellan’s appeal lies in his versatility; for Spring/Summer 2013 he shot, directed, and photographed Dior Joallerie's film and print campaigns, as well as lensing campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Lucky Brand jeans, H&M and Topshop.

McLellan’s considerable commercial output capitalises on the photographer’s ability to capture constructed images with a candidness. He is capable of bringing out the person within the subject, using a naturally light touch and form entirely his own and fitting with his roots of photographing the Leeds club scene.

McLellan’s career began at i-D magazine, after his club work was noticed by stylist Simon Foxton, who commissioned the photographer to shoot an editorial for the title. McLellan has gone on to shoot numerous i-D covers, notably with Jourdan Dunn and Coco Rocha; along with covers and editorials for British Vogue, GQ Style, WSJ, W and Vogue Paris.

Following his campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Armani, Calvin Klein, Supreme and Longchamps, the desirability of McLellan’s aesthetic and his traction in the industry is undeniable. 

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