Style & Technology: How Fashion Photography Is Affecting Our World

When you think about fashion, perhaps you envision celebrities wearing expensive designer clothing or maybe even an Instagram influencer rocking their most recent outfit on social media. But what if you are told that fashion photography is influencing our world more than you might think?

Fashion Photography Makes An Impact On The World

Fashion photography is a big influence on what people wear. It affects how they look at each other, and it affects how they see themselves. It even affects how we see the world around us!

This is because fashion photography has been around since its inception in the early 20th century and has evolved over time to become more accessible than ever before. Nowadays, anyone with an internet connection can access millions of images–and there are so many different styles out there that it’ll take you years just to sort through them all (but hey–that’s part of the fun).

Fashion Photography Is A Strange Art Form

Fashion photography is a strange art form. It’s a combination of art, commerce and storytelling. Fashion photographer uses images to communicate ideas about style and fashion in the context of our culture. Let’s take a look at some examples:

  • The image above shows a shirt being worn with jeans, which makes sense if you’re going for an edgy look that’s also casual–but what if it were worn with shorts? Or even sweatpants? That would be weird! This photo tells us that shirts can only go with certain types of pants; if they don’t match up correctly (or are worn inappropriately), then something isn’t right about your outfit.

The Models In Fashion Photos Are Often Retouched

The models in fashion photos are often retouched. This means that the photo has been digitally altered to make the model look thinner, younger and more beautiful than they actually are. The ideal image of beauty has changed over time and is different depending on where you live.

Why These Images Matter So Much

So, what does this mean for you? Well, it means that every time you see an image of a model or celebrity on your Instagram feed, you should think about the message it sends. You should ask yourself: What am I saying about myself by liking this? How do these images affect my self-esteem and perception of beauty? Do they encourage me to compare myself negatively with others (which we know is not good for our mental health)? And most importantly–what are they teaching young girls who are looking up at these images as role models?

Fashion Photography Has Changed How We View Each Other And Ourselves

Fashion photography has changed how we view ourselves and others, as well as the world around us. It’s a medium that has become so influential in our culture that it can be hard to imagine any other way of seeing the world.

But what exactly is fashion photography? And how did it come to play such an important role in our lives?

You’ve seen how fashion photography has affected our world, but the question remains: what will happen next? As this style continues to evolve, one can only guess at what might come next. But one thing is certain: it will continue to influence our lives as long as there are people who love fashion.


Ivy Skye Marshall: Ivy, a social justice reporter, covers human rights issues, social movements, and stories of community resilience.