Paul Empson

Ph: Paul Empson | Paul Empson
Other credits: Editor

Based In

  • Los Angeles


Native New Yorker Paul Empson was born and raised in lower Manhattan. His father lived in Milan Italy so he was constantly traveling back and forth and as a result was always around fashion. His mother and grandmother were both fashion models and stylists. His step father was a well known photographer in the 70's. Paul was immersed in his family's vast knowledge of the history of photography, music & cinema at an early age.

Paul launched his professional career as a contributor to Italian Harpers Bazaar , Vogue Australia ,Vogue Mexico, Harpers Bazaar Latin America, Oyster working with notable stylists such as , Sarah Gore Reeves ,Mark Vasallo, and his sister Havana Laffite.

In 2001 Paul moved to Australia where he would be given the opportunity to collaborate with Fashion Director Garbrielle Hackworthy and Nicolas Jurnjack for Vogue and Kate Lanphear for Harpers Bazaar Australia.Paul returned frequently to New York where he worked with stylists Elisabeth Sulcer , Thelma McQuillan ,Tiana Wallace,, Anda & Masha, Trevor Stones , Stevie Dance, Natasha Royt and Michelle Cameron for publications such as Russh , Tush , Oyster , Black , Vogue Australia , GQ.

In 2009 Paul moved to Paris where he worked Elle France , Marie Claire France , as well as collaborating with stylists June Nakamoto , Alexandra Bernard , Veronique Tristram , Anne Marie Broulliet , Anne Raybaud , Teddy Czopp & Sam Ranger along with advertising for Louis Vuitton ,Giorgo Armani , Calvin Klein , Next, Tara Jarmon and Etam to name a few .

His celebrity work consists working with Naomi Watts Diane Kruger ,Monica Bellucci, Edgar Ramirez, Michelle Rodriguez, Anna Friel , January Jones and Frieda Pinto.

Today Paul works for Citizen K , Exit , Mixte ,Manifesto ,Red Magazine ,Flaunt , L’Officiel , Harpers Bazaar Australia,, Vogue China ,Black Magazine ,Glamour Germany, Harpers Bazaar España and Vogue Portugal.

Paul is currently living in Los Angeles with his wife and 2 children.


Harper's Bazaar España (Editorial)
published: February 2018
Moda A La Vista
Harper's Bazaar España (Other)
published: February 2018
Harper's Bazaar España February 2018 Cov...
Harper's Bazaar España (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2018
Luster Magazine December 2017 Cover with...
Various Covers (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2017
Edgar Ramirez for Luster Magazine
Various Editorials (Editorial)
published: December 2017
Black Magazine Issue 28 December 2017 Co...
Black Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2017
Black Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2017
Black Magazine September 2017 Covers
Black Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2017
Black Magazine (Editorial)
published: August 2017
The Diversity Issue
Black Magazine (Editorial)
published: August 2017

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