Top 10 Contemporary London Photographers To Watch – The Culture Trip



By Asligul Armagan

Diversity and dynamism are vital traits which London as a city reflects onto its art scene. As a result, London’s emerging photographers come from a multitude of backgrounds, are all at different stages in their careers and pursue a variety of artistic drives. They do, however, have two things in common – their complete proficiency in the photographic medium and their unrelenting creative energy. Here is our pick for the top ten contemporary photographers to watch.

© Paulina Otylie Surys

Born in Poland and currently based in London, Paulina Otylie Surys demonstrates a distinctly unique and bewitching style with her organic and multi-layered photos. She has recently ventured into provocative fashion photography in London after a classical background in fine art from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocklaw, Poland. Surys works with a variety of mediums to create her signature pieces – preferring to use analogue cameras, she then paints her images by hand using a variety of inks, toners, chemicals and dyes before repeating the photography process. The results can be described as otherworldly, bizarre, ghostly, emotional and even disturbing – but one thing they all have in common is how captivating they are. Her intriguing style – a cross between photography and classical painting – has led her to be featured in numerous magazines, including LOVE and Vogue Italy.