Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Marcus Piggot and Mert Alas

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott have collaborated as a photographic duo for 25 years and in that time have become one of the most distinctive and powerful forces in the fashion industry.

Since 1994, they have created some of the most iconic imagery of the last two decades. Their work is marked by an incredible use of often hyperreal color and light, and has been featured in many of the world’s leading publications, including the American, French, Italian, and British editions of Vogue, W, Document Journal, Self Service, Interview, LOVE, Vanity Fair, and Print Publication, among others.

They have directed music videos for Madonna and Nicki Minaj, and have shot advertising campaigns for many leading luxury brands, including Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Miu Miu, Versace, Lancôme, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, and Louis Vuitton.

In December 2018, Mert & Marcus were honored with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at the British Fashion Awards in London.

Mert and Marcus published their first book in 2017 with Taschen, and their work is featured in many public and private art collections around the world.