‘With her exceptional use of light, Michelle Holden is a story-teller who captures both strength and elegance in every image, delivering work which is both desirable and commercial.’
Photographer Michelle Holden has a body of international work spanning over two decades and crossing six continents, and has contributed to magazines including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Wish, Marie Claire, InStyle, Conde Nast Traveller, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Shape. Her desirable imagery has been sought after for high-profile covers that include Crown Princess Mary of Denmark for The Australian Women’s Weekly 80th Anniversary Edition.
Holden is known for her acute sense of detail, her consistency in understanding her client’s needs, and her ability to allow the process to flow flawlessly. A great collaborator, Holden’s self-effacing and low-key style brings out the best in everyone, resulting in beautiful yet relatable images that tell the story as it should be told.
Michelle Holden’s projects cover the art, editorial fashion, portraiture and commercial advertising sectors. Her photographs have been included in exhibitions such as Women and Freedom, Beauty A Perception, From Fishnets to Ballgowns, Shoot The Chef and Hot In The City. A roster of international beauty, fashion and lifestyle clients include Covergirl, Dove, Speedo, Playtex, Berlei, Laura Ashley, Garnier, Van Cleef and Arpels, David Jones, Foxtel, Target, Neutrogena, Ray-Ban, Lands End, Debenhams, Oxford, Myer and Bloomingdales.
Holden has photographed celebrities and personalities that include: Crown Princess Mary, Miranda Kerr, Asher Keddie, Collette Dinnigan, Jennifer Hawkins, Rachael Taylor, Sonya Kruger, Curtis Stone, Rachel Ward, Tara Brown, Michelle Bridges, Maggie Tabberer, Georgie Gardner, Rebecca Gibney, Samantha Armytage, Antonia Kidman, Jacki Weaver and Kerri-Anne Kennerley - to name just a few.
She has lived in New York, London and is now based in her hometown of Sydney.