Craig McDean Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 27 Jun, 2021
Facts of Craig McDean
Date of Birth: 1964
Birth Nation: England
Name Craig McDean
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Middlewich
Ethnicity White
Profession Fashion Photographer
Net Worth $500 thousand
Children Two
Divorce Tabitha Simmons
Education Mid Cheshire College, Blackpool and The Fylde College of Further & Higher Education (PQE)
Online Presence Instagram
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Craig McDean is a British-born fashion photographer who started his career as an assistant to photographer Nick Knight in London. He is most known for his photographing campaigns for luxury fashion houses such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, among others. 

Studied At Mid Cheshire College And Blackpool And The Fylde College

Craig McDean was born in 1964 in Middlewich, England, United Kingdom. He is 57 years old as of writing this article. He currently lives in New York City, New York, the United States.

Regarding his educational background, he went to Mid Cheshire College (OND) and took photography classes at Blackpool and the Fylde College of Further & Higher Education (PQE) before dropping out and settling in London.

Before studying photography, he was trained and worked as a car mechanic. He is British by nationality and white in terms of ethnicity.

Net Worth & Career - His Earnings Source And Salary

The New York City-based fashion photographer is believed to have an estimated net worth of $500 thousand as of June 2021. He adds a good amount of riches through his career in fashion photography.

As per ZipRecruiter, the average salary of a fashion photographer falls at $41,354 per annum, i.e., $3,446 per month. So he might be earning in a similar range.

He adds up $346.5 to $577.5 per sponsored post from his Instagram @craigmcdeanstudio, which has over 87 thousand followers.

Moreover, he currently lives in New York City, where the average house value is reported $765 thousand. On the other hand, the average apartments rent in NY is $3,382. 

The Middlewich origin fashion photographer start-off his photographic career as an assistant to photographer Nick Knight in London.

After his early editorial work gets featured in magazines like i-D and The Face, he grabbed the opportunity to advertising campaign work for clients such as Jil Sander and Calvin Klein. 

Similarly, he also gets the editorial commissions with Harper's Bazaar and Vogue. He is well known for his photographing campaigns for luxury fashion houses such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, among others. 

Not to mention, the 57-year-old fashion photographer has also photographed portraits of celebrities including Natalie Portman, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Aniston, Hilary Swank, Uma Thurman, and Nicole Kidman.

For his dedication and excellent work, he was awarded an Infinity Award for Applied/Fashion/Advertising Photography by the International Center of Photography in 2008.

Previously Married To Tabitha Simmons

The fashion photographer was previously married to Tabitha Simmons, a fashion designer, stylist, and magazine editor. Sadly, their marriage ended in 2013.

The couple shares two children, including a daughter named Ava Hawk McDean. Since the divorce, the photographer is believed to be single.

Meanwhile, his former wife is currently married to her second husband, Robert Livingston Mortimer

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