- Timeline traces fashion photography from its beginnings to its current state
- Over 100 years ago, fashion magazines were filled with illustrations
- Post-war era ushered in experimentation, while the 60s saw the rise of the celebrity photographer
- Social media platforms have broken boundaries in fashion photography
This article was commissioned by CNN Style contributing editor Nick Knight. Knight is the founder and director SHOWStudio and a British photographer.
(CNN)The business of making magazines is changing. Something is rumbling below the bedrock of the glossies we've all loved for so long and it has a lot to do with social media platforms like Instagram and Tumblr -- where models have more followers than the brands they are promoting, or the magazines they once relied on for exposure.