Max Vadukul is one of photography’s signature image makers. He has long standing relationships with The New Yorker, French Vogue, Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, W Magazine, Interview, and Rolling Stone.
He shoots regularly for T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Esquire, Vogue China, Egoiste, Town & Country, and others.
His book, “MAX,” published in 2000 by Nicholas Callaway, came out the same year as Helmut Newton’s “Sumo,” helping start the trend of oversized large-format photography books.
In the 1980’s and 90’s he introduced a distinct blend of high-octane energy and offbeat spontaneity, through predominantly black-and-white images, into the traditionally commercial form of fashion photography.
From 1996 to 2000 he held the post of The New Yorker’s staff photographer, shooting an average of 52 assignments a year. Other subjects included Al Gore, James Brown, Donald Trump, Natalie Portman, Tom Hanks, Roger Federer, Tilda Swinton, David Geffen, and a group portrait of 40 Nobel laureates.
Last year, he photographed the campaign for the Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, featuring Neil Patrick Harris. He has lived in Paris and London and now resides in New York with his wife Nicoletta Santoro. He has two children.