Nino Muñoz is a fashion and entertainment photographer and director whose images combine the best of both worlds: His sophisticated style elevates his celebrity portraits, and his celebrity portraiture brings a narrative flair to his fashion work. Nino’s photos have been published worldwide in The New York Times Magazine, InStyle, Out, Vanity Fair Italy, French GQ, Esquire U.K., Muse, Korean Vogue, Latin Vogue, Essence, People, and Numéro, and he has shot campaigns for clients ranging from Häagen-Dazs, London Fog, True Religion, and Stuart Weitzman to Warner Bros/MGM, Columbia Pictures, 20th century Fox, CBS, NBC, and The CW.
“As a fashion and celebrity photographer, I just go with where the work takes me,” says Nino. “One minute, I’m in New York, the next I’m in L.A., then I’m flying to Europe, and then I get a job in South America. I never think of things as permanent, and I always go with the flow. The camera leads the way.”
In addition to working with some of Hollywood’s best-known names-Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman, Tom Cruise, Daniel Craig, Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson, Beyoncé, Kerry Washington, Kate Hudson, and Julianne Moore, among many others-Nino has also enjoyed a long collaboration with Gisele Bundchen, whom he first photographed for British Vogue in the early 1990s. “Gisele and I were already friends at the time we did the Vogue story together,” Nino explains. “She saw something in me, and she believed in me as a photographer.
Underlying all of Nino’s work is his unpretentious, appealing personality. “So many people put on a front when dealing with high-profile figures that it becomes an obstacle,” he says. “I approach actors and models like I would anyone else-with respect and kindness.”