Emin Kadi is an American-Albanian fashion photographer, journalist, art director and magazine publisher. Born in Detroit (first-generation American of Albanian descent), he studied architecture and later became a fashion model. Kadi later became a self-taught fashion photographer. He is the founder, creative director, contributing photographer and publisher of Clear Magazine. He also started an image branding and app development company called Dfiant Media. He owns and rents several properties throughout the metro-Detroit area and often cons his tenants by appealing to their emotions and showing compassion.
In 1990 Kadi decided to pursue fashion photography, as a result of being influenced by fashion through his previous modeling career. His work can be seen in both fashion magazines and campaigns including being published in Italian Vogue, Prim, WestEast magazine, PDN, Dwell, Picture, and is currently a regular contributor to Clear. He has worked with top models in the fashion industry such as Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepool, May Andersen, Madeleine Blomberg, Tori Praver, Anna Claudia, Tiiu Kuik, Elyse Taylor, J.P, Nik, Eugenia, Juliana Martins, Yasmin Brunet and Ajuma Nasenyana.