Overview

Markus Klinko is an award-winning, international fashion/celebrity photographer and director, who has worked with many of today's most iconic stars of film, music, and fashion.

Klinko has photographed the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, David Bowie, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, and Iman. His editorial clients include Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, and Interview magazine. Brands such as Lancôme, L'Oréal Paris, Nike, Hugo Boss, Anna Sui, Pepsi, Skyy Vodka, and Remy Martin have hired Klinko to create advertising campaigns. His campaign for Keep A Child Alive raised over one million dollars for children with AIDS in just 3 days.

Works
  • Markus Klinko, Natural Villains, 2002
    Natural Villains, 2002
  • Markus Klinko, The Hunt, 2002
    The Hunt, 2002
  • Markus Klinko, The Pack, 2002
    The Pack, 2002
  • Markus Klinko, The Protector, 2002
    The Protector, 2002
  • Markus Klinko, The Wave, 2002
    The Wave, 2002
  • Markus Klinko, Bowie, 2001
    Bowie, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, Bowie GQ, 2001
    Bowie GQ, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, David Bowie, 2001
    David Bowie, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, Heathen, 2001
    Heathen, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, Light The Way, 2001
    Light The Way, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, Meditation, 2001
    Meditation, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, Meditation BW, 2001
    Meditation BW, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, New York BW, 20th Anniversary, 2001
    New York BW, 20th Anniversary, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, New York, 20th Anniversary , 2001
    New York, 20th Anniversary , 2001
  • Markus Klinko, Ooz, 2001
    Ooz, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, Repentance, 2001
    Repentance, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, Rhythm Roulette, 2001
    Rhythm Roulette, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, Seeing You From Afar, 2001
    Seeing You From Afar, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, Smoking, 2001
    Smoking, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, Smoking BW, 2001
    Smoking BW, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, Style, 2001
    Style, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, Sunset, 2001
    Sunset, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, Telescope, 2001
    Telescope, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, The Book, 2001
    The Book, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, The Challenge, 2001
    The Challenge, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, The Cross, 2001
    The Cross, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, The Descent, 2001
    The Descent, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, The Descent BW, 2001
    The Descent BW, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, The Encounter, 2001
    The Encounter, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, The Heavens, 2001
    The Heavens, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, The Look, 2001
    The Look, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, The Realization, 2001
    The Realization, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, The Savior, 2001
    The Savior, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, The Savior BW, Part Two, 20th Anniversary, 2001
    The Savior BW, Part Two, 20th Anniversary, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, The Savior, Part Two, 20th Anniversary, 2001
    The Savior, Part Two, 20th Anniversary, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, The Seeker, 2001
    The Seeker, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, The Session, 2001
    The Session, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, The Stars, 2001
    The Stars, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, The Studio, 2001
    The Studio, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, The Vision, 2001
    The Vision, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, Toy Soldiers, 2001
    Toy Soldiers, 2001
  • Markus Klinko, Writers Block, 2001
    Writers Block, 2001
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Biography

Markus Klinko is an award-winning, international fashion/celebrity photographer and director, who has worked with many of today's most iconic stars of film, music, and fashion.

Klinko has photographed the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, David Bowie, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, and Iman. His editorial clients include Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, and Interview magazine. Brands such as Lancôme, L'Oréal Paris, Nike, Hugo Boss, Anna Sui, Pepsi, Skyy Vodka, and Remy Martin have hired Klinko to create advertising campaigns. His campaign for Keep A Child Alive raised over one million dollars for children with AIDS in just 3 days.

 

Born in Switzerland of French, Italian, Jewish, and Hungarian descent, Klinko spent his early years training to become a classical harp soloist. He studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. Later, Klinko signed an exclusive recording contract with EMI Classics, as well as a management contract with Columbia Artists Management. He received the Grand Prix de Disque for his recording of French harp music, with members of the orchestra of the Paris Opera Bastille. Klinko performed in recitals and as a featured soloist with symphony orchestras around the world. He was also regularly featured in such publications as Vogue Italia, Vanity Fair, GQ, The New York Times, Madame Figaro, Stereo Review, and Ongaku no Tomo.

 

After a hand injury, Klinko decided to become a fashion photographer and retired from his international concert and recording career. During that time, he met Indrani, who later became a regular collaborator in her role as his studio's digital post production artist and photo editor.

 

Isabella Blow discovered Klinko's work while at the London Sunday Times and commissioned cover stories from the emerging photographer. Around the same time, Ingrid Sischy, at Interview magazine hired Klinko for various shoots. Iman and David Bowie followed, giving the up and coming photographer a chance to photograph them for their respective book (I am Iman) and album covers (Heathen).

 

From there, he went on to create some of the most iconic album covers of his time, including Beyonce's Dangerously in Love, and Mariah Carey's The Emancipation of Mimi.

 

Many of Klinko's famous celebrity photographs can be seen in his coffee table book ICONS (Perseus). Lincoln Center in New York presented an art exhibit showcasing many prints from the book and since, art galleries and museums around the world have featured his work.

Klinko has appeared on E! News, Access Hollywood, Fashion Television, CNN's Showbiz Tonight and Larry King Live and has been the subject of the reality show Double Exposure on the Bravo network.

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