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Markus Klinko

Markus Klinko is an award winning, international fashion, celebrity photographer and director, who has worked with many of todays most iconic stars of film, music, and fashion. Klinko has photographed the likes of David Bowie, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Naomi Campbell, and Iman. 
His editorial clients include Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Harpers Bazaar, and Interview magazine. Brands such as Lancome, LOreal 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.

Klinko spent his early years training to become a classical harp soloist. He studied at the Conservatoire National Superieur 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. 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 studios digital post production artist and photo editor.

Isabella Blow discovered Klinkos 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”. Many of Klinkos famous 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 Access Hollywood, Fashion Television, CNNs Showbiz Tonight and Larry King Live and has been the subject of the reality show Double Exposure on the Bravo network.

Tristans Gallery are delighted to be able to offer a selection of Markus Klinko, fine art to our collectors.