Frank Horvat Photographer by Christopher Kilkus Photographer


Born in Italy in 1928, Frank Horvat began studying photography at the age of 15, when he traded his postage stamp collection for a 35 mm Retinamat camera. In his 20s, Horvat began studying art at the Accademia di Brera and working in advertising, soon becoming a magazine photographer for a variety of Italian magazines. In the late 1950s, Horvat’s fashion photography career began with the famous European fashion magazine Jardin des Modes.

Soon thereafter in 1961, Horvat began working for Harper’s Bazaar, creating a new “unmade” look with the models, replacing the “goddess” look that was previously popular. He also worked for Elle, Glamour, and Vogue, and became an associate photographer for Magnum. Horvat rolled with the times as fashion photography changed in the 1960s and 1970s; now the popular style that he captured was of a fun-loving, rock concert vibe, showcasing his subjects’ inhibitions.

Eventually, Horvat began freelancing for Life and Picture Post. In the 1970s, Horvat’s career deviated from fashion photography and focused on trees, townscapes, and sculptures. In 1989, Horvat began experimenting with digital imaging.

Horvat’s works can be found in his books, including: Time Machine (focusing on his trip around the world from 1962-1963); La Veronique (focusing on the landscape 50 yards around his home in Provence); andThe Horvat Labyrinth.

Horvat’s work was first exhibited in 1955, with one photograph in an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Since then, his work has been displayed around the world, including: Photographers Gallery (London), Zeit Gallery (Tokyo), Centre d’Art Centemporain, Montbéliard (France), Stadtmuseum, München (Germany), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Galleria Acta International (Rome, Italy),  and Staley Wise Gallery (New York).

Horvat’s work is a part of the permanent collections of many art museums worldwide, including: Bibliothèque Nationale  (Paris), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Ludwig Museum (Koln, Germany), High Museum of Art (Atlanta), and Fundation Privada Vila Casas (Barcelona).

About  Author  - Taking his mom (Who was a successful fashion model) as an inspiration, Christopher Kilkus chose the path of fashion and photography early in his life. Although his career voyage commenced with fashion model management and bicycle racing but finally he discovered his dream career of a professional photographer. Christopher Kilkus started his practice in San Francisco, and then next two years he spent working throughout Asia, and then served the New York City for another 7 years, where he created repute for excellent work with an outstanding attitude.


Christopher Kilkus on Photographer Peter Lindbergh

Born in 1944, Peter Lindbergh is described as one of the most talked about fashion photographers on the international scene. Always interested in art, Lindbergh started his career as a window dresser for two German department stores. After ta

king night classes at the Academy of Fine Arts, Lindbergh began numerous treks across Europe, one of which was a hitchhike to Arles in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh, much-admired by the young Lindbergh.

Lindbergh’s first-ever exhibition was as a Free Painting student at the College of Art in Krefeld. It was shortly after this period when Lindbergh transitioned from painting to photography. In the early 1970s, Lindbergh worked as an assistant to photographer Hans Lux.

In 1978, Lindbergh moved to Paris and began working regularly as an international fashion photographer. His photography was published in Italian, English, French, German and American issues of Vogue, New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, and Rolling Stone.

Lindbergh worked with many major fashion labels, including Giorgio Armani, Jil Sander, Prada, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein and Comme des Garçons. In addition, Lindbergh composed portraits of celebrities including: Catherine Deneuve, Mick Jagger, Charlotte Rampling, Nastassja Kinski, Tina Turner, John Travolta, Madonna, Sharon Stone, and John Malkovich.

Lindbergh’s art and photography has been recognized in the form of memberships and awards. He has been a member of the German Art Directors Club since 1995. A year after his induction to that club, Lindbergh was honored with the highest European design prize: the Raymond Loewy Foundation’s Award. He later won the Foundation’s Lead award for best photography.

Lindbergh’s work can be found in exhibitions around the world, the notably the 2002 exhibition at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. Besides photography, Lindbergh directed commercials, documentaries and music videos.

About  Author  - Taking his mom (Who was a successful fashion model) as an inspiration, Christopher Kilkus chose the path of fashion and photography early in his life. Although his career voyage commenced with fashion model management and bicycle racing but finally he discovered his dream career of a professional photographer. Christopher Kilkus started his practice in San Francisco, and then next two years he spent working throughout Asia, and then served the New York City for another 7 years, where he created repute for excellent work with an outstanding attitude.


Christopher Kilkus on Photographer Francesco Scavullo

Born in 1921 in New York City, Francesco Scavullo (1921–2004) became one of the most renowned fashion-journalism photographers in the world. He is best known for his work for Cosmopolitanmagazine, where the models were photographed with an

air of sexiness and glamour. These shoots included Scavullo’s trademark lighting and styling techniques, known in the industry as a scene becoming “Scavullo-ized.” Scavullo loved glamour and aimed to “make everyone look like a movie star.” Besides fashion photography, Scavullo was well-known for his enamel on canvas photo silkscreens, portraits and still life works.

Scavullo’s first big break came when he styled a shoot of Lauren Bacall for Harper’s Bazaar. That famous 1943 photograph is credited with launching Bacall’s career, along with Scavullo’s.

Scavullo led the way in lighting techniques, utilizing the white umbrella and muslin sheets method often found on movie sets. Besides his technical expertise, Scavullo was beloved by the models he worked with, and his photos are responsible for launching the careers of many young models.

Scavullo’s photographs have been seen in Rolling Stone, Life
, Time, Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Harpers & Queen, L’Officiel, Woman and Max, among many others. Additionally, he shot movie posters (including A Star is Born with Barbra Streisand) and album covers (such as Edgar Winters’ They Only Come Out At Night and Diana Ross’ Diana).

Scavullo’s photographs live on in his six books: Scavullo on Beauty, Scavullo Men, Scavullo Women, Scavullo, Scavullo: Photographs, 50 years, and Scavullo Nudes. His work is a part of the permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Amon Carter Museum in Texas.

Scavullo was commissioned to photograph many famous people, including Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Sissy Spacek, Cher, Brooke Shields, Madonna, Roseanne Arnold, Kim Basinger, Barbra Streisand, Michelle Pfieffer, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

About Author – Taking his mom (Who was a successful fashion model) as an inspiration, Christopher Kilkus chose the path of fashion and photography early in his life. Although his career voyage commenced with fashion model management and bicycle racing but finally he discovered his dream career of a professional photographer. Christopher Kilkus started his practice in San Francisco, and then next two years he spent working throughout Asia, and then served the New York City for another 7 years, where he created repute for excellent work with an outstanding attitude.


Christopher Kilkus on Photographer Mario Testino

A photographer known internationally for his cultural and commercial contributions, Mario Testino is labeled as a much-sought after photographer and creative partner in the fashion industry. His style of grand, bright, meticulously styled pho

tographs earns him a place as one of the top fashion photographers of his generation.

His work has been featured in Vogue and Vanity Fair, and he has worked on numerous advertising campaigns for fashion houses Burberry, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace.

Testino’s work has been found in multiple exhibitions worldwide. The National Portrait Gallery in London still boasts Testino’s Portraits by Mario Testino, which opened in 2002, as its most well-attended exhibit. That exhibit traveled the world, seeing Milan, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Mexico City and Lima. Testino is one of only a few select living artists to have an exhibit on display at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid. For the first time, Testino’s work will be available for view in the U.S., with an exhibit set to open at the end of 2012 at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston.

Testino’s work can be widely found in books; he has published ten volumes of his work. One of the most notable books is MaRio de Janeiro Testino, which focuses on the city and people that have influenced his photographic vision. His latest book, Kate Moss by Mario Testino, is made up of the photographs he has taken of Moss during their 20 year friendship.

Testino is a widely celebrated photographer, earning numerous awards for his contributions to the world of photography. A native of Peru, Testino was awarded Peru’s highest honor, the Grand Cross Order of Merit. Another highlight was receiving the honor of the Gold Medal from the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute.

Testino also is known for his work as a portrait photographer, working with actors, celebrities and the Royal Family.

About  Author  - Taking his mom (Who was a successful fashion model) as an inspiration, Christopher Kilkus chose the path of fashion and photography early in his life. Although his career voyage commenced with fashion model management and bicycle racing but finally he discovered his dream career of a professional photographer. Christopher Kilkus started his practice in San Francisco, and then next two years he spent working throughout Asia, and then served the New York City for another 7 years, where he created repute for excellent work with an outstanding attitude.

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Christopher Kilkus is a celebrated fashion photography from Santa Monica, California. Inspired by his mother, a successful fashion model, Chris began his professional career in San Francisco.  [Read More...]