“Photography duo Markus Klinko & Indrani have become notorious for producing iconic images” (Arena).
Collaborating as a creative team since 1995, the award winning duo’s imagery has been described as “a powerful dream vision – seamless, erotic, unforgettable, the work of two contemporary masters”.
Isabella Blow discovered Markus and Indrani’s photography, and gave them their first magazine covers, for the London Sunday Times. David Bowie followed their work and commissioned their first album cover for ‘Heathen’. Markus and Indrani then created award-winning covers for Beyonce’s solo debut ‘Dangerously in Love’, Mariah Carey’s ‘Emancipation of Mimi’ and Mary J Blige’s ‘The Breakthrough’, which all became top selling albums of the year.
The duo’s recent subjects include Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Katie Holmes, Kate Beckinsale, Eva Mendes, Anne Hathaway, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Keanu Reeves, Matt Dillon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Val Kilmer, Outkast, Jay-Z, and Kanye West. They are sponsored by leading photography equipment brands such as Broncolor, Fuji Film USA and Kodak-Leaf. Their advertising clients include Elizabeth Arden, Hugo Boss, Anna Sui, Shiseido, L’Oreal Paris, Pepsi, Nike, Puma, Pantene, Baume-et-Mercier, De Beers; and their work is seen in numerous publications including Arena, Flaunt, Interview, V Magazine, Vanity Fair and Vogue.
French-Hungarian Markus Klinko was born in Switzerland, began piano at 3, studied harp at the Paris National Conservatory, and had an illustrious career as one of the world’s top classical harp soloists, releasing award-winning CDs for EMI Classic, and playing at concerts around the globe. In 1994, after receiving the “Grand Prix du Disque” for his last recording with the Paris Opera Bastille Orchestra, Markus decided to follow his passion and began a career in photography. He met Indrani and they began their extraordinary relationship and collaboration.
Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri was born in Calcutta and raised in India, England and Canada. At 14, she began a successful career as a fashion model, traveling the world to work with the greatest photographers and creatives, while studying philosophy, meditation, photography and film, and pursuing her own photography. Indrani founded a charitable school with her father in their ancestral home in West Bengal, India. Then she earned a BA in Anthropology at Princeton University, while developing with Markus their unique photographic style and mastering post-production in Paris and New York.
Bravo has just greenlighted a reality show about Markus Klinko & Indrani’s work! “Double Exposure” follows photographers Markus Klinko and Indrani, along with fashion stylist GK Reid, giving viewers a taste of the fast-paced world of high fashion and celebrity photography. With two former lovers working together 18 hours a day in incredibly high-stress environments, filled with deadlines, stretched budgets, expensive locations and demanding talent, it’s not unusual for sparks to fly both on camera and outside the frame. Set to air in January 2010