My most anticipated Thinking of Art interview to date, Ep54 features internationally renowned photographer Markus Klinko. From Beyonce, Britney Spears, David Bowie, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and more…
Markus shared some of his favorite stories of past photo shoots. Klinko was born in Switzerland of French, Italian, Jewish and Hungarian descent, and spent his early years training to become a classical harp soloist. He studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris under Pierre Jamet and Lily Laskine. 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.
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 his work has been exhibited in museums in Europe as well as the National Portrait Gallery, Washington.