Beyoncé, New York
Medium: Digital C Print on Fujicolour Crystal Archive Pearl Paper.
- Small Format: Limited to 50
- Medium Format: Limited to 25
- LargeFormat: Limited to 12
- Small Format: 61.0cm x 50.8cm
- Medium Format: 101.6cm x 84.1cm
- Large Format: 152.4cm x 125.6cm
Good To Know: Artwork is shipped directly from the artist's studio.
Arty-Fact: "My ambitions are extremely high. I want to be the most successful blue-chip photographer in the world. I want my limited art prints to be a true investment for collectors.
"I consider myself a technician. I've learned and mastered everything I can to create incredible images. If I'm going to do something, I have to be good at it.
"When photographing an artist, I always desire to create a work that truly defines them. I am like a painter. I go from a blank canvas, and I see what I can put on it to make it great. And sometimes it doesn't take much; sometimes it's something very simple. I don't have to always overload it. It doesn't have to be rainbows and stars and flying pyramids. It can just be straightforward." ~ Markus Klinko
Source: "Fame, Fantasy and Photographs: The Pop Culture Moments Markus Klinko Defined", Skye Wellington, Lens & Pen Projects, 2021
About Markus Klinko
Markus Klinko is an award-winning international fashion/celebrity photographer and director who has worked with many of today's most iconic film, music, and fashion stars.
Markus has photographed the likes of Beyoncé, 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 Markus to create advertising campaigns.
Born in Switzerland of French, Italian, Jewish, and Hungarian descent, Markus spent his early years training to become a classical harp soloist. He studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris.
Later, Markus signed an exclusive recording contract with EMI Classics and a management contract with Columbia Artists Management. He received the Grand Prix de Disque for his recording of French harp music with the orchestra of the Paris Opera Bastille. Markus also performed in recitals and as a featured soloist with symphony orchestras around the world. He was also regularly featured in Vogue Italia, Vanity Fair, GQ, The New York Times, Madame Figaro, Stereo Review and Ongaku no Tomo.
After a hand injury, Markus became a fashion photographer and retired from his international concert and recording career.
Isabella Blow discovered Markus' work at the London Sunday Times and commissioned cover stories from the emerging photographer. Around the same time, Ingrid Sischy at Interview magazine hired Markus 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 created some of the most iconic album covers of our time, including Beyonce's "Dangerously in Love" and Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi".