Icons: The Celebrity Exposures of
Showcasing for the first time the work of Markus and Indrani - the hottest team in celebrity and fashion photography - "Icons" presents riveting images of pop culture icons such as Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson, and Naomi Campbell, complete with stories behind the photos from the photographers and stars themselves. Markus and Indrani, the leading duo of celebrity and fashion photography, have produced album covers for Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and David Bowie, and shot everyone from Lady Gaga to Kate Winslet, Jay-Z, Lindsay Lohan, and Naomi Campbell. As former stars of the "Bravo" reality series "Double Exposure" and in past lives as a classical recording artist and top model, respectively, Markus and Indrani have spent most of their lives in front of the camera lenses themselves, giving them a unique perspective on the realities, fantasies, and artistry of their celebrated subjects. The result is a collection of powerful, definitive, iconic images of many of the most provocative stars of our time. As cutting edge as ever eighteen years into their career, with "Icons" Markus and Indrani present the first showcase of their work in book form. The text, based on interviews with the photographers, describes the uniquely fascinating professional partnership of the former lovers, how they work, and tells stories about the famed subjects of their photography. Filled with more than 200 full-color photographs in crisp detail - and the stories behind them - "Icons" is an engrossing showcase of the hottest stars of our day in all their glamorous, glossy, and dynamic perfection.
"Photography duo Markus Klinko and Indrani have become notorious for producing iconic images"
"Its a powerful dream vision--seamless, erotic, unforgettable . . . the work of two contemporary masters."
"Not only do award winning photographers Markus Klinko and Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri create magnificent images in an incredible atmosphere, they understand synergy! Klinko & Indrani also grasp the meaning of giving back. Klinko & Indrani embody talent and social conscience."
"Two of photography's biggest talents"
"In a world where authenticity is an autograph and reality a genre of TV, our images provide society a mirror to reflect upon its ideals and devotions. We seek to reveal those qualities which make our subjects extraordinary: their personality, aura, beauty and power. As multi-media artists who embrace collaboration with creative partners' opposing viewpoints, our work embodies a multiplicity of perspectives. We come together through love, planning, discussion, and respect. We collaborate closely with our subjects, to understand them and be inspired by their reality, their fantasies and artistry. We empower them to move freely through our multiple exposures, which we combine for their truest expression, movement and being."
Markus and Indrani, a former classical recording artist and top model, respectively, have spent the past seventeen years producing iconic images of some of the most engaging celebrities of our day. Their award-winning photography has appeared on best-selling album covers, ad campaigns for Pepsi, Nike, L'Oreal Paris, Lancome, and DeBeers, on the covers and within the pages of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, People, Cosmopolitan, and The New York Times, and in more than twenty exhibitions worldwide. In 2010 the Bravo network followed their work in the reality TV docu-series Double Exposure. Established as stars themselves behind the cameras, the photography duo has been interviewed on shows such as Access Hollywood, Extra, and Larry King Live. With Icons, Markus and Indrani present the first showcase of their photography in book form. Markus and Indrani live in New York City.