Katja Rahlwes

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Katja Rahlwes (born 1967, Frankfurt, Germany) is a German fashion photographer, based in Paris.

Biography[edit]

Katja Rahlwes left Germany at the age of 16 for London and then moved to Paris in 1988 to study fashion design at Studio Berçot, Paris.

In 1995-2004, Rahlwes set out for a career as a freelance fashion stylist. She met Olivier Zahm and Elein Fleiss, co-founders and publishers of Purple Prose, later called Purple fashion, in 1996. Rahlwes has been collaborating with Purple ever since and took part of a new movement of visual language in the publication world. In 1998-2001, Rahlwes became chief-fashion editor and photo-editor at BIBA, a major market fashion magazine in Paris.

Throughout those years she would live a parallel life as a professional stylist and part-time photographer. She said it was, “like having a husband and a lover.” In 2003, she eventually chose photography over her styling career.

Commercial work[edit]

Her work can be seen in the magazines Vogue Paris, Vogue Nippon, Vogue US, Self Service,Interview, Purple fashion, i-D, Pin Up, BUTT Magazine, New York (magazine).[1]

She have produced phtotographs for brands such as Gucci, Céline, Miu Miu, Chloé, A.P.C., Maison Martin Margiela, Levi's and others.

Exhibitions[edit]

UltraMegalore, Group exhibition curated by Hannelore Knuts at Modemuseum Hasselt, Belgium, 2010

Black Beauty, curated by Vogue Paris at Le Printemps,Paris,France, 2008

RxART, Benefit Auction at Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, USA, 2007

Maison Martin Margiela, Group exhibition,Paris,France, 2007

Concrete Castle,[2] Group Exhibition at Confort Moderne, Poitier, France, 2007

2001/2010:les années fatales, Group Exhibition for Céline & Libération Style, Paris, France, 2004

Indigestible Correctness,[3] Group Exhibition at Participant Inc, New York, USA, 2004

Violence the True Way, Group Exhibition at Peter Kilchmann Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 2003

Books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larocca, Amy (2007-08-19). "Cindy Crawford Models This Season's Chunky Knits - Fall Fashion 2007 - New York Magazine". Nymag.com. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  2. ^ "Confort Moderne - Rupture des évidences". Confort-moderne.fr. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  3. ^ "ART IN REVIEW; 'Indigestible Correctness' - New York Times". Nytimes.com. 2004-04-23. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 

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