MARKUS KLINKO


Markus Klinko was born (1961) in Switzerland and grew up intending to become a professional musician. He studied the harp in Paris - was a good student - and his career seemed to be straight ahead of him. He got exclusive record contracts and worked for several years with the ultimate elite and was a soloist with large and well-known symphony orchestras around the world. In parallel, he also developed a great interest in photography. When an injury to one hand put an end to his music career, he invested in full-time photography.

Markus soon received assignments from the largest newspapers and magazines such as Vogue, Harpers Bazar, GQ and Vanity Fair. Markus Klinko currently has his base in Los Angeles. He belongs to the absolute photo elite and above all directs his camera lens towards well-known profiles in the film, fashion and music world. He works with stars such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Kate Winslet, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish and more.

Most coveted are still his pictures of David Bowie, which are exhibited around the world. Tres Hombres represents Klinko, not only in Sweden but also throughout Europe, Russia and Australia.

THE PACK

THE PACK

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David Bowie captivates attention in this remarkable photography by Markus Klinko. Posing with wild wolves, the late singer gives off a mysterious quality. One might wonder what Bowie set his eyes to. 

THE WAVE

THE WAVE

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We find it interesting that this image still is on start-up prices, but of course, it hasn’t been long on the market. It is yet a great photo, with a lot of authority. 

THE HUNT

THE HUNT

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Markus Klinko has captured David Bowie in several breathtaking series. What we find interesting with this image is that is not as expensive as the two favourites 'The Protector' and 'The Villains'. Yet, it is a great photo with a lot of authority. 

THE CHALLENGE

THE CHALLENGE

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“The reason why we have so many shots that are unseen is because once we took the cover for “Heathen” – which took several hours and that he had mapped out in his head precisely – he turned very playful and allowed me to have fun” –  Markus Klinko

SMOKING

SMOKING

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David Bowie once asked Markus Klinko to meet him in his studio to listen to some tracks. Bowie was very involved and had a clear vision of what he wanted for his new album. Klinko came to the studio and they listed through some rough mixes.

'I will never forget the mental image of David when he was sitting by the window, smoking cigarettes whilst listening to the music...' - Markus Klinko

BOWIE REPENTANCE

BOWIE REPENTANCE

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This intimate photography of David Bowie by Markus Klinko feels candid even while it maintains the mystique and glamour of high fashion set-ups. 

THE PROTECTOR

THE PROTECTOR

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Markus Klinko was assigned as photographer for David Bowie's GQ-magazine cover back in 2002. Bowie was chosen to be on this cover as he was announced as the most well-dressed man that same year. 

The remarkable cover photo has become an iconic image of Bowie, and is today in the largest print size worth over $100 000. 

DAVID BOWIE MEDITATION B&W

DAVID BOWIE MEDITATION B&W

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“He was every bit as charismatic and extraordinary as one can imagine,” says photographer Markus Klinko, seen here in Meditation

DAVID BOWIE MEDITATION

DAVID BOWIE MEDITATION

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The quality of this photography truly is extraordinary. Being able to see every single stitch in David Bowie’s suit makes you realise the expertise in Klinko's work. 

Markus Klinko is using Fujifilm cameras which provides top-notch lighting materials. Thanks to their professional equipment Klinko can capture even the lightest and darkest areas of a photo.

There are, in every part of this photography, shades that are beyond black and white. Instead, they are captured in colours. A very complex method, which means that no part is neither completely white nor black.  

 

DAVID BOWIE WITH THE CROSS

DAVID BOWIE WITH THE CROSS

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Acclaimed photographer Markus Klinko has captured the iconic David Bowie in several series. Here, Bowie is captured in striking form for the cover of his album “Heathen” in 2001.

THE VILLAINS

THE VILLAINS

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Markus Klinko was photographing Bowie’s wife Iman Abdulmajid for the cover of her book “I Am Iman”.

Klinko explains that Iman brought David along to an editing session once, to his great surprise. This is how one of our great duos first met. Klinko was after the meeting asked to photograph the cover of Bowie's album “Heathen” in 2002. This image is one of his most coveted.