Thomas Schenk 'Karen #1' Poster
Before discovering photography at the age of 26, photographer Thomas Schenk studied Fine Arts at the Philadelphia College of Art, where his main focus was on print-making and ceramics. His first photography project was with the prestigious Dutch magazine, and his name has since then risen to the top levels of the fashion photography industry.
The American / Swiss photographer plays with clean lines and symmetry in a beautiful alliance with his prominent, yet humble use of shadow and lighting. The model appears before the viewer in a seemingly natural setting, comfortable and calm. Nothing about his imagery feels forced or bent in an unnatural direction, and thus his photographs become vivid as the personality shines from the models face, creating a sincere world and the viewer curious for more.
Accordingly, it is not surprising that he has worked with the highest fashion magazines, and designers, for example Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Dutch, Gloss, Numero and many more as well as designers such as Hermes, Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy. He is now thought to be one of the most talented and original fashion photographers of his time.