Ilka & Franz

Ilka & Franz

Photographer & DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Ilka & Franz

Ilka & Franz

Photographer & DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Ilka & Franz are an award-winning Photo & Director Duo based in London (UK). Their work blurs the lines between disciplines as they apply their aesthetic and humour to still life, portraiture, film and animation. While their uninhibited use of colour is vibrant and bold, their conceptual undertones are often subtle and of child-like naivety. The duo shoot, art direct, build, style and retouch and work on commercial and editorial commissions in the UK and abroad. CLIENTS: Adidas, Amazon Kindle, Audi Magazine, Avon, Breast Cancer Now, Cadbury, Dairylea, EasyJet Traveller, Guardian Weekend, Halifax, Haribo, HP, IKEA, KaDeWe, N26, Nectar Points, Nivea, Observer Magazine, Onken Yogurts, Papa John’s, Pizza Express, Public Health England, SanDisk, Der Spiegel, SurveyMonkey, Vodafone, Wired UK & DE, Women’s Health Magazine, Die Zeit & many more.
Projects
  • Ilka & Franz for Pizza Express
    Ilka & Franz for Pizza ExpressIlka & Franz shot Pizza Express’ Spring campaign! Photography & Post-Production: Ilka & Franz Producer: Candy Field Food Stylist: Jack Sargeson Stylist: Elle Fell Stylist Assistant: Loren Rowe Set Assistant: Sophie Sekiney Lighting Assistant: Felix McCabe Hair: Hannah Godley MUA: Shani Mushington Nails: Amy Atkins Talent: Ocean Navarro @ Bame & Chris @ Mustard
  • Ilka & Franz - Calls from the Beyond
    Ilka & Franz - Calls from the BeyondIlka & Franz are an award-winning Photo & Director Duo based in London (UK). Their work blurs the lines between disciplines as they apply their aesthetic and humour to still life, portraiture, film and animation. While their uninhibited use of colour is vibrant and bold, their conceptual undertones are often subtle and of child-like naivety. The duo shoot, art direct, build, style and retouch and work on commercial and editorial commissions in the UK and abroad.
  • Ilka & Franz - 2022 Reel
    Ilka & Franz - 2022 ReelIlka & Franz are an award-winning Photo & Director Duo based in London (UK). Their work blurs the lines between disciplines as they apply their aesthetic and humour to still life, portraiture, film and animation. While their uninhibited use of colour is vibrant and bold, their conceptual undertones are often subtle and of child-like naivety. The duo shoot, art direct, build, style and retouch and work on commercial and editorial commissions in the UK and abroad.
  • Ilka & Franz for Spendesk
    Ilka & Franz for SpendeskIlka & Franz shot Spendesk’s latest OOH campaign - out now on the streets and at transport hubs in London, Paris and Berlin! Photography & Post-Production: Ilka & Franz Senior Producer: Candy Field 1st Assistant: Felix McCabe 2nd Assistant: Josh Showell Stylist: Elle Fell Stylist Assistant: Frankie Tyler Prop Stylist: Laura Louise Erasmus Hair Stylist: Hannah Godley Make-Up & Nails: Amy Atkins Talent: Jake B @ BMA, Aidai @ MOT Models, Emma Witter @ Sandra Reynolds, Barry Johns @ Bame
  • Ilka & Franz for Guardian Saturday
    Ilka & Franz for Guardian SaturdayIlka & Franz shot the double cover for Guardian Saturday’s Summer Special! Set, Styling, Snapping & Post-Production: Ilka & Franz Model: Hayley @ Hired Hands Models
  • Ilka & Franz for Pizza Express
    Ilka & Franz for Pizza ExpressIlka & Franz shot for Pizza Express again, this time their Wrap for Lunch campaign! Photography & Post-Production: Ilka & Franz Producer: Jenny Wickens Food Stylist: Iona Blackshaw Stylist: Amelia Holden-Brown Set/ Prop Assistant: Paula Benvegnú Lighting Assistant/ Retoucher: Felix McCabe Hair: Hannah Godley MUA: Shani Mushington Nails: Egle Bivainyte Talent: Ellie Ryan @ Sandra Reynolds, Ailton M @ BMA, Paige, Stuart and Alphonso @ Hired Hands
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Projects credited in
  • Dairylea | We Dareylea You!
    Dairylea | We Dareylea You!Photography by Ilka and Franz. Set Design by me.
  • Ikea | Silence the Critics
    Ikea | Silence the CriticsPhotography by Ilka and Franz. Prop styling by me.
  • Wembley Park Launch Campaign / Quintain
    Wembley Park Launch Campaign / QuintainRebranding and marketing Wembley Park, as London's hottest new destination.
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Work history
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    Photographer/ DirectorIlka & Franz
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Ilka & Franz are a photo & director duo based in London (UK). Their work blurs the lines between disciplines as they apply their aesthetic and humour to still life, portraiture and film. While their unmistakable use of colour is vibrant and bold, their conceptual undertones are often subtle and of child-like naivety. Ilka & Franz draw their inspiration from pop culture, kitsch and surrealism as they put a playful spin on the ordinary. The duo shoot, build, style and retouch and work on commercial and editorial commissions in the UK and abroad. CLIENTS: Adidas, Amazon Kindle, Audi Magazine, Avon, Breast Cancer Now, Cadbury, Cosmopolitan, Dairylea, EasyJet Traveller, Guardian Weekend, Halifax, HP, IKEA, KaDeWe, N26, Nivea, Observer Magazine, Onken Yogurts, Public Health England, SanDisk, Der Spiegel, SurveyMonkey, Vodafone, Wired UK & DE, Women’s Health Magazine, Die Zeit & many more. AWARDS: 2021 Sony World Photography Awards - Shortlist (Portfolio & Creative Category) AOP Awards 2020 - Finalist Production Paradise Spotlight Awards 2020 - Shortlist 2020 Prix de la Photographie de Paris (PX3) - Gold - Fine Art/ Still Life, 2nd place - Fine Art & Honourable Mention International Photography Awards (IPA) 2019 - Honourable Mention Prix de la Photographie (PX3) 2019 - Honourable Mention One Eyeland Awards 2018 - Finalist International Photography Awards (IPA) 2018 - Honourable Mention Production Paradise Spotlight Awards 2018 - Shortlist Prix de la Photographie (PX3) 2018 - Bronze Moscow International Foto Awards 2018 - 2nd Place 2017 Tokyo International Foto Awards - Silver & Honourable Mention One Eyeland Awards 2017 - Silver GoSee Awards 2017 - Finalist
Skills
  • Photography
  • Advanced Retouching
  • Directing Film
  • Photographic Direction
  • Photography Shoots
  • Concept Ideas
  • Art Direction
  • Set Design
  • Prop Styling
Awards
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    AOP Awards 2021 - FinalistThe Association of Photographers
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    2021 Sony World Photography Awards - Shortlist (Portfolio & Creative Category)Sony World Photography Awards
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