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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Klinko & Indrani: Masters Of Moving Forward

Markus Klinko and Indrani have branched out from their established roles of photographing celebrities and supermodels to making moving images and, not surprisingly, their latest project is a reality TV show that makes the photographers the stars

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I’m excited,” says Markus Klinko of the well-known and often controversial photo team, Klinko and Indrani. “We have some new avenues we’re exploring and expanding into, and it’s the beginning of a whole new chapter for us.”

Klinko sounds different than he did the last time I spoke with him. His words are chosen with just a little extra care—as though he has been thinking a lot and has come to some conclusions. “Like everyone else in the industry,” Klinko says, “from many perspectives, this is really an end of an era. I think it’s going to be very interesting. Times are changing.”

With persistent uncertainty in the still photography business, many professionals are branching out into motion capture to add to their bottom line. For the famous duo of Klinko and Indrani, this fact is taking them in two distinct directions. Like a lot of pros, they’re trying their hand at shooting video. Under the category of more out-of-the-box thinking, they’re also in production on a reality TV show about them that’s set to air on the Bravo network.
Klinko is speaking in a general sense about photography, but he’s also referring to how images are created: “There is this merging of video and still—the cameras are rapidly becoming one. The RED camera indicates that there will be a new generation of technology, and this is the beginning of a new approach to our work. It’s a transition that has clearly started to take place, in the industry and in us. The marketplace is so different.We are at the beginning of the big change, and it’s exciting, and I don’t say that melancholically.”

Klinko and Indrani have just been signed for motion work by Aéro Film, based in Santa Monica, Calif. “They took us on solely based on our still work because we haven’t done very much video directing for commercials as of yet,” says Klinko. “So I think that transition and learning curve will happen on the job. We are very proud. For them to take us on without having all of the video experience shows a great sign of confidence in us.”


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