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Chris Kilkus Photography – Meet Kilkus the punk band

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Check out the punk band that randomly chose Kilkus as their name:

Music Video – Pattern of Self Design

Music Video – A.O.C.

Interview with Waffle Magazine

It’s not fashion photography but music is always a close neighbor 🙂

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February 11th, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Chris Kilkus Photography featured in www.dphclub.com

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Here is some of my work featured in the www.dphclub.com blog.  I don’t remember putting some of these versions of the photos out there!  A couple of them I forgot how much I liked so it’s nice to be reminded….  and it’s always fun to see what other people respond to in my work 🙂

 

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September 14th, 2013 at 6:15 am

The Cult of Style Blog Post about Chris Kilkus Photography

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Thank you to the folks at the Cult of Style blog for publishing a shoot a did a little while back in a sunny and warm Los Angeles.  This was a test shoot I did with the fashion stylist Kate Riney and hair & make up artist Maria Nguyen.  Our model for the day was Noora Laapi.  I wanted to keep this a pretty loose shoot… just go out and have fun, look for nice spots and nice light and take some simple photos.  I added a the color effect in post to also give it a slightly retro california vibe.

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January 14th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

bebe Fashion Advertising – fashion photographer chris kilkus christopher kilkus

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Here is a fashion shoot I did for bebe that had a little more dramatic vibe.  A strong back light, some smoke…. and Voila! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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May 25th, 2012 at 7:26 am

BEBE Sport Campaign

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I did a lot of shoots for bebe, I’ll be posting a few more over the next couple weeks, but this was one of my favorites.  I love this hard, direct lighting… it’s clean, simple and gives the photos an added sense of energy.  It was one of those days when everything went perfectly and the shoot was just easy and fun.  Love days like that! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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May 23rd, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Just for fun, another recent portfolio shoot – christopher kilkus chris kilkus fashion photographer that works in santa monica

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Went out and did another little shoot for my portfolio recently… again going for the retro California sunshine look, this time with 1973 Corvette added for a little more flavor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 23rd, 2012 at 5:50 am

Shooting a stock image gallery for Cosmopolitan Magazine – chris kilkus photographer christopher kilkus photographer

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A while back Cosmo asked me to shoot a gallery of images they could use to illustrate men’s stories in their magazine.  It called for getting a lot of images in a day, and a few different scenarios and moods as well.  They wanted most of it to have that California vibe, so we stayed out in the sun around Santa Monica and Venice for everything.  It was a long day, but also quite fun… it always is shooting around the beach towns in SoCal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Can’t beat the California Sunshine! A recent shoot for the portfolio…

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I had a couple free days recently and I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful California sunshine to do a shoot for my portfolio.  We met up in Santa Monica to prep and from there spent the afternoon driving around in the hills above Malibu taking photos.  I was going for that backlit sun look and also wanted to try out a bit of a retro 70’s vibe. It was nice to just go out and take photos just for fun after being on so many big productions for the last 6 months…. just a simple and relaxed day really.  And I even got a bit of a tan! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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May 22nd, 2012 at 7:59 am

Wet Seal Campaign by Chris Kilkus

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Here is a Christmas campaign I shot for Wet Seal at the Paramount Studios back lot in the New York Streets section.  I know, this one is a little late….. We actually shot this back in September.  I’ve had a crazy few months, shooting almost every single day since then, and it’s taken me this long just to look through the images and add them to my website.  Enjoy them, and I’ll do my best to catch up a bit with more recent work 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 23rd, 2012 at 6:29 am

NEXT Swimwear Campaign by christopher kilkus

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We’ve had one hell of a cold, long winter this year here in North America. On top of that, I live in Houston, Texas, so this business of freezing rain in March can go die in a fire already. I enjoyed shooting moody styles outside during this extended drabness in recent months, if I’m honest. However, sunny days are coming and I couldn’t happier it because summer means outdoor swimwear projects begin, which is one of my favorite styles to shoot. However, having been so bleak for so long this winter, have yougotten yourself prepped for this most popular of fashion and glamour photography you’ll preface all of this with acknowledging that there is nothing more stereotypical than a poorly shot photo of a model in a bikini. While it’s not quite warm enough, even here in south Texas, to start taking on outdoor swim projects, I reasoned this is the perfect time to go through my checklist of things to do to prepare for the season. When the client calls on you, it’s always best to have a handful of locations already in mind that you can recommend. And since you’ll be shooting swimwear, your locations should ideally make sense with the world of bikinis and swimwear fashion pieces in general. Naturally, there are no hard and fast rules about locations for swimwear photography, necessarily, but having a varied set of options, up front, is always ideal since you sometimes don’t have tons of time to take advantage of that perfect summer weekend weather when it happens.

 

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March 22nd, 2012 at 10:34 am