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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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Fashion photography rules everything around us, whether we know it, like it, or choose to embrace it. At its start in 1839, it existed strictly to sell. .

Legends like Richard Avedon, Guy Bourdin, Helmut Newton, and Irving Penn paved the way for the greats of today, challenging the fashion world to accept new ideas of sexiness, femininity, and masculinity. It’s no secret that in the 21st century, photographers are as plentiful as they are powerful. Photographers like Steven Meisel and Terry Richardson have launched the careers of models, stylists, and make-up artists.

Others like Rankin and Nick Knight have created media platforms to take fashion photography and film in unanticipated yet important directions.

All of the fashion photographers on this list share an appetite for excellence and continually succeed at redefining visual culture, beauty, and art. We are thankful for them.

The 50 Greatest Fashion Photographers Right Now comprised of the subject(s), location, styling, make-up, hair, and photographer’s vision.

Legends like Richard Avedon, Guy Bourdin, Helmut Newton, and Irving Penn paved the way for the greats of today, challenging the fashion world to accept new ideas of sexiness, femininity, and masculinity. Most of the photographers on this list admit to or demonstra

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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 🙂

 

Photography by Christopher Kilkus

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September 14th, 2013 at 6:15 am

I want to see this movie – christopher kilkus fashion photography

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Considering the crush of must-see movies that fill theaters every December, it can be hard to think past the awards season to the movies Hollywood will produce in the months that follow—but movies there will be, and we’re already jazzed for plenty of them. There’s history, action, toys coming to life, TV shows and hit novels on the big screen, and that’s just to start with.

(MORE: The 10 best movies of 2013)

And yes, we know this is only a small sampling of the exciting films coming out in the next 12 months, that our list doesn’t include intriguing offerings from video-game adaptations (Need for Speed) to high-profile period mysteries (Carol). Tell us in the comments which of your 2014 favorites-to-be we forgot.

In the mean time, here are 20 of the movies we’re already excited for in the coming year, with trailers where they exist:

The Monuments Men

Due in theaters: Feb. 7

After a false alarm about this movie coming out in 2013, the Ocean’s Eleven-meets-WWII action pic will finally make it to theaters. George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Downton Abbey‘s Hugh Bonneville, The Artist‘s Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban and Cate Blanchett are on a mission to rescue great works of art before Nazis can destroy them.
The Lego Movie

Due in theaters: Feb. 7

As you may have guessed, the characters in this movie are LEGO figures. Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) voices an ordinary LEGO dude who has to help save the LEGO world.
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Due in theaters: March 7

Ralph Fiennes stars as the concierge at the titular hotel, alongside a stable of filmmaker Wes Anderson’s favorites, like Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Adrian Brody, Tilda Swinton and Bob Balaban.
Veronica Mars

Due in theaters: March 14

Fans hoped and prayed—and donated to a paradigm-shifting Kickstarter campaign—and now their favorite girl-sleuth TV show is finally making its way to the big screen, courtesy of creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell.
Divergent

Due in theaters: March 21

Is this the next Hunger Games? Fans of the hit YA series certainly hope so. Shailene Woodley stars as Beatrice Prior, a teenager in a totalitarian future in which society is sorted into groups by personality type. When she discovers that she doesn’t fit neatly into just one of the groups—that she’s divergent—her life is on the line.
Muppets Most Wanted

Due in theaters: March 21

What happens when a famous thief looks just like Kermit the Frog? Whatever the eventual answer is, it’s not so great for Kermit in the mean time. A cast of a gazillion famous human beings star alongside the Muppets, including Tina Fey, Tom Hiddleston, Christoph Waltz, Lady Gaga, Ty Burrell and Céline Dion.
Noah

Due in theaters: March 28

Yes, it’s that Noah, the one with the flood and the ark and the two-by-two. This time, however, as imagined by Darren Aronofsky with Russell Crowe in the title role, Noah has an environmental message for modern-day viewers. Emma Watson and Jennifer Connelly co-star.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Due in theaters: April 4

This sequel kicks off superhero season with Chris Evans returning as Captain America. Somehow, even though he’s living in today’s world, the enemy harks back to the Cold War.
Amazing Spider-Man 2

Due in theaters: May 2

Next up on the superhero slate: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone return as Spidey and Gwen Stacey, trying to get to the bottom of what Oscorp is up to.
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Due in theaters: May 23

The cast that played the old and young X-Men team up in this time-bending installment. That means Magneto is Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender, and that Charles Xavier is Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy. Consider our minds already blown.
Maleficent

Due in theaters: May 30

Angelina Jolie stars as the classic Sleeping Beauty villain, the nasty fairy who curses Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) to the fate that sets the tale in motion.
The Fault in Our Stars

Due in theaters: June 6

Shailene Woodley’s second entry in the YA-adaptation game, but this time without the futuristic element. She stars opposite Ansel Elgort as two teens who fall for each other at a cancer support group.

22 Jump Street

Due in theaters: June 13

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill reprise their roles in the sequel to the surprise hit 21 Jump Street. This time, rather than sending them undercover at a high school, their investigations take them to a local college.
Guardians of the Galaxy

Due in theaters: Aug. 1

Another addition to the Marvel movie empire, this time focusing on a lost-in-space pilot who bands together with aliens to be, well, the guardians of the galaxy.

The Giver

Due in theaters: Aug. 15

Based on Lois Lowry’s beloved children’s book about a world without pain and the boy who thinks twice about what that means. Starring Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Alexander Skarsgard, Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and, as protagonist Jonas, the Australian actor Brenton Thwaites.

Gone Girl

Due in theaters: Oct. 3

Get your book club together for the Ben Affleck-starring adaptation of the hit novel about a woman’s disappearance.

Interstellar

Due in theaters: Nov. 7

Christopher Nolan, the filmmaker behind Inception, goes to outer space. The impressive creds aren’t just behind the camera: the movie stars Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck and Michael Caine, among others.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

Due in theaters: Nov. 21

Do we really need to explain why this is exciting?

The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Due in theaters: Dec. 17

…Or why this is exciting?

Annie

Due in theaters: Dec. 19

Quvenzhané Wallis stars as Annie in her first lead role since she stole the show in Beasts of the Southern Wild. Jamie Foxx takes on the Daddy Warbucks role, renamed Benjamin Stacks, and Cameron Diaz plays dastardly orphanage-mistress Miss Hannigan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 10th, 2012 at 6:50 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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Exciting new HDSLR Alternative on it’s way, the Sony NEX FS100

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I love the Canon 5D MarkII, it helped open up a whole new world of filmmaking for me. But it definitely has drawbacks for motion work which can require a lot of frustrating work arounds.  The next step up from the HDSLR has been the RED cameras, which are amazing products that have been used on many major motion pictures.  But for smaller projects, or ones that require moving really quickly like most of what I’m working on, the RED can be quite cumbersome.

So I have been watching with anticipation the development of new class of cameras, the best example is the Sony NEX FS100. Some people consider it an HDSLR killer, but to me it looks more like a “bridge” camera….. more professional than an HDSLR, but not as cumbersome as a RED.

Canon will really need to step up their game if they want to compete, but the rumor is that Canon isn’t going to do it with an HDSLR suchs as the 5D MarkIII… instead they will introduce a competitor for the Sony NEX FS100 from their video line of cameras.

We’ll see if Canon get’s it right, but anyway it’s going to be really exciting to see how all this develops over the next year.

Here is a great post about the Sony camera from Zacuto

You can pre order the camera (and check out specs) at B&H

And Check out the Den Lennie’s video below for a more in-depth review of the Sony NEX-FS100.

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June 10th, 2011 at 7:47 am

BEBE ADDICTION Campaign

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June 9th, 2011 at 7:24 am

Forever 21 Campaign in Malibu

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Here is another campaign we did recently for Forever 21.  We shot at an old ranch in Malibu that was owned by a retired LAPD policeman.  He was a big collector of western memorabilia, and after his retirement started a business providing props for films.  It was quite fun touring around the property and seeing props I recognized from movies like  City Slickers, and pretty much every western in recent memory.

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April 16th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Keri Hilson Photo Shoot

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A few images from a photo shoot with the singer Keri Hilson.

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April 5th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Heritage 1981 Fashion Campaign

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Here is our latest campaign for Heritage 1981 that goes along with the little film I uploaded to the blog a couple weeks back.  We shot at the pool of the Pink Motel in Sun Valley, Califoria.  A great location, and we were blessed with lovely weather.  It was a big project since we divided our time between the video and the still images, but all in all we ended up with a really nice campaign.

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March 24th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Lyndsy Fonseca for Maxim Magazine

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I just got the latest issue of Maxim Magazine in the mail with my photo shoot of Lyndsy Fonseca in it.  Those of you who know me know I don’t pay much attention to celebrity stuff, so I wasn’t super familiar with Lyndsy’s work.  I read she had done tons of TV shows like How I Met Your Mother, Desperate Housewives, Big Love, and lots more… and also knew she had a really good agent.  But I was excited to read in Maxim that she is coming out in two new movies I really want to see….. Hot Tub Time Machine and Kick Ass!  They both look really funny, which makes sense because Lyndsy was a gas to have on set and a genuinely sweet girl.  I’m sure she is gonna go far, so I’m happy I had the opportunity to shoot with her.

Perfect timing again, we just finished retouching a picture of Lyndsy for my portfolio when Maxim came in the mail, so here is the image I chose and the image that Maxim printed.

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March 18th, 2010 at 6:43 pm