NEW YORK ISSUE 60 Oct 2006

Torkil Gudnason New York photographers

Originally from Denmark, Torkil Gudnason approaches photography with what might be described as a no-nonsense, Scandinavian sensibility. His style is simple and graphic. He prefers shooting in color in order to play various hues off one another. When asked to list five things he can’t live without as a photographer, his answer is appropriately succinct: light, light, light, light and more light.

As a 10-year-old boy, Torkil received his first camera, a Bolex Super-8. His first pictures were of a trip to Italy, which is where, many years later, Torkil would find his first success as an emerging fashion photographer.

Torkil’s photography has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Detour and Esquire. Advertising clients include Elizabeth Arden, Maybelline, Pantene, Max Studio, Neiman Marcus, Kodak, MAC Cosmetics, L’Oreal, Shiseido, Estee Lauder, Calvin Klein and Victoria’s Secret.

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