Katja Rahlwes has been in the fashion business for decades, and started her career as a professional fashion stylist in 1995 after having studied Fashion Design at Studio Bercot in Paris. In 1998 she became chief-fashion editor and photo-editor at BIBA, a major market fashion magazine in Paris. At the same time, she continued to expand her vision as an independent stylist with magazines like Dutch, i-D, Dazed and Confused, Made in USA, Vogue Japan, Index and others. Throughout those years at BIBA she would live a parallel life as a professional stylist and part-time photographer. She said it was, “like having a husband and a lover.” In the first years she mainly shot women she wanted to meet and spend time with. Photography had a very important impact on Rahlwes, and made her feel free and independent in her work. [Wikipedia]
Now you can see her work in magazines like French Vogue, Vogue Nippon, Vogue US, Self Service, Purple fashion, i-D, etc. And she has done work for clients such as Gucci, Miu Miu, Chloé, A.P.C., Martin Margiela, Hysteric Glamour, Levi’s, and others.
Bottom line, her photos are great, here’s a taste of her work:
Check out her website here.