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Katja Rahlwes

Photographer

biography

Nationality: Germany
Born in Germany, Katja Rahlwes arrived to Paris at the
tender age of 16 to study design at the famed fashion
Institute Studio Bercot.

After graduating she started her career as an illustrator
and fashion stylist working for some of Europe's most
innovative and influential fashion titles.

However, Katja felt that her true calling was in image
making behind the lens as a photographer.

Her first assignments were for the iconic parisian
fashion bible of cool, Purple Magazine.
Katja has developed a unique language in within her
fashion work.

As she highlights the most important trends of the
season, she is simultaneously depicting and assertive
and sexually empowered woman, a muse in control of
her destiny and her physicality.

A true contrast to the "femme objet" that is depicted by
many of her peers who objectify women and
disempower them positioning them as mere objects of
consumption.

Her unique perspective has landed her assignments in
Vogue Paris, Vogue Nippon, Self Service, W and i-D
Magazine as well as Gucci, Celine, MiuMiu, Chloe, APC,
and Maison Martin Margiela.

updates

Indian Summer
Purple Fashion (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2012
At Night
The Gentlewoman (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2012
Juicy Couture Jeans F/W 12
Juicy Couture (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2012
WSJ September 2012 Cover
WSJ (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2012
La Petite Bourgeoise
Vogue Japan (Editorial)
published: August 2012
Zoom June 2012-Repulp Fiction
Vogue Paris (Editorial)
published: June 2012
Wet Apocalypse
25 Magazine (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2012
Chanel Magazine S/S 12
Chanel (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2012
jagger
Purple Fashion (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2012
Million-Dollar Baby
W Magazine (Editorial)
published: December 2011
Official web site:
www.katjarahlwes.com