New! Wembley Park

Ilka & Franz just shot lots of funky stills and moving image for Wembley Park, commissioned by Bandstand and working with an amazing team! 

Photography: Ilka & Franz
Art Direction: Shane Horn @ Bandstand
Set Design: Katie Fotis
Set Design Assistant: Caroline Byrne
Paper Craft: Lydia Kasumi Shirreff
Styling: Zoe Kozlik
Make-Up: Marie Bruce 
Hair: Benjamin David
Nail Artist: Emma Zentner
DOP (Moving Image): Vlad Jakovlev
Talent: Anand Desai Barochia @ Sandra Reynold, Lasharn W @ BMA, Natasha_C @ MOT, Jessye @ BodyLondon and Vicky B, Paul C and Stephanie @ Hired Hands
On-Set Production: Christie Phedon 
Retouching: Smoke & Mirrors X Ilka & Franz

New! Schön! Magazine (Print!!)

On Watch! Ilka & Franz did some work for the 33rd issue of Schön! Magazine and it's finally out! 

Photo & Post: Ilka & Franz
Styling: Julia Dorothee Müller @ Bigoudi
Set Design: Rebecca Martin

New! Kvell X SanDisk

New work commissioned by LA-based Kvell for SanDisk. Paper craft by Lydia Kasumi Shirreff, photography and motion magic by Ilka & Franz. 

New! Please Magazine

Meet the Meme Queen! Ilka & Franz shot a meme inspired editorial for Please Magazine. Styled by Zoe Kozlik, Props by Beast & Burden, Hair by Fiji Sato and Make-up by Asuka Fukada. Models: Victoria @ Wild London and Roxanna @ Hired Hands.

First Place - PDN The Look

Ilka & Franz have won First Place in the PDN The Look fashion and beauty competition in the Motion/ Multimedia category with their all-GIF editorial for Schön! Magazine, Pop Up The Volume!

New! Ilka & Franz for Wired UK

Wired UK commissioned Ilka & Franz to shoot all their favourite things for their Wired Life collection of... favourite things. Among them the new BMW 5 Series. The set of images also got featured in Wired Germany. 


New! Ilka & Franz shoot Mall Grab for Mixmag

Mall Grab shot by Ilka & Franz for the cover of this month's Mixmag!!

Photo : Set : Post-Prod :: Ilka & Franz
Styling :: Sarah Cook
Fashion :: Okuh
Grooming :: Andrea Gomez Anzola
Editor :: Duncan Dick
Art Director :: Hayden Russell
Photo Editor :: Joe Plimmer

New! Ilka & Franz for Eleven Inc X SurveyMonkey

Whoop! We're finally able to show some of the work we shot for SurveyMonkey with San Francisco based ad agency Eleven Inc. This was an epic shoot!

Photography :: Ilka & Franz
Creative Director :: Matthew Wakeman
Art Director :: Louisa Betancourt
Agency Producer :: Jeannine Giordan
Set & Prop Design :: Kei Yoshino
Wardrobe Styling :: Zoe Kozlik
Make-Up :: Marie Bruce @ Eighteen Management
Hair :: Abra Kennedy
Talent :: Sean Earl McPherson @ BMA Models, Tosin Bodija @ IMM Models, Emma Witter @ Sandra Reynolds Agency (and many more)
Hand :: Fareen @ Hired Hands
Post-Production :: Ilka & Franz
Production :: Jenny Halonen & Barbi Mlczoch @ Cosmopola
On-Set Production :: Christie Phedon

New! Ilka & Franz for Spiegel Wissen

Ilka & Franz got commissioned by Spiegel Wissen to develop and shoot image concepts for their Paradise Earthissue all around environmental issues. 

Photo, Styling, Props & Post :: Ilka & Franz
Hand Model :: Roxanna @ Hired Hands
Model :: Emma Witter @ Sandra Reynolds Agency

New! Ilka & Franz for Schön Magazine!

New work out for Schön Magazine!

Photo & Post :: Ilka & Franz
Styling :: Zoe Kozlik
Set :: Lydia Kasumi Shirreff

“Fashion gets a pop art makeover as photography duo Ilka & Franz sends candy-coloured accessories into motion for Schön! Styling by Zoe Kozlik combines playful Gucci, Swatch and Dolce & Gabbana in a pop narrative of machine-like animations. Fasten your seatbelt, grab the popcorn and pop up the volume.”

See it on schonmagazine.com!

PDN One Life Awards - First Place

“Tragic Murder Of A Hamburger” has won us FIRST PLACE in the PDN One Life Awards in the ideas category!! We do sometimes have pretty good ideas… 😉 Proof is here.

2016 PDN Faces - First Prize

Ilka & Franz's portrait of Demon and Ruby, two husky dogs from Chester (UK), has won First Prize in the 2016 PDN Faces competition (animal category)! Yay!!

The shot was originally commissioned by Adam & Eve DDB for HalifaxRead about it here. 

Tragic Murder Of A Hamburger :: Konbini : Trendland : Vice

Ilka & Franz are masters of still life…er, death. Their new photo series, “The Tragic Murder of a Hamburger,” portrays all manner of innocent favourite foods meeting their grisly end. Whether it’s a hot dog drowning amidst circling sharks or a slice of cake that should have looked both ways before crossing the street, there’s an image in the mix that will positively delight you. (Jess Kapadia, Food Republic)

The human brain definitely works in mysterious ways: just as we love watching cute animal videos, there’s something extremely pleasurable in watching food being destroyed before our eyes. What the viewer gets is a visual oxymoron: two contradictory concepts that are presented in conjunction and with a spoonful of humor. At first glance, it all seems very innocent, but take a closer look, and true meaning will reveal itself to you. (Amanda Adame, Konbini)

Maybe it’s a fair conceptual fate for the steady stream up culinary atrocities served up at fast food establishments. It’s also a nice satirical play on the slow biological murder these “restaurants” serve up to their customers. (The Creators Project, Vice)

Photo & Post :: Ilka & Franz
Food Styling :: Udo Reichelt-Schaurer c/o Hers Agency
Set Design :: Adam Purnell

As seen on Food RepublicKonbiniTrendlandThe Creators Project and many more.