THOMAS SCHENK FOR VORN MAGAZINE
RONALD DICK FOR POP 1
PETER RIGAUD, ELMGREEN DRAGSET FOR VOGUE GERMANY
MARKUS PRITZI FOR TUSH MAGAZINE
MARKUS PRITZI FOR MARIE CLAIRE
MARCUS GAAB, PAZ DE LA HUERTA FOR I LOVE YOU MAGAZINE
HORST DIEKGERDES FOR ANOTHER MAGAZINE
PETER RIGAUD, GEORGIA MAY JAGGER FOR ZEIT MAGAZINE
LAST WEEK I MET: KOZVA RIGAUD
WHAT IS SHOTVIEW AND WHEN DID YOU START IT?
Shotview is an International agency representing exclusive photographers, stylists, casting directors and set designers. I started the agency in 2001
WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND?
I studied music and dance at the Mozarteum University of Arts in Salzburg and at the Konservatorium in Lima. I was performing as a dancer in New York, Germany and Austria when I decided to quit and change my path. Once the decision was made I gained experiences at Getty Images, including opening their Austrian dependency in Vienna as well as working for the pioneer cross media company Goldbach Media from Switzerland. Additionally I went to the School of Visual Arts in NYC and graduated with a masters degree in 2000. Curating exhibitions, photography, art and fashion however was always part of my life.
HOW DID YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?
I still have a long way to go!
HOW DO YOU SCOUT YOUR TALENTS?
Some of the talents contact me, some I seek through recommendations and others I observe in magazines.
FIRST IMPRESSION LAST, WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU LOOK AT?
WHAT IS IN YOUR MIND THE KEY TO SUCCESS?
Always be nice and fair to the people you work with. And be obsessed with what you want to do.
THE FUTURE PLAN OF SHOTVIEW?
I hope to keep on being so happy as I am these days!
WHAT ARE THE TRENDS IN FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE MOMENT?
Back to analog! And thinking conceptual.
WOULD YOU SAY YOU ARE FOLLOWING TRENDS OR CREATING YOUR OWN?
We try to create our own trends, but of course some clients ask us to follow the trends.
WHAT MAKES YOU SPECIAL?
Maybe my freckles? We always try to be authentic and to deliver the best results.
WHAT ABOUT AN INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION OF SHOTVIEW? ANYTHING YOU HAVE IN MIND?
ANY PERSONAL TIPS TO TALENT OUT THERE WHO LIKE TO MAKE IT INTO SHOTVIEW?
Find your own unique style, trust yourself, be unique and try as much you can!
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN YOUR ROSTER OF TALENTS, A DREAM PHOTOGRAPHER OR STYLIST?
I love all artists we represent at the moment.
WHERE WILL YOU CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN AND WHO WILL YOU DRESS LIKE?
We will celebrate in Berlin with our friends. I just bought a Halloween costume for my son.