Born in St Petersburg into an aristocratic family, Baron George Hoyningen-Huene became one of the great exponents of fashion photography of the 20's and 30's. Fleeing from the Russian Revolution, he moved first to London and then in 1920 to Paris where he made several contacts with the local art scene. he began to work as a fashion draftsman, publishing his work in the Harper's Bazzar and Fairchild's Magazine. By 1925, he became the chief photographer for the French Vogue. In 1935, he moved to New York and began working almost exclusively for Harper's Bazzaar. In 1943, he published two picture books, Hellas and Egypt and soon thereafter moved to Hollywood where he became active in the motion picture industry photographing celebrities.
Liselotte Watkins, born 1971, attended the Art Institute of Dallas and launched her career as an illustrator in New York. Her unique style garnered immediate attention and she landed the prestigious assignment to illustrate Barney’s make-up advertising every Sunday in The New York Times.
Today Liselotte works with many of the biggest clients. Her editorial clients include The New Yorker, Vogue, Elle, Bon and Tush. Among the the commercial clients, one finds H&M, Miu Miu, NK, Net-a-porter, Vagabond, KappAhl, MAC Cosmetics, Sephora, Anna Sui, and Rodebjer. Liselotte is also a highly sought-after set designer. Among her clients in that field are JC, Volvo, Marabou, NK, Bon, Elle, Rodebjer and TV4 .
Liselotte’s style is unmatchable, stunningly original. At the same time her strength is her never-ending restlessness. She never stays complacent, but ceaselessly refines and transforms her style.
Now she has also started accepting styling and props assignments, and has thereby advanced her visual language.
Liselotte was based in New York for five years, but today she works out of Milan and Stockholm. She has published two books, ”Watkin’s Heroine” and ”Watkin’s Box of Pin-ups”, which will soon be followed by ”Watkin’s No 1”.