Ilka & Franz

Ilka & Franz are a German/ Austrian photographer duo based in London (UK). Their work blurs the lines between portraiture and still life and is often humorous with an unexpected twist. While their unmistakable use of colour is vibrant and bold, their conceptual undertones are often subtle and of child-like naivety. Ilka & Franz draw their inspiration from pop culture, kitsch and surrealism as they put a playful spin on the ordinary. The duo work on editorial and commercial commissions in the UK and abroad.


Avon, Adidas, Deutsche Bank, Esprit, Graze, Halifax, KaDeWe, Nivea, Passport Scotch Brazil, Ralph Lauren, SanDisk, SurveyMonkey, Wembley Park


Adam & Eve DDB, Bandstand, The Corner, Eleven Inc, FCB Inferno, JWT, Kvell, Lost Boys, Mr President, Publicis NA, Thjnk, Visumate.


International Photography Awards (IPA) 2018 - Honourable Mention
Production Paradise Spotlight Awards 2018 - Shortlist
Prix de la Photographie (PX3) 2018 - Bronze
Moscow International Foto Awards 2018 - 2nd Place
2017 Tokyo International Foto Awards - Silver & Honourable Mention
One Eyeland Awards 2017 - Silver
GoSee Awards 2017 - Finalist
PDN The Look 2017 - First Place
Prix de la Photographie (PX3) 2017 - Honourable Mention
Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 2017 - Winner
2017 PDN Objects of Desire - Winner
One Eyeland Awards 2016 - Finalist
One Life Awards 2016 - First Place
PDN Faces 2016 - First Prize
GoSee Awards 2016 - Finalist
One Eyeland Awards 2015 - Finalist


A Process 2.0 - Krakow Photomonth Festival - Group Exhibition (2016)
JWT London - Group Exhibition (2015)
Art for Life - Group Exhibition (2015)
Art against Knives (ongoing)