Austrian photographer Emil Bilinski is a fashion and beauty photographer internationally recognised throughout Europe and Australia. His editorial work has featured in renowned publications, such as Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Playboy and frequently a judge on shows such as Top Model (Austria, Poland) and Supermodel.
How did you get into photography?
I’ve always loved art and photography, but originally I actually wanted to be a comic book artist – and as you can tell that dream didn’t quite work out! I worked in KunstHausWein Museum in Vienna for a while where I was able to help artists and photographers like Andreas Bitesnich – he’s a photographic genius and that really inspired me to travel and gain my own experience.
How would you define your style?
I think I would liken it to surrealist art but in the real world; I combine my pictures with graphics. I try to keep a balance between bare, natural beauty and striking aesthetics.
How does Rotolight enhance your time on set?
I love using my AEOS where I can; it offers beautiful and rich skin tones and I don’t have to spend ages testing the setup and making corrections – one time, I was able to get through 20 models in one day!