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Tanya Chalkin is a celebrity portrait photographer and image maker based in London.
Tanya’s love of photography began at a very early age when she travelled the world with her parents, snapping the exciting cultures & locations they found themselves in. With her passion fuelled, she went on to study a Foundation Course at Chelsea College Of Art and Design and gain her BA (Hons) in Photography at The London College Of Printing.
She has shot major fashion and editorial portraits for publications such as Dazed & Confused, British Esquire, The Face, Arena Hommes Plus, Attitude, FHM Collections, FHM, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, The Evening Standard and The Independent.
Tanya’s unique eye for shooting portrait photography has given her the opportunity to photograph such talent as Jamie Dornan, Professor Green, Katherine Jenkins, Diane Von Furstenberg, Isabella Blow. Mary Portas, Jamie Cullum, Suzy Menkes, Nadav Kander, Rory Mcilroy, Tomas Berdych, Tom Aikens, Darcey Bussell, Dawn French.
Her commercial Clients include PETA , Triumph Motorcycles, Universal Music, Warner Records, Universal Pictures, BBC, Telecoms giant ZTE, LOCOG (London 2012 Olympic Games).
As well as her editorial work, Tanya is also a creator of many top selling photographic merchandising images. Her image KISS is an iconic, global, top selling poster and several of her London-scape images were selected by LOCOG as official merchandising posters for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Tanya lives in London where she can be found daily in the city’s parks & hills walking her dog Romeo.
Tanya Chalkin studied at The Chelsea College of Art and Design and continued her education at The London College Of Printing (now known as The London College Of Communication) where she received a BA (Hons) Photography Degree. She quickly established herself as an exciting young photographer shooting for a number of publications including the music magazines MixMag and Ministry Magazine.
Tanya’s flare for fashion and portraits became apparent when she started shooting main features for the likes of Arena Hommes Plus, Dazed & Confused, Esquire, FHM Collections, Attitude, and many national newspapers including, The Guardian Weekend magazine and The Evening Standard (London).
She has also appeared on a selection of television programmes including Channel 4’s Model Behaviour. As well as becoming a well respected fashion / portrait photographer, Tanya started working on her own images and is the author of the internationally acclaimed and global best selling poster, ‘Kiss’. ‘Kiss’ is now considered to be an iconic image and has attracted the attention of a major Hollywood based production team who are developing a movie inspired by ‘Kiss’. Her images are also often used for set dressing in both film and television productions including a new Universal Pictures film currently in production.
Following on from the success of Kiss, Tanya has developed an ever growing worldwide fan base and now has other hugely successful posters in the global market place – Sleeping Beauties, Sirens, Born To Ride, Sixty Nine, Boy and L’Homme as well as best selling calendars for 2006 and 2007 and 2008. Triumph Motorcycles commissioned Tanya to shoot a 2008 calendar which has become hugely successful and globally recognised. Exciting New posters released for 2009 include Secret Kiss, Bottom, Red Hot, Beauty, Girls and HOT LIPS.
Tanya recently shot a ‘Fur Is A Drag’ campaign for the organisation PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), as she is strongly opposed to cruelty to animals.
Tanya’s creative flare was also noticed by the producers of Viva La Diva, the highly acclaimed all singing all dancing production staring the two internationally acclaimed stars, Darcey Bussell and Katherine Jenkins, who asked her to photograph the production.
Most recently, Tanya has been working in the music industry photographing a number of high profile acts (see below), including Faryl Smith’s debut album (“Faryl”) for Universal Music and Patrizio Buanne’s album (“Patrizio”) for Warner Records.
Tanya continues to work on a fabulous coffee table book that she aims to publish and release in the near future. Images will include many of her poster images and portraits which will coincide with a gallery exhibition in Los Angeles, New York and London. Tanya will also be showing work in a group show, in Monaco, early 2010.
The long-awaited Tanya Chalkin 2010 SECRETS calendar (published through Danilo) is now available and encompasses an exciting array of beautiful images.
Talent – Jamie Cullum (Jazz Musician), Glen Johnson (England Football squad), Dawn French (Comedian / Actress / Writer), Katherine Jenkins (Opera Crossover singer ), Darcey Bussell (Prima Ballerina), Faryl Smith (Mezzo-Soprano), Patrizio Buanne (crooner), James Rousseau (Model / Musician), Jamie Dornan (Model / Actor), Heather Small (M People / Singer), Leo Gregory (actor), Jodie harsh (DJ / Entertainer), Carl Cox (DJ), Diane Von Furstenberg (Fashion Designer), Isabella Blow (International Style icon).
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