Ilka & Franz are a German/ Austrian photographer duo based in London. 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.
Tell us about your latest project
‘Bottomless Brunch takes us through the daily meals of an eccentric person – Breakfast Of Champions, Bottomless Brunch, Liquid Lunch, Afternoontini and TV Dinner.
The project basically started with its title. I thought it would be funny to do that shot where a model sits at a table to have brunch with no bottoms on. From there I developed the rest of the series. I wanted the model to never be fully visible while we walk through all her meals in a day. What she eats is a bit of a strange mix of hot breakfast and builders tea but then a liquid lunch and a posh “Afternoontini.” So without ever seeing much more of her than a hand, legs or her bum, one assumes her to be an eccentric person.
I teamed up with set designer Gemma Therese Pearce and from there the project developed. Bottomless Brunch has been a “solo project” for me as I normally work as part of a duo, Ilka & Franz.’
Photography: Ilka Noggler
Post-Production: Ilka & Franz
Talent: Regiane Almeida
Set Design: Gemma Therese Pearse
Food Styling: Loic Parisot
Styling: Joanne M Kennedy
Hair: Eiji Sato
Make-Up: Jo Lorrimer
Nails: Naima Coleman