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Christian Kettiger : Guy Bourdin's disciple
Christian Kettiger
Guy Bourdin's disciple
Hassel B., May 12, 2008
Christian Kettiger
Christian Kettiger
 
Photographic journey

Christian Kettiger became attracted to photography after discovering Guy Bourdin in Zoom Magazine. He studied photography at the Photographic Art School of Vevey, Switzerland and then worked as an assistant. He has worked for the French Marie-Claire and the French edition of Elle. Today his major clients are “Ligne Roset” and cosmetics “La Roche Posay”. The Swiss photographer Christian Kettiger started out as so many do with a camera when he was young. A friend taught him how to develop and print and so his hobby began in earnest. With his portraits under his arm he entered the École d'Artes Graphiques in Vevey, Switzerland at the early age of seventeen. There were a few artistic subjects on the agenda but photography drew all his attention. Out of college he was fortunate enough to meet Christian Coigny, based in Switzerland. After a year as his assistant, Paris beckoned and so with encouragement from his mentor off he went. There he met up with the fashion photographer Steve Hiett and became his assistant for a while. But the time came to make the inevitable break and it was the French edition Marie-Claire that took his first images in 1986. This was followed by Italian, British and Spanish versions of Marie-Claire, then by Vogue Bellezza, and that was his career established...

Christian Kettiger
Christian Kettiger
 
Christian Kettiger
Christian Kettiger
 
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