Lionel Koretzky is a still life photographer born and raised in France, outside Paris. He grew up drawing, modeling and sculpting. He got his first camera for his 8th birthday and
started building books, shooting his toys and friends. He navigated towards racing
karts and later cars but eventually went back to photography.
A week before starting art school, he met still life photographer Jean Jacques Liegeois
and became his first assistant, discovering a world of expression that until then was untapped. Lionel went on to assist several other still life photographers before moving to New York in early 00’s. He became Nathaniel Goldberg’s first assistant, traveling the world and experiencing real creative freedom, lighting larger spaces, and using daylight. He developed a love for location pictures, using available light as well as architectural pieces and environments, something he eventually brought into his studio work. He strives to make still life photography an organic, less rigid technical experience. His work has been featured in magazines including Italian Vogue, Numero, V, V Man, GQ and M-Le Monde. He counts prestigious brands such as Hermes, The Row, Cartier, Zegna, JM Weston and Louis Vuitton amongst his loyal clients.
Lionel currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two young boys, dividing his time
between the US and Europe. He still has a strong passion for fast cars and racing, taking
every opportunity to scare anyone who might want to ride along.