“The soul is my technique, and the belly is my best adviser. It's all about emotions.”
Photo artist Kiki Kausch lives in Berlin. Berlin is pure, undisguised, direct. Kiki Kausch works in the same way: situative, unexpectedly, fast. This way she has also photographed numerous Hollywood stars in Berlin. Three Minutes With ... is the name of the series in which she always gave herself and the protagonists precisely three minutes for the shooting to capture the first impression, for which there is no second chance.
Three minutes with: Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Kevin Costner, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Douglas, Renée Zellweger, Ashton Kutcher, Ben Stiller, Patrick Dempsey, Alan Rickman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Leonardo DiCaprio, Benedict Cumberbatch, Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg and other actors.
Also, Kiki Kausch has portrayed politicians like German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She is especially engaged in the subject of female power. In 2012 she was the first to photograph a female crew in the cockpit of an A 380 Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Singapore. Even until today, and rather typically, the two female pilots are believed to be models sitting in a simulator.
Like Female Cockpit from 2012 many of her works are large-format triptychs. In classic three acts, the photographer tells emotional stories. That is also the case in her first work from 2005, which shows the recently deceased fashion designer and artist Karl Lagerfeld at a photo shoot in New York. One year later, the renowned C/O Berlin Gallery showed Kiki's work in the context of a Lagerfeld exhibition, the beginning of her career. Numerous solo and group exhibitions followed in galleries and museums from Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich to Dubai, New York and Shanghai. Collectors all over the world have purchased photography by Kiki Kausch. She is one of the highest paid international female photoartists. Editions are limited to 3 to 5 works.
Monika Gruetters, member of the German Government and State Minister for Cultural Affairs, described Kiki Kausch’s work as “eclectic and exceptional”, media rated her Hollywood series Three Minutes With… “legendary