A day in the life: Ilka & Franz

Ilka &. Franz creative photoshoot
(Image credit: Ilka & Franz)

Ilka & Franz describe themselves as a "photo and director duo, who happen to be partners in work and life". They are known for their daring, bright and characterful photography, which adds humour to still life, portraiture, film and animation. 

Clients include Cadbury, Adidas, Google and Vodafone, they have shot for magazines such as Cosmopolitan, New Scientist, Der Spiegel and Wired, and have won numerous awards along the way. We caught up with them to find out about their daily routine, why they love pushing boundaries, why big brands are "often not the funnest", and how every project is a dance.

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.