Kirk Edwards was born in Hampton Iowa in 1978. Raised there, he attended the University of Iowa, graduating with a degree in Business. Leaving his life to chance, he moved to Gotham and began assisting commercial adventure photographer Jorg Badura. He took to the medium, quickly learning the craft, skill and quirks of the business.
Earning a reputation of a man of hard work and talent, he moved on to assistant fashion maven Steven Klein, where he honed an innovative knowledge of lighting and large size, traditional cameras. Eventually Kirk went on to assist Mark Seliger, infusing his skill of lighting with Seliger's unique gift for personal portraiture. After striking out on his own, Kirk received the honor of being named one of American Photo's 10 Best Young Photographers in America.
In addition to shooting international fashion and commercial work, Kirk continues working on personal projects. Combining his skill of lighting with his elegant eye for detail, Kirk continues to explore the world of environmental portraiture. With his fashion background and his genuine respect of his subject, Kirk unveils the beauty and the essence of the environment while capturing the raw emotion and integrity of his subject.
2010 PDN Photo Annual Winner, Corporate Design/Photo Projects
2010 PDN Photo Annual Winner, Website
2010 PDN Faces Competition Winner
2011 PDN Photo Annual Winner, Corporate Design