Emil Bilinski

For Black & White Fine Art printing I use either ILFORD Galerie Gold Fibre Gloss or Galerie Gold Fibre Silk 310GSM. The quality of these two papers are astonishing, with a classic analog feel that reminds me of my darkroom days.

For my Beauty and Hair images I print on ILFORD Galerie Metallic Gloss that gives my surrealistic images a nice vibrant metallic look.

On set and for quick review purposes and contact sheets I mostly use ILFORD Galerie Lustre Paper but I’m looking forward to use it for exhibitions too.

Emil Bilinski was born in 1978, grew up, studied and gained his first experience in Vienna, Austria. He graduated business school, studied photography and visual communication design at the Graphische Bundes Lehr-und Versuchsanstalt Wien.

Meanwhile, he worked for Friedensreich Hunderwasser – KunstHausWien Museum, where he got his biggest influence in Art, working  with  exihibiting Artists, Painters and Photographers and also presenting his first own Exhibition.

His career  started  as an event, wedding, child and boudoir photographer, where he also learnt an important skill – how to work and collaborate with people. With all his savings he created a stylish and unique portfolio.

In 2002 after a military service he went with his portfolio to magazines and agencies around Europe where he was immediately and willingly accepted by different publishers and creative directors, what changed his world and gave him the opportunity to work in a commercial industry for the first time.

Starting with his first nutrition, health, beauty and fashion editorials, moving on with hairdressing competitions and then finally to hair, beauty and fashion commercials. Bilinski describes his style as a creation of surrealism in a real world by combining photography with graphics,

Perceiving the human being in an objective way, showing the real esthetics in the bare beauty and creating artificial pictures. Moreover, he is deep into music, drawing and in 2014 he started directing short films. In 2016 he created “SHOT IN 120 sec.” a Youtube teaching channel for photographers and video makers.

Currently, working on his books ‘Perception’ and  ‘Addicted to Beauty’.

Apart from being an ILFORD Master, Emil also represents the following brands:

Rotolight Masters of Light
X-Rite Coloratti
Panasonic Ambassador


Harpers Bazaar, ELLE, Playboy, Exclusive, Photo Magazine, Hot Moda & Shopping, JOY, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Moda & Style, Active Beauty, Sunday Times Perph, Wiener, Wienerin, Matador, Confashion, Schön Magazine, Eks Magazine, Diva, News, Miss, Seitenblicke, 1st Magazine, Woman, Pangea, Estetica, Equal Fashion Magazine


Braun, Samsung, Silhouette, L’Oreal, Schwarzkopf, Noble Health, Phottix, Avon, Wella, Orange, T-Mobile, Ogilvy, Grey Group, BBDO, Exakt Vodka, Atlatnic, Universal Music, Mohito, Hermes, Google, Tchibo, Timotei, Kolastyna, Sebastian Professional, Babicz & Babicz, Alternative Hair, Michael Angelo, Carlo Rossi, Sopot, Rossmann, Mediamarkt, Canal Plus, Bunny White, Trash, Deni Cler, Natasha Pavluczenko, Tomaotomo, dm Drogeriemarkt, Jello Shoecompany.

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