Radka Leitmeritz, is from Prague - Czech Republic, she lives in Los Angeles and work between New York, Paris and Los Angeles.
After studies at the Fachhochschule für Fotografie Dortmund (University of Applied Sciences and Arts) –René, and FAMU (Film School of Academy of Performing Arts Prague) – Radka, both photographers moved to Paris where they met and worked together since..
Besides collaborating with international editions of fashion magazines and advertising clients, René and Radka extend their work on the art scene with the 1st. solo exibition “Moonage daydream” 2006 in Berlin followed by “Comme and play with us” 2007, “Under Water”2009 in Paris and more.
Rene & Radka moved in 2013 to Los Angeles to start a new adventure in their career. Their love for cinema and Americana, always a major inspiration for R&R’s photography, inspired them to work more and more with actors and in the entertainment industry.
Both artists as well currently proceed work on new art series with children for an upcoming exhibition expected in 2017.
TV- chanel ARTE realized 2009 a documentary about their work “L´art et la maniere”.
Rene & Radkas fashion and portrait photography has appeared in magazines such as T-Magazine, Wallpaper, W, Vanity Fair, Variety, Wall Street Journal, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Japan, Numero China, Marie Claire, In Style, French, Citizen K, Milk, New York Magazine, Beaux Art Magazine, Le Monde 2, and they have shot campaigns for clients such as Kenzo, Adidas with David Beckham, Absolute Vodka, Elisabeth Arden, Garnier, John Lewis, Aston Martin and Van Cleef & Arpels. Their portraits includes names such as Nicole Kidman ,Isabelle Huppert, Donald Sutherland, Emma Thompson, Kirsten Dunst, Rita Ora to name just few.
Sept-Nov 2012 “Dreams and shadows” National Gallery Bratislava
July-Sept 2012 “Au dessus des vents” Bon Marché Paris
Mai-Oct 2010 “Dreams and shadows” Maison de la Photographie, Toulon France
June-Aug 2009 “Dreams and shadows” Museo Nationale Alinari della fotografia Firenze
Feb 2009 “ Under water” Galerie Philippe Chaume, Paris
Sept 2009 “ Under water at Swarovski” Paris
Dec 2009 “ Under water” Mind & Alu, New York
Sept 2007 “ Come and play with us!” Galerie Philippe Chaume, Paris
Oct 2006 “ Moonage Daydream” Viaux Gallery, Berlin
Nov 2012 Vitra + Image Magazine at Paris Photo
June 2009 “I don´t know what kind of girl I am” curated by Jody
Quon,New york Photo Festival, New York
Dec 2008 “Alice aux reflets arturiens” Neuilly sur Seine
Sept 2006 “PH Print Exhibition”, Galerie Philippe Chaume, Paris
Mars 2006 “Prague Fashion Photo”, Manes Gallery, Prague Czech Republic
Mai 1998 “Projection Nocturne”, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris