The Laboratory Arts Collective

Anne Menke


Photogrpaher Anne Menke occupies the unique realm where high fashion meets bohemian travel and a free spirit. Her editorial work (for magazines including W, Sports Illustrated, Esquire, Vogue) exudes a sense of glamour often amidst a backdrop of far flung, exotic locales. Menke has photographed couture on the mountains of Peru and beauty contests on the plains of Mongolia.

Her eye for the authentic - somehow she's an insider wherever she goes- has informed her campaigns for clients including Tommy Hilfiger, Nine West, Keds, Clarins, L'Oreal, Aveda, Nike, Ralph Lauren to name a few.

Menke was born in Germany and has lived and worked in London, Paris, and New York City. Currently she splits her time between New York City and Sayulita, Mexico where she surfs and chartered a green school, The Costa Verde International school project. Mexico is also the perfect base for her frequent photography excursions.

In 2001 Menke published a photography book "Our New York" in conjunction with Tommy Hilfiger. Her second book was published in 2012 titled 'See the world Beautiful' and is about her personal work from the last 15 years.

By Julia Chapman

Anne Menke shot the cover of DESIRE magazine and a delicious spread of images especially for the issue.