AKILA is a photographic duo formed by Alessandra Kila and Christoph Bolten.
Explorers of the metaphysical, theoretical and the fantastical - photographers Alessandra Kila and Christoph Bolten look to the natural world, scientific facts and fiction for inspiration and investigate the life of objects and their sculptural potential. Departing from their literal meaning the duo creates rich new juxtapositions both evocative and surreal which they translate into the emotional landscapes and dreamlike worlds of their photographs.
Alessandra Kila graduated from the University of Westminster with a Masters Degree in Photographic Studies.
Christoph Bolten trained as a photographer in Germany and before starting to work under the name AKILA, he assisted photographers such us Anton Corbijn, Uli Weber and Tim Simmons. Christoph also founded and runs post-production company Recom Farmhouse.