Resume

Laurie Kratochvil Resume PDF (click here)

61 Jane Street #15G
New York, NY 10014
212 627-4484
lkratochvil@verizon.net

Staff Positions

InStyle Magazine, New York, NY
Director of Photography, 1994-2005
Founding Director of Photography for start-up celebrity lifestyle and fashion magazine published by Time Inc. Responsible for creating photographic style and direction of magazine; developed relationships with top-tier photographers in a diverse range of specialties including portraiture, fashion, beauty, architecture, food and still life; developed relationships with contributing stylists, hair, make-up, producers, casting, locations, etc.; established, maintained and functioned as department head for seven-person photo department; developed all systems and policies for photo department; served as an integral part of the magazine’s creative planning team including originating story ideas, portfolio features, cover concepts and book excerpts; worked closely with Time Inc. departments including publicity, promotion, marketing, circulation and advertising on specific projects; oversaw visual direction of InStyle Special Editions and books, including WEDDINGS, HOME, THE LOOK, MAKEOVER and ELEMENTS OF STYLE; contributed to start-up of eight international InStyle editions; represented InStyle at industry events including ASME seminars, ICP President’s Council, panel discussions, workshops and lectures.
Rolling Stone Magazine, New York, NY
Director of Photography, 1982-1994
Director of Photography responsible for the initiation and execution of all photography for a biweekly popular culture magazine. Conceived and produced original photo essays and general editorial pieces on a regular basis. Functioned as part of the creative planning team responsible for all phases of editorial, including special and theme issues. Advised sister publications, MEN’S JOURNAL and US magazine, on cover and feature photography. Consulted on ancillary projects, including books, television programs, promotion, marketing and advertising.
Calfornia / New West Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Picture Editor
Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA
Photo Archivist

 

Consulting

Film Directors/Screenwriters
Visual Concepts
Good Housekeeping Magazine, Hearst Publications, New York, NY
Visual Consulting
Digital weekly magazines, Nomad Editions, New York, NY
Director of Photography
Purpose Driven Magazine Readers Digest Special Editions, New York, NY
Director of Photography
Mens Health, Rodale, New York, NY
Director of Photography
Was hired to oversee and refine cover imagery with an eye toward boosting newsstand sales which occured during my tenure. Also hired and supervised a department of five, worked with agents, producers and stylists and introduced a new roster of high-profile photographers to the magazine.
Modern Maturity, AARP, Washington, DC
Consulting Photo Editor (Special Project)
Think Magazine, ibm, New York, NY
Photo Editor
Inspired Magazine, Milton Glaser Associates, New York, NY
Photo Editor
Mirabella Magazine, News America, New York, NY
Consulting Photo Editor
Self Magazine, Conde Nast, New York, NY
Consulting Photo Editor
Wenner Media, New York, NY
Conceived ideas for books and edited photography for projects, including ROLLING STONE: THE PHOTOGRAPHS and THE ROLLING STONE BOOK OF COMEDY
KIII Publications, New York, NY
Consulted with art director for SEVENTEEN magazine on monthly photo assignments and development of new talent
Parade Magazine, New York, NY
Consulted with art director and editors on photo assignments for a weekly newspaper supplement that reaches 40 million readers
Warner Brothers Pictures, Burbank, CA
Researched projects for screenwriters

 

Awards 

National Magazine Award For Excellence In Photography

National Magazine Award Nomination For Photography

Communication Arts Citations

New York Art Directors Club

Society Of Publication Design Gold And Silver Awards

Photo Magazine Design Gold Photo Award

Graphis Photo Annual

American Photography Annual

Aiga Print Annual

 

Books

What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been, Friendly Press, 1987

Rolling Stone: The Photographs, Simon and Shuster, 1989

The Rolling Stone Comedy Book, Little Brown, 1991

Africa – Herb Ritts, Little Brown, 1994

Cyclops – Albert Watson, Callaway / Bullfinch, 1994

Elements Of Style – Phillip Bloch, Warner Books, 1998

Cuba, Picturing Change – E.Wright Ledbetter, University of New Mexico Press, 2002

Finding Grace, Lynn Blodgett, Palace Press 2007

Mil Besos, Ruven Afanador, Rizzoli 2009

Las Vegas – Strip Search, Albert Watson, Blackwell /Chronicle Publishing 2010

Pearls – Tears Of The Sea, Barbara Luisi, Bohlau Verlag: Vienna 2011

Clive Davis – Soundtrack Of My Life, Simon and Schuster 2013

Identitie Now, Peter Halpert, 2014

Angel Gitane, Ruven Afanador, Rizzoli, Fall 2014

 

Curated Exhibits 

Rolling Stone: The Photographs, A Travelling Exhibition in the US and Canada, November 1989-April 1991

Perpignan ’92: Visa Pour L’image, France, September 1992

25 Years Of Photography At Rolling Stone, Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego, CA, June-September 1993

Perpignan ’93: Visa Pour L’image, France, September 1993

Perpignan ’94: Visa Pour L’image, France, September 1994

InStyle 5th Anniversary, A Travelling Exhibition in the US, 1999-2000

 

Professional Affiliations 

American Society Of Magazine Editors

American Society Of Media Photographers

Women In Communications

Photographers+Friends United Against Aids

International Center For Photography, President’s Council

 

Current Teaching

International Center For Photography, New York, NY

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Santa Fe, NM

 

Additional information or recommendations will be furnished upon request