Christopher Katke was born and raised in Southern California. He attended the renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where his love for fashion and photography was quickly manifested. Shortly after graduating, he moved to NYC and began working with legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz. This invaluable experience helped to confirm his desire to further his growth as a photographer, while fueling his ambition to create a name and brand for himself.
Following his work with Annie, Christopher chose to begin his own photography career, ultimately leading him to be the recipient of the Surface Magazine Avante Guardian Award in 2005. Upon receiving this award Christopher has gone on to collaborate with an impressive client list that includes, amongst others, brands such as Vouge, Elle, V Magazine, Vogue Nippon, Vogue Russia, Vanity Fair Italia, Calvin Klein, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Belvedere Vodka, and Nicole Miller.
Christopher continues to live and work in NYC.