Standa Merhout is an award-winning Czech fashion and beauty photographer. Standa started his career in 1997 as a photo assistant for HEARTS publishing house in Prague and assisting photographers at Pier 59 Studios in New York. In 2000, he signed a contract with Elle and after a decade of collaborating with the magazine, his work has also been featured in Harper's Bazaar Dubai, Harper's Bazaar Mexico, and Vogue Mexico.
In 2012, Standa moved to New York, where he is currently based. Standa's passion is beauty photography and he loves to combine editorial and advertising. He has shot campaigns for l'Oreal Paris, l'Oreal Portugal, l'Oreal Russia, l'Oreal Canada, Nike US, Adidas Europe, Avon, Society Generale, and YKK amongst others. He has worked with major advertising agencies around the world including recent collaborations with AKQA London, Havas NYC, Saatchi & Saatchi NYC, McCann Erickson Tokyo, Publicis Paris, and Y&R Lisbon.
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