Cyril Helnwein has been taking photos since he was 10 years old, having started out with a Yashica half-frame camera that allowed 2 photos per film frame.
Since then his work has been shown at various galleries worldwide and featured in a wide range of online and print publications, including a recent article in the UK alternative lifestyle magazine Bizzare.
He has lived and worked in Austria, Germany, England, Scotland and the USA, eventually settling in Ireland in 1997.
His implausible photographs are famously free from digital manipulation – Helnwein prefers to use traditional photography tools such as lighting, movement and timing.
He is married to Irish actress/model Kojii and together they have three children.