Born 1969 in Luxembourg, lives and works in Luxembourg and Paris
Kortum began his photography educa-tion 1990 in Brussels but soon left school to work as the assistant of a famous photo-grapher who fostered his exceptional talent. In 1993, Kortum started to work for Elite modeling agency in Paris with Stephane Pescimoro, Gerald Marie, and John Casablancas. 1994 he published his first Elle cover. In 1996 he went to Elite Vienna and traveled East Europe scouting new models. In 2000 he settled again in Luxembourg to open his own studio. He has since been working internationally, specialising in hair photo shoots for a range of big brands. In 2010 he started with a new studio in Paris and further develops work for L'Oréal, Redken, Toni&Guy, Schwarzkopf, Wella, Davine, Jitrois, but also for media outlets such as RTL. Inspired by movies, especially the film noir, developed a distinct style that inspires his independent work with nudes and fashion.