At just 13 , Slovakian born, Katarina Benzova would leave home on an international modeling contract, sending her to live in all of the major fashion cities around the globe. It was through her extensive travels during her career as a fashion model that her ambitions finally outgrew the runway, prompting a deeper need to rediscover both herself and the rest of the world from the other side of the lens.And it'd be through the lens that she'd grab the attention of none other than the iconic Guns n' Roses front-man, Axl Rose. Axl was so moved by the photos that Kat took of the band at a show in Vienna, that he immediately hired her as the bands exclusive photographer. She continues to tour with Gn'R as their tour photographer. She has quickly become one of the most in demand rock photographers and has shot and worked with other legendary bands like The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Kiss, Motley Crue, ZZ Top, Courtney Love,Def Leppard, The Cult, Thin Lizzy,Van Halen, to name a few.
Kat's work can be found in publications such as: Rolling Stone Magazine, Vogue, Classic Rock Magazine, SPIN, NME, LA Times, etc
About the Photo
Richard Fortus, guitarist of Guns N' Roses taking an evening walk on wild coast of Dunedin, New Zealand after a concert with band The Dead Daisies.