KT Auleta was introduced to fashion photography when she arrived in New York City to work at Interview magazine as an assistant art editor. Years later, she dropped her photo portfolio off at Self Service magazine and was assigned the 20-page story that became her first full fashion editorial. Around the same time she wrote her first script but Auleta’s photo career had already taken off—and so the film was put on the backburner.
Five years later, she returned to the project and the script became the short film, RUNAROUND (2009). She subsequently began to unite her two worlds and now is often directing as much as shooting stills. Her work has been published in two books by Taschen, Pucci, Visionairie and Tachen’s 100 Contemporary Fashion Contemporary Fashion Designers.
Her editorial work has appeared in: VOGUE ITALIA, VOGUE CHINA, i-D MAGAZINE, SELF SERVICE, V, VMAN, DAZED AND CONFUSED, ANOTHER, ANOTHERMAN, VOGUE US, VOGUE RUSSIA, VOGUE TURKEY, ELLE and NOWNESS.
Her advertising clients include: LOUIS VUITTON, CHLOE, SWAROVSKI, BERGDORF GOODMAN, H&M, PATRIK ERVELL, OPENING CEREMONY, UNIQLO, PHILLIP LIM and JASON WU.
KT’s portraits include: CHLOE SEVIGNY, ASHLEY OLSEN, DREE HEMMINGWAY, MICHELLE WILLIAMS, CHRISTINA RICCI, MARGHERITA MISSONI, SIENNA MILLER, BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD, BRADLEY COOPER, ANDY SAMBERG, LAUREN HUTTON, MARIA SHARAPOVA, ELIJAH WOOD, ELLEN PAGE, RINKO, JULIA RESTOIN ROITFELD, LEIGH LEZARK, SELMA BLAIR and LOU DOILLON.