Yves Kortum starts his higher education in photography in 1990. Quickly, he leaves school to become the main assistant of an important photographer who offered him the position. In 1993, he arrives in Paris and start to work for a renowned model agency. One year later, he realises his first cover for Elle magazine. In 1996, he starts working for Elite Vienna and takes care of the photographies and scouting in eastern Europe countries. In 2000, he settles in Luxembourg, his hometown, where he opens his studio. His current work is still linked with fashion and nude.