December 15, 1975 |
Mariano Vivanco (born 1975) is a Peruvian fashion photographer. Vivanco regularly shoots for many internationally recognized magazines, including covers for Dazed & Confused, Muse Magazine, Vogue Hommes Nippon, Numéro, Numéro Homme, i-D, Hercules, Electric Youth, Details, GQ Italy, GQ Spain, Man About Town, Wonderland, Allure, Elle, as well as the American, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Japanese and Greek editions of Vogue.
Often in black and white, his portraits, nudes, and editorial work (in both mens and womenswear) apply the principles of pure photography; using simply light and shade, Vivanco renders visible the natural spirit of the sitter. These subjects have included actors, athletes, singers and stars Lady Gaga, Emma Watson, Ricky Martin, Lionel Messi, Eva Mendes, Miranda Kerr, Helena Christensen, Chloë Sevigny, Dita von Teese, Cillian Murphy, Jamie Bell, Rupert Friend, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Donatella Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Sir Paul Smith, Frida Giannini, Christiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Dizzee Rascal, and Michael C. Hall.
Currently the National Portrait Gallery, London displays three of his works: a portrait of a young Lily Cole, model, one of stylist (and frequent collaborator with Vivanco) Nicola Formichetti, and finally one of choreographer Rafael Bonachela, (commissioned for i-D Magazine in 2004).
Vivanco is also seasoned in the medium of film. He began with experimental videos having his models mime to his favorite songs. These soon translated into spots for Dolce & Gabbana, Cesare Paciotti and Pull and Bear. He created a video piece for the Thierry Mugler menswear show in January 2011 featuring Rick Genest, known as "Zombie Boy".
He subsequently moved to London in the year 2000. Vivanco got his start in the industry by making model portfolios, something he later turned into a book project, Ninety-five Chapel Market. Within a few years, Vivanco was regularly shooting for magazines around the globe.
Mariano Vivanco got his start in the fashion industry by shooting portraits of models in London. After numerous shots and gaining notice in the London fashion scene, he began to work more often for the magazine Dazed & Confused. In 2001, while working for Dazed & Confused, Vivanco met stylist Nicola Formichetti with whom he worked in shooting shoot several covers for the highly-esteemed British magazine.
Vivanco has also published seven books for the Dolce & Gabbana label: Calcio (2003), which was the first book of its kind to capture the emergence of the soccer superstar, Milan (2004), Nationale (2006) and Milan Family. In 2006, he was also asked to shoot the French rugby team for the Dieux Du Stade Calendar for 2007, the David Gandy (2008) print calendar for Dolce & Gabbana, and Ninety Five Chapel Market (2008). The 2011 publication called "Uomini" has received international recognition. "David Gandy by Dolce and Gabbana" (a 2011 publication) reveals an intimate portrait of male model David Gandy's career and his close relationship with the fashion house Dolce & Gabbana (June 2011).
In 2007, Vivanco held his debut solo exhibition at the Print Space Gallery in east London, supported by Dazed & Confused. Here, he exhibited two innovative editorial stories produced for Dazed entitled Cult and Artist. His second exhibition followed quickly, this time in Milan's Gold Restaurant. Here, he exhibited his images of the model David Gandy for Dolce & Gabbana's 2008 calendar, which fused the classical ideal of Michelangelo's David with modern ideals of masculinity.
Later, in 2008, Vivanco published Ninety Five Chapel Market. A retrospective look at his first years in London, documenting the likes of Sienna Miller, David Gandy and Lily Cole to name a few, at the start of their careers. The collection, named after his first London address, not only culled those early images and previewed the graphic style that would ultimately become his signature.
In the fall of 2011, Vivanco photographed Emma Watson for i-D magazine No.314. He shot model David Gandy for the Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 11/12 Eyewear Campaign as well as the cover and fashion editorial photoshoot for Attitude. Vivanco also photographed Rick Genest for the Thierry Mugler French fashion house revival in 2011. Vivanco, teamed with Nicola Formichetti and Lady Gaga produced a viral video titled "Anatomy of Change," featuring a remix of Lady Gaga's song "Scheiße." Later that year, Vivanco shot the pop chart-topping and fashion icon Lady Gaga for the British i-D magazine's Exhibitionist Issue, featuring clothing from the Thierry Mugler fashion house.
- "List of Clients".
- "Editorial Work".
- "Portrait Work".
- "El Comercio".
- "El Comercio Interview". El Comercio.
- "El Comercio Interview". El Comercio.
- Huffington Post | Mariano Vivanco: Photographer
- Oh La La Mag | Mariano Vivanco Book Project
- "Mariano Vivanco Books".
- "Uomini". Dolce & Gabanna.
- Dolce & Gabbana website | David Gandy Book
- "David Gandy by Mariano Vivanco".
- Details | Ninety-Five Chapel Market by Mariano Vivanco
- The Fashionisto | David Gandy by Mariano Vivanco for Attitude
- "Anatomy of Change".
- "Lady Gaga". i-D Exhibitionist Issue.
- Official Website
- "Mariano Vivanco: A Portrait Of An Imagemaker by Lope Navo"
- Exclusive Interview At Bloginity
- La Lettre De La Photographie Interview
- Models.com Interview
- Seelikeme.com Interview
- Stylelist.com Interview
- Ftape.com Daphne Groeneveld Muse Cover
- Fashiongonerogue.com Daphne Groeneveld Muse Shoot
- Karlismyunkle.com Lana Del Rey GQ Uk Cover