Raphael Mazzucco

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Raphael Mazzucco or Rafael Mazzucco is a Canadian fashion, art and music photographer.[1] His photographs have appeared on the cover of three Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues in a four year span, including the 2006, 2008 and 2009 main cover images.[2][3] as well as the books: Sports Illustrated: Exposure (2006, Time, Incorporated Home Entertainment)[4] and A Second Decade of Guess Images: 1991-2001.[5] He was also commissioned to shoot Victoria's Secret's coffee table book.[6]

He is known for starting his photo sessions with very tight shots from up-close to his subjects faces.[7] He is also well known for his Guess campaigns.[1] He photographed Megan Ewing twice a year when she was a Guess Girl.[8]

External images
Mazzucco's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover of Veronica Vařeková, Elle Macpherson, Rebecca Romijn, Rachel Hunter, Daniela Pestova, Elsa Benitez, Carolyn Murphy, and Yamila Diaz from February 17, 2006
Mazzucco's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover of Marisa Miller from February 15, 2008
Mazzucco's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover of Bar Refaeli from February 13, 2009

His career started with work for Calvin Klein and as a music photographer. He then lived in Milan, Italy for three years while continuing photography but emphasizing more fashion than music.[1] He is a native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada who is currently based in New York City[9][10] and has a home is in Montauk, New York.[1]

In 2011 he played himself in the August 28 Season 8 episode entitled "The Big Bang" (Episode 94 of the series) of Entourage where the series main character Vincent Chase was being shot for the cover of a magazine.[11] The scene features a coffee table book by Sean Combs and Jimmy Iovine called Culo.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Darnel, Marisa. "Raphael Mazzucco". Artist Interviews. Archived from the original on 2008-04-21. Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  2. ^ "The Swimsuit Issue Gets Hotter". SI Cover Search. Time Inc. 2005-02-15. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
    "All-Star SI Cover Model Beach Party". SI Cover Search. Time Inc. 2006-02-17. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
    "Beyonce: The Dreamgirl As You've Never Seen Her". SI Cover Search. Time Inc. 2007-02-15. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
    "Barely Bikinis". SI Cover Search. Time Inc. 2008-02-15. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  3. ^ "Bikinis or Nothing". SI Cover Search. Time Inc. 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  4. ^ "Sports Illustrated: Exposure". Barnesandnoble.com llc. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  5. ^ "A Second Decade of Guess Images: 1991-2001". Barnesandnoble.com llc. Retrieved 2008-03-22.  (ISBN 9780963672810, 2003, Gingko Press, Incorporated)
  6. ^ "Victoria's Secret Sexy Three Volumes St. Tropez, Sardinia, Tulum". Amazon.com, Inc. 2005. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
    "Sexy, Vol Iii: Sardinia, St. Tropez, Tulum". Amazon.com, Inc. 2005. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  7. ^ Bean, Eric; Bidner, Jenni (2004). Complete Guide for Models: Inside Advice from Industry Pros for Fashion Modeling. Lark Books. p. 161. ISBN 1-57990-576-5. 
  8. ^ "A Second Decade of Guess Images: 1991-2001". Barnesandnoble.com llc. Retrieved 2008-03-22.  (ISBN 9780963672810, 2003, Gingko Press, Incorporated)
  9. ^ "Swimsuit Photographers". CNN/Sports Illustrated. 2006. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  10. ^ "Bio". Retrieved 2008-03-21. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Entourage: Season 8: 94: The Big Bang". HBO. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  12. ^ Adams, Cindy (2011-08-27). "Backside story". New York Post. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  13. ^ "Culo official site". Retrieved 2011-10-12. 

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