Mario Sorrenti

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Mario Sorrenti
Mario Sorrenti Pirelli Calendar Launch 2012.JPG
Sorrenti at the 2012 Pirelli Calendar launch
Born (1971-10-24) October 24, 1971 (age 49)
Naples, Italy
Notable work
Obession by Kate Moss
RelativesDavide Sorrenti (brother)

Mario Sorrenti (born 24 October 1971) is an Italian-American photographer and director best known for his spreads of nude models in the pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.[1]

Early life[edit]

Sorrenti was born in Naples, Italy, and moved to New York City at the age of ten where he is still based. He is the son of New York-based creative director, fashion photographer in the 90s Francesca Sorrenti. He is the older brother of fashion photographer Davide Sorrenti, who died from a heroin overdose in February 1997.


Sorrenti has had exhibitions in London (Victoria and Albert Museum), Paris, Monaco and New York City (Museum of Modern Art). He has undertaken campaigns and directed commercials for Calvin Klein, and has shot Kate Moss for the Calvin Klein Obsession ads. Sorrenti met Moss whilst working on an early 'Levis for Girls' campaign for The Design Corporation and Levi's. He has also worked for Lancôme, Paco Rabanne, Benetton and Pirelli Calendar 2012. He is currently signed exclusively with the agency Art Partner.[citation needed]

Sorrenti is responsible for the photographs on several music releases, most notably Shakira's Fijación Oral Vol. 1, as well as R&B artist Maxwell's album Embrya and a solo album by John Taylor of Duran Duran. His first musical project was the photography for rock group Del Amitri's 1995 album, Twisted, and its associated single releases.[citation needed]



  • The Machine. Göttingen: Steidl; Paris: Garibaldi, 2004. ISBN 3-88243-793-6. A photographic study of Davide Sorrenti, his younger brother and fashion photographer, who died in 1997 from a drug overdose.
  • Draw Blood for Proof, Mario Sorrenti. Göttingen: Steidl, 2011. ISBN 978-3-86930-303-1.
  • Kate. Phaidon, 2018. ISBN 978-07-148-7680-1.


  1. ^ Zarrella, Katharine. "Mario Sorrenti on Pirelli". Retrieved 13 September 2015.

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