Simone Cecchetti

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Simone Cecchetti
Born (1973-09-14) September 14, 1973 (age 41)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Known for Photography

Simone Cecchetti (born September 14, 1973) is an Italian portrait photographer.

In his career, Cecchetti has been photographing music and entertainment performers in Europe and Japan. His portfolio contains pictures taken in more than 1000 concerts for over 600 artists.[1] His portrait of Mick Jagger has been chosen for the exhibition "Mick Jagger. The photobook", which was presented in the French photography festival Rencontres d'Arles in summer 2010. Among other portraits: Madonna, Nick Cave, Aerosmith, U2, Depeche Mode, George Michael, Lady Gaga, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen.

His pictures have been published on Rolling Stone, GQ, Mojo. He works for Corbis, the American image licensing company founded by Bill Gates.

In 2010 he has been chosen to photograph the mounting and the opening of MAXXI in Rome, the contemporary arts museum designed by Zaha Hadid.

In 2011 his Visions project focused on the artistic content within music shows.

In the same year his picture of ZZ Top was selected to be in the book Music:Box, edited by Gino Castaldo and published by Contrasto.[2] The same book has been translated and published worldwide by six other publishers.[3]

In 2011 Cecchetti started to work with A.S. Roma, with the aim to transfer his rock and roll style in sportsmen portraits.


  • Mick Jagger. The Photobook, Exhibition catalogue, Rencontres d'Arles, Contrasto, 2010, ISBN 978-88-6965-273-8.
  • Les rencontres d'Arles 2010 - Du lourd et du piquant, Editions Actes Sud, 2010, ISBN 978-2-7427-9152-1.
  • Stefano Chiodi e Domitilla Dardi (ed.), SPACE. From MAXXI's collections of art and architecture. Exhibition catalogue, Milano, Mondadori Electa, 2010, ISBN 978-88-370-7587-3.
  • Cristiana Parrella, Kutlug Ataman. Mesopotamian dramaturgies, Milano, Mondadori Electa, 2010, ISBN 978-88-370-7578-1
  • Gino Castaldo, Music:Box, Contrasto, 2011, ISBN 978-88-6965-301-8



  1. ^ "Portfolio". 
  2. ^ "Music:Box". ContrastoBooks. 
  3. ^ "Box series Editorial project". Le Journal de la Photographie. 
  4. ^ "Mick Jagger". Rencontres d'Arles 2010. Promenade Rock. 
  5. ^ "Mick Jagger. The Photobook". Fondazione FORMA per la Fotografia. Archivio Mostre. 
  6. ^ "Mick Jagger. The Photobook". Auditorium. Mostre. 
  7. ^ "Mick Jagger. The Photobook". Moscow House of Photography. 
  8. ^ "VISIONS. La musica per Simone Cecchetti". Repubblica XL Videodrome. 
  9. ^ "Mostre e Performance artistiche". Pomigliano Jazz. 

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