Tuesday, April 06, 2010
One/One-Thousand: Mario Sorrenti
If you like naked women, you'll love Mario Sorrenti.
The Napels-born photographer made his way to New York at the age of ten. His career has been building on itself for years and has overshadowed early tragedy. His younger brother, Davide, was a inspiration for and a victim of fashion's darker Heroin Chic days. Mario's oeuvre includes photographic tributes to his departed brother, as well as a serious stash of important editorial work. Among his first assignments was to document a trip with then girlfriend Kate Moss for the now infamous Calvin Klein Obsession ads featuring Ms. Skin-n-Bones in her barely salad days. Those images became symbols of a time since gone (remember the rebel girls scrawling "feed me" across CK billboards of Moss?) but Sorrenti hasn't gone anywhere. In fact, his work has become staple among top mags like Harper's Bazaar, W, V, and Vogue. His images are often hazed shots of dewy bodies barely dressed...just the way fashion mags like 'em. But his style is versatile, lately entering a territory of bolder colors and more clothes.
He ain't goin' no where.