"I have never been frightened of change, or destroying the images. I feel the painting has a life of its own".
Raphael Mazzucco is one of the world’s most influential fashion photographers and a talented contemporary artist. A native of Vancouver, Canada, he is now based in New York. Once a model himself, Mazzucco spent years spent honing his skills as a fashion photographer in Italy, France and Amsterdam. On arriving in New York, his work won the attention of iconic designer brands including Victoria’s Secret, Guess Jeans, L’Oreal, Ralph Lauren and Bergdorf Goodman.
Mazzucco’s fashion editorials have featured in French & Italian Vogue, Playboy, Vanity Fair and three Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editions. He has also been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and The New York Times. Outside of the fashion world, Mazzucco is also renowned for his celebrity portraiture, particularly actors including the likes of Olivia Newton John, Adrien Brody, Susan Sarandon, Antonio Banderas, Paris Hilton, Matt Damon and Dakota Fanning,
Despite his incredible success in the fashion photography world, Mazzucco recently swapped his camera for canvas in order to pursue his passion for art, and is already a firm favourite on the creative scene. Mazzucco still bases his work in photography, but utilises painting, drawing, collage and resin to overlay these images with marks, brushstrokes, collage and hand-lettered texts. His mixed media pieces merge a love for photography with a new sensuality, combining daring experimentation and a keen eye for detail to build a dynamic narrative.