Mario Sorrenti (b.1971) was born in Naples, Italy, but has lived in New York since the age of ten. He is the son of New York based advertiser, Francesca Sorrenti and his younger brother, Davide Sorrenti, was also a fashion photographer but tragically died after overdosing on heroin in February 1997
Mario's earliest projects were highly personal black-and-white images assembled in dense diaries. These caught the eye of art director Phil Bicker and led to his first advertising commission with Calvin Klein photographing the famous Obsession ads featuring Kate Moss. He and Moss dated for a couple of years in the 90's.
His career has featured advertising campaigns for leading fashion houses and beauty brands including Prada and Yves St Laurent and his editorial work is featured in magazines such as W, Vogue and Interview Magazine.
Sorrenti's photographic vision is underpinned by his interest in the camera as a tool for experimentation and a fascination with the process of making images.
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Sorrentis's last big project was shooting the 2012 Pirelli clandar. See extensive behind the scenes footage and the images here