L'ŒIL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE - SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
For the past 25 years, Canadian photographer Raphael Mazzucco has garnered acclaim for his portraits of celebrities and models shot for leading brands, publications, and campaigns including Victoria’s Secret, Guess Jeans, Ralph Lauren, and Bergdorf Goodman, among others. Since foraying his talents into a fine art career, Mazzucco’s mixed-media works that couple fashion iconography with photographic assemblage have been met with praise from the art world following a two-year tour of exhibitions that traveled the globe.
His overarching visual narratives are strongly inspired by the female form, set against a backdrop of remarkable landscapes spanning continents, from Icelandic glaciers to African wildlife, the outback of Western Australia to Vietnamese rice paddies. He incorporates these cinematized natural forms into complex and layered compositions through the methodical application of paint, collage, and hand-lettered texts.
Mazzucco’s career is illustrated in a new collector’s edition book; The Never-Ending Summer. The book includes behind-the-scenes photography and exclusive memoirs from Raphael’s closest family, as well as anecdotes from models and muses he has worked with.