Italy has been schooling the rest of the world in matters of culture and aesthetics since before recorded history. That’s right, before there were books or letters or ipads. Some extremely good looking & extremely well dressed prehistoric Italian guy (who didn’t yet know he was Italian, but GOD did he know he was fabulous) probably went around telling everyone exactly how to tuck their loin cloth so it looks super classy and accentuates all the right places.
With that in mind we wanted to share with you our list of outstanding Italy-based up-and-coming fashion photographers. We’ve been keeping a keen eye on these creative-power-houses.
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Aline and Jaqueline Tappia Reynaud are twin sisters absolutely killing it on the Euro-Italian fashion scene. Why so few of us have heard of this super talented duo in North America goes beyond comprehension. We’re clearly a bunch of tasteless brutes. Well, consider yourselves officially informed and de-brutified. These two graduated from the world famous and prestigious Italian fashion and design institute Marangoni and have shot for everyone, including Vogue Italia, Grazia and many others.
Lady Tarin is an Italian lady that shoots other ladies like a man. Meaning, girl knows how to dish out a sexy-as-hell photo. Her photos have all the necessary raw undertones of a drunken after-party, yet somehow managing to keep it real classy. We love the raw edge, and visual contradictions in her images.
Nadia Moro is a Milan based fashion photographer specializing in under-water magic. But we’re particularly into her land-based activities. Mainly behind the camera. The styling and use of light is so clean and crisp in Nadia’s work, it sparkles with refined retro charm.
Lucia has a keenly feminine eye in her work, which is colorful and cinematic all at once (a formula we’re particularly smitten with here at Lone Wolf). Lucia’s award-winning work is truly incredible. Currently Lucia lives and works as a freelance fashion photographer in Milan working with Vogue, Vanity Fair, No.ise & Twill.
These two reaffirm our conviction that there’s something about creative duos that makes them better than the rest of us working without a creative counterpoint. Sigh. Andoni and Arantxa are the kind of photographers that magazine editors and advertising executives have wet dreams about. Their work screams money, sophistication and holier-than-thouness. Styling is always on point, lighting is gorgeous as are the models. Perfection. Simple as that.
So what do you think? Do you know anyone else you think should be on this list? Speak up! We’re all ears!