- Sarah Press
Italian photographer Marco Pietracupa focuses on portraying strong personalities with his signature flash-lit candor. After moving to Milan and studying fashion photography at the Istituto Italiano di Fotografia, Marco started to arouse enthusiasm for the Italian fashion scene. Best known for his flash-drenched pictures, numerous of Marco’s fashion editorials have been published by L’Officiel, L’Uomo, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Wallpaper and Rolling Stone. Marco’s off-the-cuff style speaks to the photographer’s instinctive process. “With photography I’m able to tell a story about a personal, intimate world, that tries to find common elements with the outside world,” Marco says. With his nude pictures, he likes to free the person from any possible stereotype and reference to fashion. Titled Shapeshifter, his newly published monograph features mostly unpublished archive images, showing how far Marco’s personal vision differs from his commissioned portraits of glossy celebrities. Marco’s art projects have been exhibited at Le Dictateur in Milan, Business Gallery in New York and Brownstone Foundation in Paris, among other galleries.