Bilingual: Italian / English
28x28 cm, 84 pages
Luigi Ontani, Marco Tirelli, Jacques Monory, Enzo Cucchi, Jannis Kounellis, are just some of the artists that Maurizio Valdarnini portrayed in the intimacy of their ateliers where their works and the tools with which they usually create contribute to defining their personality.
By skilfully bypassing the traditional cliché of celebrative portraits, the photographer was able to transform the encounter with these artists into a moment of sincere truth thus allowing the viewer to get straight to the man and his creative world.
Portrait photographer, he has collaborated with some of the most important magazines and advertising agencies and with important artists on the international scene such as Fabio Mauri, Errò and Luigi Ontani. Graduated from the IED, he is the author of the photographic portrait books Visus and SOLO. Portraits d’Artistes. Graduated in Sociology, he is a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and for over 30 years at the Higher Institute of Photography and Integrated Communication in Rome where he was director for 18 years. He regularly holds courses at Officine Fotografiche and has been a member of the scientific committee in various editions of Fotoleggendo and a member of numerous juries of photographic competitions. Alongside his professional work, he has always been devoted to an intense photographic experimentation and an educational and training commitment to future generations of photographers and performers. He has exhibited in important galleries and at the Rome International Photography Festival. Some of his research works are present in national museums and private collections. Journalist and Expert until 2020 at the Platform du Conseil International du Cinéma, de la Television et de la Comunication Audiovisuelle of the French Ministry of Culture.
Mary Ellen Mark
Maria Clara Macrì