Music is integral to every aspect of my artistic process. This has lead me to direct and write scripts for music videos, which is ultimately a union of my passion for photography, music and filmmaking. Through photography, I explored different ways to translate these musicians’ works into imagery. Some of these images are outtakes from my photo shoots which have never been exhibited to the public. Curating a show that brings together images from my archive along with some already published works reminds me of my initial intension during my sessions with these artists. Like any other forms of art, photography and music are harmonious.
Francesco Carrozzini is a photographer and Emmy Award nominated director. His photographic works have now spanned almost a decade.
His photographs have appeared on the covers and pages of Vanity Fair, L’Uomo Vogue, The New Yorker, W, Rolling Stone, POP, New York Magazine and Vogue Italia, amongst others. He has photographed personalities as diverse as Robert De Niro, Kanye West, Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Michael Bloomberg, Tony Blair, Keith Richards, Beyonce and Jeff Koons, to name a few.
Carrozzini’s career began in 2001 at the age of 19, while still in college as a philosophy major, when he directed a promo for Italian MTV. He has since directed several short films, documentaries, commercials and music videos which have been featured in such competition as The Venice Film Festival and The Lions in Cannes.
The music videos he has directed span a wide spectrum of genres with leading artists including Sia, Marilyn Manson, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, ASAP Rocky and Lana Del Rey subjects get in front of Carrozzini’s lens, a genuine intimacy is revealed and shared.
These dynamic and beautifully lit portraits exhibit Francesco Carrozzini’s talent as a portrait photographer. The photographs reflect each shot as an unconstrained and spontaneous encounter; each talent grants Carrozzini with a consistent level of trust, which becomes evident through their expressions and body language.