Mario Sorrenti

About the Artist

Mario Sorrenti has been an important part of contemporary fashion photography since he came onto the scene in the early 1990s. Born in Naples, Italy, Sorrenti grew up in New York and as a young adult quickly developed a love for experimenting with image-making predominantly through photography, but also painting.

The images were seen by Calvin Klein and went on to become the famous Obsession campaign, launching his international career.

Sorrenti’s photographs are characterized by confident, experimental compositions and a sophisticated use of color and light. He has shot for Vogue Hommes, French Vogue, Italian Vogue, W, The New York Times, Self Service, iD, Document, and Another, among other publications. His commercial clients include Calvin Klein, Ferragamo, Chanel, Bulgari, Hugo Boss, Jil Sander, Tom Ford, Dior Beauty, Estée Lauder, Shiseido, Revlon and Yves Saint Laurent.

Sorrenti has published several books, including most recently his “Kate” book by Phaidon. A selection of images are currently on display at the Dallas Contemporary Museum. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery both in London.