Sante D’Orazio (born 1956) is celebrated throughout the advertising and fashion worlds for his raw yet beautiful images. With an alluring combination of sex and celebrity D’Orazio’s world and vision is populated by supermodels and leading actresses, rock stars and Icons. Through his lens he captures his subjects transforming them into mythological beings, reflective to the zeitgeist of the times. His career, which has spanned over 20 years, has seen concurrent themes of eternal youth, naked beauty and rock n’roll. D’Orazio documents the glamorous life with an up- close-and-personal approach, a signature wink from behind his camera leaves the viewer emerged in his world. D’Orazio’s portfolio is a mixture of informal and posed, an uncensored and provocative trademark.
Since he first shot for Italian Vogue in 1981 D’Orazio’s work has been published in the likes of Andy Warhol’s Interview, Italian, French and British Vogue, Vanity Fair and GQ. A well exhibited photographer D’Orazio has shown in museums and galleries internationally including, Kunisthaus Munich, Kunsthauswien Vienna, LA County Museum, Stellan Holm Gallery (New York), Cameraworks Gallery (Berlin), Hilario Galguera Gallery (Mexico City), NRW Forum (Dusseldorf), a sole artist exhibition at Christie’s New York and most recently CR Girls at Number Five A, New York City, Publications include, A Private View, Sante D’Orazio Photographs, Pam: American Idol, Katlick School, Gianni and Donatella, Barely Private and Sante D’Orazio Polaroids. His films have been shown at the Venice Film Festival, Tate Modern and Art Basel.