Live Bid! Portrait by Photographer Giovanni Gastel
This is your chance for you or a loved one to be photographed by Giovanni Gastel, one of the most acclaimed and talented international fashion, portrait and art photographers, creator of some of the most iconic advertising campaigns and interesting exhibitions in recent years.
Gastel's photography has an unmistakable style, characterized by a poetic irony and a balanced composition. Drawing inspiration from Renaissance art, Gastel constantly searches for an ideal of elegance, one he has been immersed in since childhood.
Giovanni Gastel was born in Milan on December 27, 1955.
His first contact with photography came in the 1970s but the turning point was in 1981 when he met Carla Ghiglieri who became his agent and introduced him to the world of fashion. He fully established himself as an artist in 1997, when the Triennale di Milano dedicated a personal exhibition to him, curated by the contemporary art historian Germano Celant.
Gastel's professional success continued through the following decade with his name appearing in specialized magazines alongside those of Italian photographers such as Oliviero Toscani, Giampaolo Barbieri and Ferdinando Scianna and international stars such as Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino and Jurgen Teller.
The photo shoot will take place at Giovanni Gastel's studio in Via Tortona 16 in Milan, Italy.
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