massimo gammacurta

photographer

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   Massimo's first photography endeavors included environmental still-life and assisting fashion photographers, but soon, in the late 1990s, Gammacurta realized that his primary interest had always been conceptual and still-life photography.

   “I always wanted to be an artist. My heart is so visual — it is easier for me to show what I think than to tell. Photography allows me to do that, but also it is a very strong creative tool,” said Gammacurta.

   Prominent commercial photographer in the late 2000s, Gammacurta combined his passion for art with still-life photography. It was the time when he started making his signature candy art and taking still-life shots of it.

   His work became famous overnight. “I woke up and saw hundreds of new visitors on my website who came to check out photographs of hard-ball candies and lollipops I made. Everybody wanted to interview me and see more of my work. It all culminated in Chanel buying a couple of prints from me with their logo and numerous magazine covers I made pictures for, including the cover of The New York Times Magazine,” told Gammacurta.

   His main goal in every kind of art he creates is to make people think and engage with them by conveying messages with a picture.

   It gets a little more complex with commercial projects he takes on. However, he is firm that when it comes to this kind of work, the main priority is to deliver and elevate his client’s ideas and only then — suggest new things. “Being able to adapt but save your own voice is very important because those people chose you for a reason. They matched your wavelength, something in your vision, your work has already caught their attention and reflected their product,” said Gammacurta.

   And his list of clients proves that this photographer knows what he’s talking about.


CLIENTS

Adidas, Alife, Armani, Bloomingdales, Bloomberg, Buscemi, Carol’s Daughter, Cinti, Chanel, Creative Review, Esquire UK, Dolce & Gabbana, Details Magazine, Fast Company, Flaunt, Forbes, Gilt Groupe, Glamour Italy, Golf Digest, Google, GQ Italy, Grazia UK, Guitar Aficionado, Harper& Collins, Hennessy X/O, iD 29, Innocean, Lancôme, Macy's, Money Magazine, Mullen, Nike, Revolver, Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Puma, Shape Magazine, Shiseido, Sotheby’s, Staple Design, Style Monte-Carlo, Surface Magazine, Story Worldwide, The New York Times Magazine, Time Out NY, Tommy Hilfiger, Tretorn, V Magazine, Vogue Accessory, Vogue, Wad Magazine, Wieden & Kennedy, Wired, Women's Health


AWARDS

D&AD Wood Pencil, American Photography 35 | Selected, PDN Annual | Winner, American Jasmine Awards London UK | Best Visual Concept Supporting an Article on Frangrance, Photo Awards IPA | 1st and 2nd Place Category Fine Art/Still Life, Surface Magazine | Avant Guardian Winner 10th Annual, Surface Magazine American Photography 29 | Chosen, PDN The Look | 1st Place Category Fine Art, Hasselblad Master | Finalist, Category Products, Creative Review UK | Photography Annual Selection, Px3 Prix de da Photographie de Paris | 2nd Place in Fine Arts, Px3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris | 2nd Place in Still Life, Hasselblad Masters | Finalist Category Products SpD Awards NYC | Merit Trade/Corporate Category, Luterzer Archive | 200 Best Advertising Photographers, American Photography 24 | Chosen, Creativity Awards USA | 2 Silver Awards Category Magazine, Jasmine Awards, Best Visual for Beauty Story, Px3 Prix de la Photographie De Paris | 2nd Place Still Life, PDN Magazine Pix Digital Award | 1st Place Category Fashion, Surface Magazine | Avant Guardian Winner 10th Annual, Surface Magazine, Px3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris | Winner Public Choice Award Still Life International Color Awards | Winner 1st And 2nd Place Category Still Life


EXIBITIONS

"Eat Me" Solo Show, Visionairs Gallery Singapore, "Tempting Art" Collective Show, Mudam Museum Luxembourg ''Tempting Art'', Collective Show, Milano Italy, Art Fair , January 2014 Art Sage (Singapore), Art Fair , January 2013 Art Sage (Singapore) Lancôme. Project | Little Black Book Bottle Show Paris, Milan, Lost In Paris Show| Poster+Show Lieu Du Design, Paris, France Art Fair, Cutlog (Paris, France). Auction Sales October 20 // Paris Drouot Modern And Contemporary Art Auction House, Paris. Art Fair (Paris, France). Lille Art Fair (Lille, France). Photofever (Paris, France). Master Of Hasselblad Exhibitions Solo Show Visionairs Gallery Paris Massimo Gammacurta "Lollipops " Art Fair March: Lille Art Fair (Lille, France). Acess & Paradox (Paris, France). Chic Art Fair (Paris, France). September: Art Shanghai (Shanghai, China). Collective Exhibition Hot Art Basel (Basel – Switzerland). Instant Book Show | Iscp NYC Italian Artists In NYC "Sweet Fashion" Exhibition, Cannes Film Festival, France Masters of Photography | International Charity Exhibition Curitiba, Brasil


PRESS

The New York Times, Illusion Magazine, Magazine Coultique, Feature Shoot, Design Boom, Marie Claire, El Comercio, Fahrenheit Magazine, Eat Me, Lancôme. Project Little Black Book Bottle, 20 Artists One Icon Lost In Paris Show | Poster+Show, Lieu Du Design, Paris, France Interview USA | Aphotoeditor.com Interview Italy | Swide, Dolce&Gabbana Magazine Lolli_Pop Book | Bis Publishing, Nederlands Interview China | Zest Magazine Interview USA | Southern Views Magazine Interview NYC | Spraygraphic Interview Italy | Il Punto Interview Italy | Max Magazine Instant Book Show| ISCP NYC Italian Artists in NYC Published In The Book "Never Leave The House Naked" | Bis Publication Interview+Editorial | I Love You Magazine, Berlin Germany Interview USA | Featureshoot.com

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