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Mariano Vivanco

December 15, 1975 (1975-12-15) (age 45)
Nationality Peruvian
Education manipulation
Known for Fashion Photographer

Mariano Vivanco (born 15 December 1975 in Lima, Peru) is a Peruvian fashion and portrait photographer. He traveled the world with his family, who eventually settled down in New Zealand, where his passion for photography took flight. Inspired by the likes of Steichen and Horst, Mariano moved to London in the year 2000 to pursue his career as a fashion photographer.

Mariano has since become one of the World's leading editorial photographers, regularly shooting for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Muse Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Vogue Hommes Nippon, Numéro, Numéro Homme, i-D, DSection Magazine, Hercules, and GQ.

Often in black and white, his portraits, nudes, and editorial work (in both men's and womenswear) apply the principles of pure photography; using simply light and shade, Vivanco renders visible the natural spirit of the sitter. These subjects have included actors, athletes, singers and stars Cindy Crawford, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Emma Watson, Ricky Martin, Lionel Messi, Eva Mendes, Miranda Kerr, Chloë Sevigny, Dita von Teese, Donatella Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Sir Paul Smith, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lana Del Rey, Daniel Radcliffe, and Sam Smith (singer), among others.

Currently the National Portrait Gallery, London displays three of his works: a portrait of a young Lily Cole, model, one of stylist (and frequent collaborator with Vivanco) Nicola Formichetti, and one of choreographer Rafael Bonachela, (commissioned for i-D Magazine in 2004).

Vivanco is also seasoned in the medium of film. He began with experimental videos having his models mime to his favorite songs. These soon translated into spots for Dolce & Gabbana, Cesare Paciotti and Pull and Bear. He created a video piece for the Thierry Mugler menswear show in January 2011 featuring Rick Genest, known as "Zombie Boy".

After keeping up a prolific output, and at the same time gaining a large social media following [1], in 2013 Vivanco was named as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People In Fashion’ by the Business of Fashion [2].

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