A graduate from Art center College of design in Pasadena, and an award winning photographer. He has been a member of staff at Contrasto, one of Italy’s leading photojournalistic agency. For over ten years, Lorenzo has worked as a portrait photographer for magazines on both sides of the Atlantic, photographing all sorts of celebrities from the movie and music industry, old Olympic medal winners, to former porn stars. He has worked for publications such as Time Magazine, Liberation, Vanity Fair, People Magazines among many others. Shooting artists such as Sir Anthony Pappano, Isabella Ferrari, Llona Staller, Dave Brubeck, Nicky Hayden, JJ Abrams, and Jane Fonda.His personal and corporate work got him involved in art shows that took place in museums and galleries worldwide.
As an advertising photographer he has worked for prime clients and advertising agencies worldwide working for brands such as Norton, Nokia, Action Aid and Unicef, Saatchi & Saatchi and Gray San Francisco.
He’s bilingual in English and Italian, speaks very good French, a decent Spanish and a very basic German.
His clients list includes: Action Aid, ADAC Reisemagazin, Alitalia, Altagamma, Afar, ATM, Boscolo Tours, Budget Travel, Coca-Cola, Conde Nast Traveller, D la repubblica delle donne, Departures, EasyJet Traveller, Enel, Fit for fun Germany, Focus Magazine, JWT Italia, Lo Donna, L.A Magazine, Lufthansa Magazine, LUISS, Marie Claire, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Mondadori Italia, Monocle, Mulino Bianco, N for Norwegian, NYT Style Magazine, Newsweek, Nokia, Panorama, People Magazine, RCS, Renault, Saatchi & Saatchi, Salmoiraghi & Viganò, Samsung, Saveur, Stern, Style Magazine, Stone Island, Time, TIM, Travel and Leisure, Vanity Fair, Vogue Pelle, W and Unicef.
Giuseppe and Carmine Abbagnale
Jeffrey Jacob Abrams
Sir Rocco Forte
Over the past ten years Lorenzo has shot several editorial commissioned portraits, for magazines on both sides of the Atlantic, photographing all sorts of Celebrities from the movie and music industry, old Olympic medal winners, to former porn stars. He has worked for such publications as Time Magazine, Liberation, Vanity Fair Italia and People Magazines. Shooting artists such as Sir Anthony Pappano, Isabella Ferrari, Ilona Staller, Dave Brubeck, Nicky Hayden, JJ Abrams, and Jane Fonda.
Akiko is a three time Key Art / CLIO Award winner, a two time SXSW Best Film Poster Award winner, a Golden Trailer Award winner and an International Epica Award winner. In November 2014, she was invited to do an installation at The Standard Hotel. Her “Bad Milo” poster was featured on the Conan Show, she was handpicked by Roman Polanski for a carte blanche illustrated poster exploration for his latest film, she was the judge of PRINT Magazine’s 2012 Annual Hand Drawn Competition, was a 2012 SXSW panelist for “Art & Advertising : Two Sides of the One Sheet”, was deemed “Poster Girl” by Interview Magazine, Creative Review Magazine dedicated their January 2011 Monograph zine solely to her illustrated movie posters after naming her as “Ones to Watch in 2011”, her work was featured in PRINT Magazine’s “Movie Pictures” article showcasing celebrated modern movie poster designers, her participation in Spain’s Avalon Blu-Ray DVD Artists Series was personally approved and celebrated by directors Michael Haneke and David Lynch, she was grouped into Cole Haan’s 2010 “Inspired Life” fashion story showcasing artists in New York and Los Angeles, and her illustrated poster for “Funny Games” was a Key Art Award finalist for best horror poster, was featured at the Annual Type Convention, and took both #1 spots on The Auteurs Movie Posters of the Decade list, and Australia’s Stale Popcorn Top Posters of the Decade.
You may check out Akiko’s website by clicking on the following link: http://akikomatic.com/
Akiko’s posters for: Jonathan Glazer “Under the Skin”,” Blue Ruin” directed by Jeremy Saulnier and “The One I Love” directed by Charlie McDowell have been elected best movie posters of 2014! Congratulations Akiko!