Mariano Vivanco

Mariano Vivanco


The Peruvian lensman got his start at youth culture title Dazed & Confused and became known for his black and white nudes.

Peru Creative Class 2013 BoF 500 2013



Peruvian fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco regularly shoots for many of the most prestigious international publications. Vivanco has contributed to Dazed & Confused, Vogue Hommes Nippon, Numéro, Numéro Homme, i-D, Hercules, Electric Youth, Details, GQ Italy, GQ Spain, Man About Town, Wonderland, Allure, Elle, as well as the American, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Japanese and Greek editions of Vogue.

Vivanco got his start in the fashion industry by shooting models’ book portraits in London. After numerous shots, he began to build a name for himself on the London fashion scene, which led to work with Dazed & Confused. While working for Dazed & Confused, Vivanco met stylist Nicola Formichetti, who would become a longtime collaborator. Vivanco’s editorial work is consistently classically composed and often shot in black and white. His portraits, groups and nudes, are elegantly rendered examples of classic photography in purist form.

The National Portrait Gallery in London displays three of his works: a portrait of a young Lily Cole, a shot of Formichetti, and an image of the choreographer Rafael Bonachela, commissioned for i-D Magazine in 2004.

In addition to his photography Vivanco has branched out into film, shooting videos for Dolce & Gabbana, Cesare Paciotti and Pull & Bear. He created a video piece for the Thierry Mugler menswear show in January 2011 featuring Rick Genest, known as "Zombie Boy."

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