Fabrizio Gianni at Park Gallery

Article by Helen Schwittay | 28 Jul 2015

Until 30 August 2015, the Park Gallery in Falkirk's Callender House hosts the Fabrizio Gianni exhibition Fantasia. Described as a true photography legend, Gianni has photographed many celebrities from Charlize Theron to Andie McDowell and Keanu Reeves. The exhibition looks at some of the work he has done for fashion magazines such as the Italian edition of Elle, the Italian and French editions of Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar and Figaro to name but a few.

Before becoming a fashion photography icon, Fabrizio Gianni’s career began in film. As the assistant director of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Gianni’s cinematic past can still be seen in all his photography to date. The pictures he takes all hint at hidden stories going on behind the scenes, and his portfolio of work features an array of beautiful people dressed in only the best that fashion can offer. It goes without saying that Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren make frequent appearances in the props and wardrobe used in his portfolio. Gianni sourced many of his props by himself, creating romantic storylines around the clothes and shoes that were being photographed against some of the most exotic backgrounds in the world.

This exhibition highlights how Fabrizio Gianni created the stories portrayed in his photographs and what major influences added to his work. Retired and living in Falkirk with his Scottish wife Gail Inglis (a former model, now working as an advocate), there is no better way than to celebrate the work of Fabrizio Gianni than with Fantasia, exhibited in Falkirk, the place he now calls home.

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