BIOGRAPHY


Guido Argentini

Was born in Florence, Italy.
He studied Medicine for three years at the university of Florence.
At 23 he decided to turn his passion for photography into a profession and started to shoot fashion and beauty.
Since1990 he lives in the USA, in Los Angeles .
His work has been published by some of the leading magazines in the world.

In 2003, Guido Argentini’s first book, “SILVEREYE”, presented an exquisite series of studio and landscape nudes. That work was a reflection of the artist’s great personal passion for sculpture and dance.

In his second book, “PRIVATE ROOMS”, 2005, Guido Argentini offers an entirely different type of personal journey, one where eroticism and beauty are clearly inseparable. Within these pages, we are invited to take a glimpse into a unique ‘feminine universe’. This second book is the result of ten years of photographs, all taken in the intimacy of closed rooms, ancient villas, modern apartments, many hotels, from the most elegant five-star locations enriched with luxurious velvets and four-posted beds to the most squalid insignificant hourly-rate motels furnished with cheap plastic chairs and worn-out wallpaper. A universe where all these rooms become the theaters of the artist’s self-directed voyeuristic fantasies.

“REFLECTIONS” was published in 2007, a vast collection of photographs of women looking at themselves in mirrors: a sort of unconscious research about the woman who studies herself, falls in love, and gets lost in her own image.

“SHADES OF A WOMAN” published in 2010.
In this new book I began exploring different levels and nuances of the female nature.
I feel that I constantly need to find new visions of the world and thus, life and women.
This latest project of mine is not my final goal; if ever, I believe this to be a starting point.
All I have accomplished so far has been “for the eyes of a woman”.
Women have always been the source of inspiration for all my art forms and, I suppose, this has been the case for all men who have tried to create something in the past.

This book contains just a few photos that have been published in my previous books; most are brand new shots, where I attempted to put in pictures a narrative. Consider them simply as single images, like frames taken from a movie. The story, the music, words, and silences are all left to the imagination of those who look at my photographs.


“ARGENTUM” was published in 2013.

It is the final collection of Guido Argentini’s silver photographs.
Evoking the luminous polished planes of the work of Brancusi and the verve of Degas’ ballet sketches, these photographs endow the human body with both the solidity of sculpture and the vivid energy of dance.
Using geometrical props Guido Argentini created a contrast between the human body and the archetypal forms of geometry: triangles, circles and squares.
The final result of many years of work is this book: Argentum.
A collection of more than 100 photographs of women and men: dancers, gymnasts and aerialists.
Argentum is a book but is also a movie, a documentary that reveals
The concepts that are behind the making of this book: Argentini’s esthetic of the human form and the skills of the athletes that posed for these photographs.

Guido Argentini


Guido Argentini è nato nel 1966 a Firenze. Dopo aver frequentato per tre anni la facoltà di medicina a Firenze, decide, all’età di 23 anni, di fare della sua passione per la fotografia un mestiere e diventa fotografo. Da allora la moda e la bellezza sono i temi principali del suo lavoro.

Dal 1990 Guido Argentini vive a Los Angeles. I suoi lavori sono apparsi in alcune delle più celebri riviste del mondo, tra le quali Marie Claire, Amica, Moda, MAX, Vogue, Men’s Health e Playboy.

Guido Argentini


GUIDO ARGENTINI wurde 1966 in Florenz (Italien) geboren. Nachdem er an der dortigen Universität drei Jahre Medizin studiert hatte, entschloss er sich im Alter von 23 Jahren, seine Leidenschaft – die Fotografie – zum Beruf zu machen, und wurde Fotograf. Seit dieser Zeit sind Mode und Schönheit die Hauptthemen seiner Arbeit.

Seit 1990 lebt Guido Argentini in Los Angeles. Seine Arbeiten erschienen in einigen der renommiertesten Zeitschriften der Welt, darunter Marie Claire, Amica, Moda, MAX, Vogue, Men’s Health und Playboy.

Guido Argentini


Guido Argentini est né en 1966 à Florence en Italie. À 23 ans, après avoir étudié trois ans à la Faculté de Médecine de l’Université de Florence, il décide de se consacrer professionnellement à sa passion, la photographie, et devient photographe. Depuis, les sujets principaux de son travail sont la mode et la beauté.

Guido Argentini vit à Los Angeles depuis 1990. Ses travaux ont paru dans quelques-uns des magazines les plus célèbres du monde, parmi lesquels Marie Claire, Amica, Moda, MAX, Vogue, Men’s Health et Playboy.

Guido Argentini


Guido Argentini nació en Florencia en 1966. Luego de haber estudiado medicina durante tres años, decidió a la edad de 23 años hacer de su pasión, la fotografía, su profesión y se hizo fotógrafo. Desde ese entonces, los temas más importantes de su trabajo son la moda y la belleza.

Desde 1990, Guido Argentini vive en Los Ángeles. Sus trabajos aparecen en los magazines más famosos del mundo, en Marie Claire, Amica, Moda, MAX, Vogue, Men’s Health y Playboy.



Exhibitions

2011 Photographers Limited Editions, Vienna, Austria
2010 Young Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
2010 Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2010 Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Brucie collections, Kiev, Ukraine
2009 Photo Art Research, Florence, Italy
2007 Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Galerie Reygers, Munich, Germany
2006 James Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2006 Camera Work, Berlin, Germany
1998 Todd Kaplan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1996 Todd Kaplan Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Magazines

AMICA ITALIA
BEST LIFE
BLACK AND WHITE
BUILD
CHE’
DT MAGAZINE
FHM GERMANY
FHM SPAIN
FHM UK
JACK
MARIE CLAIRE ITALIA
MAX ITALIA
MAX GERMANY
MAXIM GERMANY
MAXIM ITALIA
MEN’S HEALTH ITALIA
MEN’S HEALTH GERMANY
MEN’S HEALTH UK
MENZO
PANORAMA
PHOTOGRAPHIE GERMANY
PHOTO GERMANY
PHOTO ITALIA
PLAYBOY FRANCE
PLAYBOY GERMANY
PLAYBOY HOLLAND
PLAYBOY JAPAN
PLAYBOY RUSSIA
PLAYBOY USA
GQ UK
GQ ITALIA
GQ SPAIN
SNOECKS
VOGUE SPAIN


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