Ruggero Lupo Mengoni, Barbara Centazzo
Amidst the neat and well-chosen settees and bookcases of a flat, the woman starring in the "Chic and Accessories'' talents shooting has a look characterized by the layering of garments with different lengths. Cropped jackets worn over ankle-length dresses enhanced by a wide array of accessories that, in almost every shot, fill the setting as well as underlying the visual balance expressed by the photographer. A comprehensive shooting that does not bore the viewer but rather takes him/her on a journey through the pleasantly glam images of the editorial.
Ruggero Lupo Mengoni - photographer
Ruggero Lupo Mengoni was born in Florence and since he was very young he started snapping away with his father’s Olympus and printing his own negatives. He decided to study photography at the Fondazione Studio Marangoni from where he earned a diploma in 2003, and folowing a stint as an assistant photographer he started working in fashion, shooting editorials. Shortly after he moved to London where he got in touch with some niche magazines for which he still works today, and started shooting music videos. His research is inspired by contemporary art and is continually evolving. His attention is always focused on daily life he keeps on portraying with a film camera that becomes the inspiration for an image to be constructed to the last detail, taking a clue sometimes from painting. For him fashion is an instrument stimulated by teamwork where the styling, the makeup, the location, everything is conceived accurately to create the image one has in mind, to depict a dream through reality.
Barbara Centazzo - stylist
Born in 1986 in Pordenone, already as a child she showed a strong passion for fashion, art and the world of images. At 18, after earning her high school diploma specializing in artistic studies, she moved to London to follow her passions and interests. Back in Italy, she studied graphics and fashion photography at the Architecture faculty in Florence and began collaborating with specialized agencies. After graduating she moved to Milan to attend the Master’s in Fashion Stylist which she earned at the IED in 2011. She then started developing various work experiences: with Dmfashion, for which she is still working today, and with Vogue Italia, while she is currently at work as assistant stylist at Uomo Vogue for the “fashion guide”. In the meantime she also works as a freelance stylist. She like to file pictures, she is obsessed with fashion magazines and with great photographers of the past. She always tries to represent a part of her life in her work: memories, moments, sensations.
Photographer: Ruggero Lupo Mengoni
Stylist: Barbara Centazzo
Make Up: Elena Barosi
Assistant: Christian Correnti
Model: Ieva Birzina @Next