Lima-born Mariano Vivanco traveled the World with his family since a very early age, leaving Peru at the age of ten and eventually settling down in New Zealand, where his passion for photography took flight. Inspired by the likes of Edward Steichen and Horst P. Horst, Vivanco moved to London in 2000 to pursue his passion for fashion photography.
Since then, Vivanco has become one of the World’s leading editorial photographers, regularly shooting for Vogue (American, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Brazilian editions), Vanity Fair (American and Spanish editions), GQ (British, China, Italian, and German, editions), Dazed & Confused, Numéro (Homme, Tokyo, and Korea editions), MUSE, DSECTION, among others.
Often in black and white, his portraits, nudes, and editorial work (in both menswear and womenswear) apply the principles of pure photography; using simply light and shade, Vivanco renders visible the natural spirit of the sitter.
These subjects have included actors, designers, athletes, singers, and other celebrities such as Cindy Crawford, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Lana Del Rey, Cheryl Cole, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, David Gandy, Penelope Cruz, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, James Franco, Henry Cavill, Ricky Martin, Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Monica Belluci, Liv Tyler, Eva Mendes, Miranda Kerr, Helena Christensen, Chloë Sevigny, Dita von Teese, Donatella Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Sir Paul Smith, Frida Giannini, and Charlotte Olympia-Dellal.
Vivanco has published several books, including “Ninety Five Chapel Market”, which is a great example of his daylight portraiture work shot with film. Three of his portraits, including one from this book, are in permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Vivanco has also published several books of nudes, including “Uomini” and “David Gandy” for Dolce & Gabbana, and his most recent, “Personal Project“.
Vivanco has been named one of Business of Fashion’s Top 500 people shaping the global industry of Fashion.
In 2015, Vivanco was asked to be part of Condé Nast Publications’ Vogue: Like A Painting exhibition at Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
Vivanco currently lives in London.