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 the year 2000 to pursue his dream.
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, Australian, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and German editions), Dazed & Confused, Numéro (Homme, Tokyo, and Korea editions), MUSE, DSECTION, and King Kong, among others.
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, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Monica Bellucci, Liv Tyler, Eva Mendes, Miranda Kerr, Chloë Sevigny, Dita von Teese, Olivier Rousteing, Donatella Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Sir Paul Smith, and Charlotte Olympia-Dellal, among others.
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 including Calcio, Uomini and David Gandy for Dolce & Gabbana, Personal Project, and his most recent Portraits Nudes Flowers, a retrospective of Vivanco’s last fifteen years photographing some of the World’s most famous faces, plus a collection of nudes, and a new flowers series, published by Damiani Publishing.
Currently represented by Bernheimer Fine Art Photography Gallery, Vivanco’s work will be exhibited in this year’s (2016) Frieze Masters and Paris Photo.
Vivanco has been named one of Business of Fashion’s Top 500 people shaping the global industry of Fashion.
Vivanco currently lives in London.