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A HARDBACK BOOK IN A LIMITED   EDITION PRESENTATION BOX FROM RAPHAEL MAZZUCCO 2020

 

Presented in a handmade box made from antique pine over a century old, this high gloss artwork is a truly unique collector’s item.

Boasting organic hand-embellishment using mixed media such as twigs and leaves, each box features a print of an original photograph and contains a limited edition copy of Raphael’s first-ever book, The Never-Ending Summer.

There are 10 limited edition boxes to choose from, each of which is available as an edition of 25.

 

book size: 16.50in x 15.00in 
Edition size: 250

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AN OPEN  EDITION HARD BACK BOOK        BY       RAPHAEL MAZZUCCO  2020

 

The sun never sets for the fashion photographer turned fine artist. His groundbreaking 25-year career is illustrated in full colour in his first-ever collector's edition book, The Never-Ending Summer.

With stunning behind-the-scenes photography and exclusive memoirs from Raphael’s closest family, this publication paints an animated picture of life on location with the world-renowned creative.

 

book size: 11.80in x 15.40in

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M A Z Z U C C O

 

GAIA COLLECTION  

RAPHAEL MAZZUCCO 

 

In the wilderness of the forest in Lebanon, Connecticut, world-renowned photographer Raphael Mazzucco became one with nature. Surrounded by the hooting of owls, powerful fox cries and supernatural light illuminating the trees, he conjured the inspiration for his Gaia collection. This, he says, is “Mother Earth getting ready to push back”.

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GAIA STEEL COLLECTION

RAPHAEL MAZZUCCO 

From the Greek word γαια (gaia). In Greek mythology, Gaia was the Mother Earth goddess.

Sometimes, all we need is for the world to slow

down so that we can see, and appreciate, the beauty

around us. Leaving behind his hectic life as a fashion

photographer in NewYork to plant his family’s roots

in rural Connecticut, USA, Raphael Mazzucco used

the ear th as his canvas and let his fusion of nature,

por traiture and photography grow.

“Living on a small farm with animals and colourful birds

like my peacocks brings a sense of grounding,” says

Raphael. “I feel like I’m living a life from so long ago, so

different from the city life I came from.”

The wilderness surrounding his home and studio is

cer tainly steeped in history: the state was considered

the ‘hear tbeat’ of the American Revolution, and the

Native American tribes who changed the landscape

forever live on through the azure lakes and dense

forests.

This sense of spiritual kinship is weaved into each of

the ar tworks from the Gaia collection.The flowers, tree

bark and feathers that adorn these powerful female

warriors are a snapshot of history, born from the

families who tended to their farms and gave back to

the ear th.

His own travels across the continents – from the

plains of Africa toVietnamese rice paddies – have

yielded a bountiful harvest.The original archival prints

are hand-embellished with natural elements from

around the world, connecting all of Mother Nature’s

magic. Created in Raphael’s outdoor studio, they were

exposed to the weather, developing like a photograph

under the sun’s gaze.

“Anywhere and everywhere can be an inspiration,”

explains Raphael. “Beauty is where you want to find it.

I’m fascinated by how these interactions come together

and spontaneously blossom.”

Rustic textures are juxtaposed by daubs of colourful

paint and geometric forms neatly plotted out in string

like the coordinates of a map.Viewers are invited to

navigate their journey through the layers of classical

imagery, nostalgic photography and occasional,

unexpected, glimpse of modern life.

As the second release from the Gaia series, which was

unveiled at Castle Fine Ar t galleries in 2019 to critical

acclaim, these works are bolder than their predecessors

and are framed for the first time.The collection also

includes two new limited edition prints, both of which

are hand-finished with gold foil and printed on 100%

cotton watercolour paper with a beautiful, unique

texture.

Suspended between past and present, these powerful

creations are a contemplative exploration of the time

missed between the shutter of a camera; they are a

reminder to take a deep breath and just be human.

CULO: THE WORLD IS NO LONGER FLAT

 

Raphael partnered up with music mogul Jimmy Iovine of Interscope Records to shoot an anthology of celebrity portraiture.  A collection of stunning, provocative images that celebrate the irresistable beauty of women blessed with real curves and, in particular, with magnificent "culo" (the Italian and Spanish word for ""derriere".

Culo is an art, fashion, and pop-culture movement that defies all national, cultural, and linguistic boundaries.  No matter if you were raised to call it derriere, tush, rear end, or booty, Culo is the new epicenter of female sexuality, desire, and empowerment.