While growing up in Buenos Aires, Diego Uchitel took countless documentary photographs of the hospitalized patients under his physician father’s care. He was constantly fascinated by the beauty of the human form – regardless of its particular condition. While medicine did not intrigue him, film and photography certainly did. He moved from Argentina to Los Angeles just after high school to pursue a career in film and enrolled at UCLA Film School. However, he soon realized that his passion truly lay in still imagery and his unique ability to work with light to capture and create images that were ethereal, romantic, emotive, and painterly. He has become known for his elegantly arresting signature style and has photographed some of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating subjects for the past 20 years.
Diego’s photographs have been featured in Elle Magazine, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, German and Spanish Vogue, Vogue Hommes, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, D, Surface, Premiere, Citizen K, (t)here and Rolling Stone. He has also given a dose of elegance to his advertising clients, which include Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Victoria’s Secret, Avon, Neiman Marcus, Warner Brothers, Nike, Levi’s and Microsoft.
Diego’s subjects include Penelope Cruz, Charlize Theron, Diane Kruger, Julianne Moore, Christian Bale, Hilary Swank, Halle Berry, Quentin Tarantino, David Bowie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sophia Coppola, Heidi Klum, Mary Louise Parker, Jerry Seinfeld, Shakira, Sting, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, Claire Danes, Zooey Deschanel, Kristin Bell, John Travolta, Terrence Howard, Rose Byrne, Kerry Washington, Jason Schwartzman, Lou Reed, Evan Rachel Wood, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Don Cheadle, Sam Taylor Wood, Ahn Duong, Donna Karan, Winton Marsalis, Bette Midler and Diane von Furstenberg.