Mario Sorrenti is a photographer and director best known for his spreads of nude models in the pages of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Sorrenti was born in Naples, Italy, but moved to New York City at the age of ten where he is still based. He is the son of New York based advertiser, Francesca Sorrenti. He has had exhibitions in London (Victoria and Albert Museum), Paris, Monaco and New York (Museum of Modern Art). He has undertaken campaigns and directed commercials for Calvin Klein, and has shot Kate Moss for the Calvin Klein Obsession ads. He has also worked for Lancôme, Paco Rabanne, Benetton and Pirelli Calendar 2012. He is currently signed exclusively with the agency Art Partner.
Additionally, Sorrenti is responsible for the photographs on several music releases, most notably Shakira’s Fijación Oral Vol. 1, as well as R&B artist Maxwell’s album Embrya and a solo album by John Taylor of Duran Duran. His first musical project was the photography for rock group Del Amitri’s 1995 album, Twisted, and its associated single releases.
Mario Sorrenti was the older brother of fashion photographer Davide Sorrenti, who died from a heroin overdose in February 1997.