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 began. Inspired by the likes of Edward Steichen and Horst P. Horst, Vivanco moved to London in the year 2000 to pursue a career in 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), Harper’s Bazaar (American and Arabian editions), Vanity Fair (American and Spanish editions), GQ (British, Australian, Chinese, Italian, and German editions), Dazed & Confused, Numéro (Homme, Tokyo, and Korea editions), MUSE, DSECTION, and King Kong, H Magazine, Ponystep, among others.
His subjects have included actors, designers, athletes, singers, and other celebrities such as Rihanna, Zayn Malik, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Lana Del Rey, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, David Gandy, Penelope Cruz, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, James Franco, Henry Cavill, Ricky Martin, Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Angelina Jolie, Monica Belluci, Liv Tyler, Eva Mendes, Donatella Versace, Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana, 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 fashionable faces, a collection of nudes, and a new flowers series, published by Damiani Publishing.
Irina Shayk - Portraits Nudes Flowers, published 2016
In 2015, Vivanco was asked to be part of Condé Nast Publications’ Vogue: Like A Painting exhibition, originally exhibited at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, has since traveled to the Hangaram Art Museum in Seoul, and the GL STRAND Museum in Copenhagen.
Currently represented by Bernheimer Fine Art Photography Gallery, Vivanco’s work has been exhibited in several art fairs around the world.
Vivanco has always embraced Social Media, which together with his strong internet following has gathered a steady growth of followers on Twitter: 37,000, Facebook: 60,000, and Instagram at 235,000 followers to date. He intuitively understood the value of Social Media from the start, and is proactive in sharing his works across these platforms. Vivanco’s fun and light-hearted energy lends itself to capturing and entertaining the audience of today.
Vivanco currently lives in London.