Sante D'Orazio. Photographs

Erstmals in Österreich war eine Retrospektive des 1956 in Brooklyn, New York, geborenen Superstars Sante D´Orazio zu sehen. Ikonenmacher der ersten Stunde und inzwischen selbst Ikone der internationalen Fashion Photography.

Sante, fashion photographer, American-Italian. More Italian than American. Unafraid of excessive, complacent prettiness. Catholic celebration of the flesh. Still, the ripeness of a very red cherry shall imply a melancholic acknowledgement of fragility. Sante´s acceptance of his subjects´ good looks is without apology, faithful as he is to the essence of photography as vanitas, a ghostly reminder that the sole beauty we know is fleeting beauty.

Sante, a friend, a photographer, no explanation really needed. Restless, unpretentious, photographs are entertainment too, to catch the moment. The picture will compose itself, speak for itself.

Francesco Clemente
Aus: Vorwort „A Private View", 1998

Die Ausstellung zeigte 160 Farb- und Schwarzweiß-Fotos aus der Zeit von 1986 bis 2006.