Who am i
Emanuele Fiore was born in Turin on 4thOctober 1987. Raised in a modest and traditional Italian family, at the age of 18 he moved to Milan to pursue a career in modelling. In the years that followed he travelled extensively to the world’s fashion hotspots, working for well known magazines and iconic fashion houses. Milan, Tokyo, Paris, London, New York, Miami, Hamburg, Shanghai alternate tightly. Face and body lent for fashion shows of numerous Italian and foreign stylists including Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferrè, Michael Kors and Philippe Plein. Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Men’s Health, GQ, L’Officiel Homme are just some of the advertising campaigns and covers in which he starred in.
Over the years he started working as a photographer, collaborating with major agencies and fashion companies and he founded Fiore Production.
In 2015 he decided to settle down, taking the opportunity to develop his passion for photography, only this time from behind the lens.
As a fashion and advertising photographer, some may consider him a satellite gravitating towards the arts world. But rather more simply he justifies his choice was born out of necessity. These two fields simply allowed him to pursue his real passion: Photography.
Working in the fashion industry and brushing shoulders with the Jet Set, enabled Fiore to become acquainted to a world that we can only glimpse at on the pages of Vogue. Catwalks, impossibly high heels, designer clothes are just the surface of a reality that, upon close inspection, hides much more.
In this World lavishness dominates, the objectified body becomes an instrument for personal gain, and money is everything.
His shots are minimalistic, simple and provocative. Some may say excessively so. His style recognizable at a quick glance. Irony, glamour and subversive ideals all merge in his artwork often judged as transgressive. He oscillates between condemnation and disarming honesty in his interpretation of today’s society.
The photos are taken in a natural environment in which the artist himself is laid bare. On both sides of the lens.
And where photography in not enough, painting completes the picture. He plays with a variety of medias, every image seeks to denounce a society where nepotism and favors define who you are; in a dog-eat-dog world where survival of the fittest is the daily mantra. Every media is good to experiment, every image to denounce a society in which knowledge and recommendations define who you are; in an omnivorous world full of conditioning in which you either prove to be the strongest, by any means necessary, or you are crushed.
A project that combines art, design, photography, environment and the desire for redemption; that creates a juxtaposition between denunciation and drawings sometimes of child like simplicity, to draw attention to social and cultural contemporary issues. Themselves only the tangible symptoms of wider malaise and man’s internal conflict.