If you are not fan of the works of Raphael Mazzucco, chances are you just haven’t realized it yet.
The Canadian-born photographer is responsible for three Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers between 2006 and 2009. In addition to photographing the Exposure book for Sports Illustrated, he was also commissioned by Victoria’s Secret to make their coffee table book.
You may have not even noticed him as the photographer who shot Vinny Chase’s cover shot in Entourage, but when he released his book CULO in collaboration with P. Diddy and Jimmy Iovine last year, his work became recognized by a much larger audience.
For the 2012 Art Basel event, Raphael will be presenting a series of his own artwork. This time around, he will not only be showing photographs, but paintings and a visual that features a very naked Hana Nitsche.
When describing her experiences while working with Raphael, our girl Hana says:
“In one of the coldest places in the world, I had some of the deepest meditations. It was a remarkable experience to shoot these photographs and I am excited that they will be shared with the world.”
Take a look at some of the photographs from Raphael Mazzucco’s upcoming gallery exhibit at 2012 Art Basel in the gallery above as well as the video from the exhibit below!