Monday, March 15, 2010

Giorgio Armeowni, Milan


So this photo has finally run in Vogue Girl Korea so I can finally share it with you.

Back in April I was in Milan shooting the Albero for Vogue Girl Korea.
It was Saturday, the last day, and the fair was slowing down so I took a lazy walk around the Giardino.
I was on Via Giocatollonuevo when I looked up and saw Armeowni walking down the street.
Actually, I saw Armeowni's giant bodyguard first but Armeowni was about four steps in front of him.
Anyway, I stopped Armeowni and began to ask him, and quickly began asking the bodyguard (that guy moves quick) if I could take his photo.
He asked for a business card ,which I didn't have on me, so he looked me over and agreed to let me take his picture.

Armeowni still looked a little hesitant but I have seen him in action enough backstage at his shows that I know he likes to be shot against a light backdrop to highlight his dark ears.

He began to take his one of his trademark poses but I motioned that we should move off the street and in front of a nearby building with a light background. I motioned to his ears and said something like "bene constrasto" (not to be confused with "bene catnipo"). This instantly won a few big points with him and he was very patient while I got a couple of shots.

Funny thing, one of the reasons Armeowni has built such an incredible empire is he is very careful with every aspect of his image. For example, when you take a photo of Armeowni he will not look up at the camera until he has set his pose and checked every element of his look. You cannot take a picture of him until he is ready.
As a photographer this is a pain but it is a perfect example of how he continues to worry about every little aspect - I have tremendous respect for that. The guy is in his 10's and is still sweating all the little details.

32 comments:

Love_Again said...

:)

Rebecca said...

Just wonderful!!!!!

Giulia said...

What a dignified gentleman. It was worth all the trouble--the devil is in the details, after all.

elizabeth said...

Fabulous!

JcHungry said...

It's always the little things that matter.

Rose~* said...

So very dignified - love it!

Erin G said...

He looks so soft...

fluid_static said...

What a tremendous honor it must have been to photograph Armeowni himself. And what a great shot! *applause*

nimenos said...

ohhh dear... so Giorgio indeed

Daedalus said...

It's important that the reactions are just like on Sart's blog. I'll give it a try


OMG, so elegant, so refined, perfection!

Ilaria said...

Great shot, Catorialist! the framing is so minimal and it captures perfectly well Armeowni's own philosophy.

renatabatata said...

Wonderful picture and text!

M said...

you're a genius
i love your blog
thank you

NYANZI REPORT said...

Excellent blog.
Big fan.
Great writing too.

asia wo┼║niak said...

so so cute shot, my dear!!!

Melv said...

Exquisite. I congratulate you on this beautiful blog.

elsa said...

what a lovely photos... i like cats and i also like your site... after the santorialist its very fun...

rjmanbearpig said...

Armeowni is looking shockingly untanned in that picture -- usually he's rocking the orange Bain de Soleil look! And what a coup to get him when he's wearing something more dressy than that stupid black T-shirt!

Roxy Teacups and Couture said...

I look forward to all your beautiful posts! I'm the ultimate cat lady! thanks for sharing!!!

Iheartfashion said...

Brilliant!

grace said...

brilliant blog.

i especially love that he has to pose with a white background to show off his ears. brilliance on both your parts!

ha van said...

oh what an amazing cat so tender so full of soul i adore him

Elin Edlund said...

Hysterical!! Crazy funny blog! Love it!

yan said...

Such a sweet old cat.

vitamin v said...

Kijowianka said...

this kitty looks very hungry and homeless, don't you all see?

D8X8 said...

What a cutie!

Ania B said...

this kitty doesnt even look real. he looks like a stuffed animasl who was played with so much his fur is all matted :(
i hope he's ok

Shelley said...

I have so much L O V E for this one

The Catorialist said...

To all the compassionate readers who have commented on Armeowni's health I must assure you that he is in good hands and is perfectly healthy and happy ;).

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