About

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Micky Modo is an Italian-born portrait, fashion, beauty, music and experimental freelance photographer based in London.

Born in Udine (Tina Modotti's hometown) her interest in photography was kindled as a teenager by her love for music, travel and London, where she attended her first photography class.

Then came the opportunity to move the US and she decided for Los Angeles. She started her education in Photography in Santa Monica, California whilst working as an assistant to other photographers, amongst them Albert Watson, and shooting up-and-coming local bands, big name actors such as George Clooney as well as fashion.

Back to Italy to pursue her fashion,beauty and experimental art, she won a collaboration with D della Repubblica in Milan and worked with fashion designer Romeo Gigli.

An artistic collaboration with graphic-designer Spire was formed in 2006 which took her back to London to exhibit at the Brick Lane Gallery with “Fashion Stories" and back to Italy with a series of exhibitions.

For a while she shared her life between Milan and London, with a short break in Berlin, where she directed her first experimental music video for the US band Trashwednesday.

Nevertheless, her heart is in London where she now resides.

AWARDS

2012 Selected for the Portrait Salon London

2009 Shortlisted in the Sony World Photography Awards 

2008 Winner of the IPA Award International Photography Award (Fashion)

2006 Winner of the WIPI Award - Women in Photography Award USA

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/PUBLICATIONS/PROJECTS

2017 The Travel Collection I

2017 The MHF Portraits Series

2016 Portraits of Women Series London

2015 Portrait of Romeo Gigli by Micky Modo for the Book "Foot Print: The Track of Shoes in Fashion" Geert Bruloot, Hettie Judah

2015 Exhibition Dreamodo ( Micky Modo + Spire ) hosted by Spirito Nuovo @ Villa Cabrini Moore Venice Italy

2014 Friuli: Italian Portraits

2014 The Silent Project

2013 "What's the point?" London UK (in collaboration with Spire)

2012 Exhibition @ Portrait Salon London UK

2011 Brides Magazine Conde' Nast UK

2010 Sticeboris Etrarte (in collaboration with Spire) Italy 

2009 The Marchesa Casati Book US + Summer Love Exhibition Italy (in collaboration with Spire)

2008 D della Repubblica + Vision China + Sticeboris + Il Velo Squarciato Italy + The European Photography Festival Reggio Emilia (in collaboration with Spire)

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