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For the first time Vogue Italia have shot and printed 100 covers for their September issue. Each of them dedicated to an individual protagonist. It is the portrait of a community that, having waited diligently, now finds itself making a fresh start. With a cast of 100 people with interesting stories, talents in the most diverse fields, icons of the past, people who have nothing to do with fashion, of all ages were asked to tell the story of their life in a minute.

About the Artist

Born in London. Starting out as a make-up artist. Mark first began taking photographs after moving to Paris in 1984. He had bought a small nightclub and began photographing the clientele. Having friends that included editors, his photographs soon made their way into fashion lifestyle magazines such as i-D and The Face. His minimal but colour saturated aesthetic broke through the conventions of fashion photography and he went on to become one of the 90’s most influential and defining photographers, shooting for then fledgling magazines such as Purple, Self Service and AnOther as well as collaborating on campaigns including Comme Des Garçons, Martin Margiela and Yohji Yamamoto. Mark moved to New York in 1995 and has continued to create work that inspires, delights and documents the world around him not only as photographer, but also as a filmmaker and musician. He lives and works in Brooklyn.

Client List

  • Adidas
  • AnOther
  • Arena Homme +
  • Arles Magazine
  • Balenciaga
  • Burberry
  • COS
  • Dazed Magazine
  • Hermès
  • Hussein Chalayan
  • Hypebeast
  • Lou & Grey
  • Lula Magazine
  • Maison Margiela
  • Missoni
  • Modern Matter
  • Mykita
  • POP
  • Purple
  • Re-Edition
  • Replica
  • Self Service
  • System
  • The Gentlewoman
  • The New York Style Magazine
  • Union Magazine
  • Vanessa Bruno
  • Vogue
  • Yohji Yamamoto

Books

No Mark
IDEA
2017

Mark Borthwick’s ‘No Mark’ includes three Xerox printed photography books ‘18 october’, ‘Balenciaga 2016’ and ‘new your time’s’, the collection of poems ‘Ritual Situates’, and a series of posters. These Xerox books are printed on the same paper and grey scale as Mark originally reproduced his own seminal 90’s books such as “Synthetic Voices” and “Margiela 2000-1” that he Xeroxed for his friends when they had sold out.

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Africa
Jane & Jeremy
2014

The second in a series of small books exploring particular bodies of work by photographer Mark Borthwick. The series focused on Mark’s travelling in Africa. The book features 34 polaroids which Mark describes as ’the red being a beautiful source of perhaps fermentation, a surprise to the eye’s’. The book also features a poem and a signed print in an edition of 100 only.

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Bird’s set Sun’s
Jane & Jeremy
2011

The first in a series of small books exploring particular bodies of work by photographer Mark Borthwick. This particular series was a flow of skyscapes of birds and surreal horizons. The book featured 22 images and a poem and included a signed print in an edition of 100 only.

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Not In Fashion
Rizzoli
2009

This book showcases over 200 images from Borthwick’s best fashion editorials, celebrity portraits, and advertising work, as well as excerpts from his personal journals. The journal pages, consisting of Polaroids, sketches, and notes on shoots, reveal the workings of a photographer’s mind—the “behind the scenes” of the makings of a fashion image.

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Synthetic Voices
Art Data
1998

Synthetic Voices is a ground-breaking collection from the renowned alternative photographer Mark Borthwick. The book, which began as a diary, was later edited and re-configured by the artist to achieve the look of assemblage.

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