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Mariano Vivanco

Posted by Stephan Moskovic | January 4th, 2013

Mariano Vivanco: Personal Project

The body beautiful is on full display in this exclusive preview of Mariano Vivanco‘s limited edition eponymous book, a personal series of photographs that features several of fashion’s most spectacular physiques. With a forward by Nicola Formichetti and alluring images of Anne Vyalitsyna, Melodie Monrose Chiharu Okunugi,Sara Sampaio, Andrej Pejic, Caio Cesar and Garrett Neff, the collection provides a modern take on the classical nude. Vivanco captures physical perfection in striking sepia tones and makes the most of his beautiful young cast, experience the story and exclusive video only in MDX.

All photos courtesy of Mariano Vivanco for
Hair by Marki Shkreli
Makeup by Niki Mnray
Video Editing by Junietsy Demarcos

Mariano’s nudes have a distinct aura that is very rare. The viewer shares an intimate moment with the photographs. His subjects appear strong but not victimized, confident within their vulnerability. This set of images radiate a glow, light coating each body like a bronzed, golden or copper statue.

We first worked together in the year 2000 and since then our working relationship has flourished. For over a decade we have done some memorable fashion shoots.

In the search for honesty in his images, he has the ability to strip a person down to his or her essence, allowing the sitter to speak and to flourish, dressed or undressed. This speaks volumes to his talent as a photographer. I often refer to Mariano’s work as timeless, like a renaissance painting, a classic movie or sometimes a chaotic opera!

As I stand next to him while he creates, I perhaps know how he works to realize his images; he fuels them with his life and with his soul.


Nicola Formichetti

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40 Comments to “Mariano Vivanco”

  1. Cool says:

    But it aint no Herb Ritts!

  2. Matt Volta says:


  3. TeeVanity says:

    Absolutely incredible.

  4. Fashion muse says:

    Wow Steve Gold looks better than ever!

  5. kaorum says:

    this is so gorgeous and beautiful.
    I love the way of each photos’s lighting. this is incredibly artistic.

  6. Bo says:

    Stunning! The one who stands out most however is the guy in the last pictures with long hair. Anybody knows who he is?

  7. Ana Rita says:

    Sara Sampaio looks absolutely gorgeous and so sexy. I’m so happy for her

  8. Roni K says:


  9. evr says:

    amazing models, amazing shots. so hot!

  10. slinnea says:

    sara sampaio is flawless!! But i never understand why it’s necessary to make nudity such a prominent part of modeling. I dont approve

  11. Tim Harrington says:

    Oh God, Andrej looks so beautiful. Im so in love!!

  12. Melodie Monrose looks amazing. !!!

  13. Whalen Bryce says:

    I love Mariano Vivanco and this post, great work. My only thing is the models aren’t sexy enough and the retouching is very poor.

    Love Melodie & Andrej!

  14. Laura says:

    these pictures are the envy of the editorship of Alessandra Ambrosio for Made In Brazil, the editorial ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO is better!

  15. lyn says:

    So ridiculus…still this stuff’s 2013! Jeez!!!

  16. stradivarius says:

    i have his book with the male nudes. but i dont know why he goes reproduce avedon, now ritts. he is cool with himself why he need reinventing???mariano do your own stuff u are better with it? if you werent i woudlnt buy your book and pay 70$.

  17. stradivarius says:

    the retouch is great. stop with the negativity its not heavy and its great!

  18. mike says:

    Andrej saves this 4 me, otherwise Boring!


  20. Melt says:

    WOW !!! stunning , Melodie is too simply amazing and flawless ! Andrej is …i have no word , just great.

  21. T. says:

    A completely excellent set of images that absolutely accomplish your mission of celebrating the human form. Home run!

  22. Alden says:

    Great video… but it makes the other females in the series an afterthought.

  23. frank says:

    Love these photos! Will you be posting anymore from the book? Or is this all that’s being released?

  24. Fido says:

    Naturally stunning

  25. dexter says:

    WOW!!! Really stunning pics.

  26. milex says:

    They say I look like Andrej Pejic and I can see it here now.

  27. Sara is the hottest! Nice pics

  28. peter says:

    Well, I must say , the pics are really stunning.

  29. Alex says:

    Gorgeous Photos, I am just stunned watching ’em.

  30. Richa says:

    Fantastic Pics, I juzz love the photography.

  31. alexander says:

    Fabulous, Fantastic Pics..

  32. huber nelson says:

    hi….very sexys the photos…..beautis….

  33. telford says:

    Caio is so beautiful. I’d like to have him served up with vine leaves in his hair. We can make our own Caesar salad and our own dressing!

  34. Nick says:

    These are probably the most amazing pictures of models I’ve ever seen, lol! Better keep looking around to find some more, hehe 😀

  35. Amy says:

    There are well framed and the sepia tone helps define the shape of the figure!

  36. sam says:

    Melodie Monrose is an incredible model … pure beauty !!! vive la Martinique 😉

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  38. Anna says:

    Beautiful pictures and amazing models!

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