Biography

Fulvio Bonavia is an award-winning advertising and editorial photographer known for his uniquely inventive imagery. His work has appeared in campaigns for everything from soft drinks and chewing gum to department stores, sportswear, and mobile phones. A master of CGI, Fulvio has also worked on high-concept car campaigns for Jaguar, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Volkswagen, Honda, Jeep, and Toyota, among others.

While traditional portraiture and still life photography play an important role in his images, Fulvio is perhaps best known for award-winning skills as a conceptual photographer. He has created sports gear made from green olives for a banking campaign; used food items to make gorgeous haute couture apparel inspired by designers such as Alexander McQueen and Prada; and crafted jewelry, accessories, handbags, and shoes out of edible elements for his book A Matter of Taste.

Born in Italy and now based in Milan, Fulvio started out as a graphic designer and illustrator of film posters before devoting his energies to photography. His work has been honored by Communication Arts, PDN, the Italian Art Directors Club, and the IPA, among others, and Luerzer’s Archive. He has also been named a Photographer of the Year by the Mobius Awards.

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