Nicola Majocchi spent his teenaged years hurtling down the snow-covered slopes of the Italian Alps as a member of Italy’s Junior Downhill Ski Team. By the time he was 19 years old, however, 15 broken bones and two knee surgeries had given him ample reason to trade in his skis for a Hasselblad.
In 1988, after graduating from the Brooks Institute with honors and a bachelor’s degree in photographic illustration, Majocchi headed to New York City, where he landed a job as an assistant to Irving Penn.
After five years of working with Penn on accounts such as L’Oreal, Calvin Klein, Issey Miyake, Clinique and Vogue, Majocchi struck out on his own.
Before long, his signature photographic style — a postmodern mix of urban edginess, elegant juxtapositions, and a timeless romanticism that rises ineluctably out of his European past — had solidified his position as one of New York’s most sought-after fashion and beauty photographers.
Today, Majocchi’s clients include a wide variety of advertising brands as well as editorial companies from all over the world.