These photograph were initially part of the “An eternal moment – Fallen Angels” exhibition at Spazio Ersel in Turin, Italy, in 2015 - a curation by Valerio Tazzetti and Paola Giubergia - organized in collaboration with Photo & Contemporary and Spazio 81.
The Selects Gallery is pleased to introduce Giovanni Gastel, one of the most prominent Italian Fashion photographers.
Born in Milan in 1955, Giovanni Gastel is the Nephew of Luchino Visconti. His name appears in magazines along with that of photographers such Oliviero Toscani, Giampaolo Barbieri, Ferdinando Scianna, Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon.
Gastel's style is characterized by a poetic elegance that is both grandiose and restrained. Also a poet and writer, his work is inspired by women heroines from theatre and Italian comedy. Through the usage of a color range which he calls “colors of memory”, Gastel creates a unique sense of permanence and atemporality.
In 1997 the Milan Triennale dedicates the first curation by Germano Celant, and in 2002, as part of the event La Kore Fashion Oscar, Giovanni Gastel receives the Oscar for photography. Gastel had over 30 exhibitions in Europe. He is honorary President of the Associazione Fotografi Italiani Professionisti and permanent member of the Polaroid Museum of Chicago.