Fulvio Bonavia is an award-winning advertising and editorial photographer known for his uniquely inventive imagery. Born in Italy, he began his career as a graphic designer and illustrator of film posters, before devoting his energies to photography.
Working between Milan and New York, his collaboration with the world’s best advertising agencies has led to the creation of some of the industry’s most iconic photography in recent years. He won the “Photographer of the Year” award at the prestigious Mobius Awards in the US, as well as numerous other industry awards.
Outside of the advertising industry, he has received numerous awards from institutions such as PDN in New York, American Photography, Communication Arts, the Prix de la Photographie in Paris and the International Photography Award in US.
In addition to continuous artistic research, he has collaborated with magazines such as Vogue Gioiello, Vogue Accessory, Vogue Italia and Vanity Fair as well as with several luxury brands, helping to define their image with his distinctive style.
Haute couture with an unexpectedly edible edge inspired the subject matter of his first book, “A Matter of Taste”, published by Hachette and distributed in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany and Italy.
His photography was exhibited at the Bon Marché in Paris to promote the French version of “A Matter of Taste”, entitled “Le goüt du luxe” and he was invited to Hong Kong to exhibit at the Landmark, the city’s mecca of luxury where he was featured on television and radio, as well as in magazines and newspapers.
Taking inspiration from his artistic research, the British magazine Garage commissioned him to create four images for its debut issue, along with contributions by artist like Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Richard Prince and Marina Abramovich. For this shoot, he chose not to focus on accessories, but rather to interpret whole looks by Prada, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and Moncler, working alongside renowned fashion editor Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert. The images created for this series were awarded at the Prix de la Photographie in Paris.
Lewis Blackwell, photo curator and founder of Creative Review magazine, included him in the book "Photowisdom Masters Photographers on Their Arts" along with some of the world's most recognised photographers such as David La Chapelle, Albert Watson, Tim Walker, and Elliot Erwitt, to name a few.
For his personal series “Flora deluge” won the “Fine Art Photographer of the Year" award at the International Photography Awards in the US.
He has nowadays dedicated himself to personal research, developing various artistic and editorial projects. In the commercial field, he continues to collaborate with various brands to develop their image.