D’Orazio’s world is populated by supermodels, actors, rock stars, and icons.
His +30 year career has seen concurrent themes of eternal youth, stunning beauty, and rock and roll. D’Orazio documents the glamorous life with an up-close-and-personal approach, a signature wink from behind his camera leaves the viewer emerged in his world. D’Orazio’s portfolio is a mixture of informal and
posed – an uncensored and provocative trademark.
Since he first shot for Italian Vogue in 1981 D’Orazio’s work has been published in the likes of Andy Warhol’s Interview, Italian, French and British Vogue, Vanity Fair, and GQ among others.
A well-exhibited photographer and painter, D’Orazio has shown in museums and galleries internationally including, Kunsthaus Munich, Kunsthaus Vienna, LA County Museum, Stellan Holm Gallery (New York), Cameraworks Gallery (Berlin), Hilario Galguera Gallery (Mexico City), NRW Forum (Dusseldorf), a solo artist exhibition at Christie’s New York, Yoshii Gallery New York, CR Girls at Number Five A, New York City,
Publications include A Private View, Sante D’Orazio Photographs, Pam: American Icon, Katlick School, Gianni and Donatella, Barely Private and Sante D’Orazio Polaroids.
His films have been shown at the Venice Film Festival, Tate Modern, Art Basel and the Tribeca Film Festival.