"Rettore, non-recyclable Icon"
Demian Savinio (photographer) is the alter ego of Domiziano Cristopharo, the Italian (Rome) internationally acclaimed actor and movie director who came to prominence with his first film, "House of Flesh Mannequins" (Los Angeles, 2008).
Savinio's technical brilliance as a photographer transforms each of his images from a simple picture to a sensual work of art.
Few photographers have so ruthlessly expressed their personal vision and aesthetic through the lens of a camera.
With contrasting whites cutting through the inky dark backgrounds, Savinio's imagery enters through one's eyes and into one's heart, one's soul. White light becomes white heat becomes white meat. The result gives these forms and images a three-dimensional reality. The glossy, colorful flesh jumps off the page, so vivid as if one can touch the real, living body.
Savinio's fine art photography has been the subject of CD covers, film posters, and exhibitions, as well as much-sought-after art residing in significant private collections.
"Art is never chaste and we should keep her away from pure ignorants. It it were chaste, it wouldn't be art at all."