When Italian glamour master Guido Argentini focuses his camera on beautiful women in front of mirrors, the results are doubly erotic. Tall, striking models wrapped in seductive lingerie and brazen in their own raw sexuality admire their own physiques in a variety of reflective surfaces. The unusual perspectives allowed by mirrors heighten the dramatic eroticism of these world-class beauties. These lush, elaborately composed photos prove that even the greatest stars discover themselves in the looking glass.
“I have always been fascinated by reflections: on mirrors, on water, on shiny metallic surfaces, even in the iris of the eye. Looking through my archives I discovered a vast collection of photographs of women looking at themselves in mirrors: a sort of unconscious research about the woman who studies herself, falls in love, and gets lost in her own image.” Guido Argentini 2007
Guido Argentini was born and raised in Florence, Italy. He spent three years attending medical school before deciding, at age 23, to follow his passions and pursue a career as a photographer. He currently lives between Italy and U.S.A., spending the majority of his time in Los Angeles. In 2003, Guido Argentini’s first book, Silvereye, presented an exquisite series of studio and landscape nudes. That work was a reflection of the artist’s great personal passion for sculpture and dance. His second book, Private Rooms, published in 2005, offers an entirely different type of personal journey, one where eroticism and beauty are clearly inseparable. This second book is the result of ten years of photographs, all taken in the intimacy of closed rooms that become the theaters of the artist’s self-directed voyeuristic fantasies. His latest book Reflections came out in autumn 2007.