Originally being a reportage photographer, I landed into fashion quite randomly, being assigned by an Italian magazine to follow Karl Lagerfeld in his 2009 Venice Chanel Cruise fashion show.
I was immediately more attracted in the before and after, in the work and humanity behind the fashion shows, than in the shows themselves. Assignement after assignement, fashion week after fashion week, “The Backstage Diaries” is now quite a body of work, collecting 3 years of fashion backstage shootings, mainly between Milan and New York City.
“The Backstage Diaries” have been widely published (A magazine, Vogue.it, Vanity Fair, Elle France, by the others) and have been awarded with international photographic prizes such as IPA, NPPA, and WPGA.
I hope that “The Backstage Diaries” will become my first photographic book in a very near future.
Filippo Mutani is based in Milan, he teaches reportage and communication at IED Institute and at Il Sole 24 Ore Master School.
He is a worldwide contributor for Getty Images, represented for licensing by Art+Commerce.
His work appears in T-The New York Times, Financial Times, Newsweek, The Guardian, Internazionale, Touring/National Geographic, Elle, Grazia, Cosmopolitan, Vogue Italia, Vanity Fair, IL, Max, A magazine.