Saturday, March 19, 2016
COFFEE BEANS & BEINGS / A CUP WITH MARIA GRAZIA CUCINNOTA
1996 LAVAZZA CALENDAR
PHOTOGRAPHY: FERDINANDO SCIANNA
Forgive if we decided to share a cup of coffee with famed Italian actress and model Maria Grazia Cucinotta in a more private setting. The one time Bond girl posed for this coffee image for international photographer Ferdinando Scianna while on location for photos for a Lavazza Calendar.
The calendar took on a warm, Mediterranean style in 1996, thanks to the atmosphere created by Ferdinando Scianna's shots, who staged the coffee in the gentle, diffused light of classically Italian setting sun, mixing the sensual pleasures of coffee with the warm tones of the South. The exceptional testimonial and perfect interpreter of these atmospheres was—of course--Maria Grazia Cucinotta.
Ferdinando Scianna was born in Sicily in 1943. He alternated between reportages, fashion assignments, advertising and portraits, and finally achieved international acclaim, while continuing to work as a journalist.
Martinfranca di Puglia, Italy