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Biography

Paolo Leone born in Catania in 1962, he graduates in Architecture at the Milan’s Politecnico University and moves to Paris in 1990. There he is invited to attend the "Festival de la photo de Mode" in the young talent section. Soon after, he catches the eyes of Franca Sozzani, Italian Vogue director, and starts his collaboration with Condé Nast Italia, still ongoing today. From ‘94 to ’97, he works with Dolce & Gabbana shooting several advertising campaigns. In 2009, along with Donatella Sartorio, he conceives for Tod's, the photographic book ‘Italian Touch’ and then the relative advertising campaign for the brand. He opens “Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture” with an exhibition at the museum of contemporary art with the Viennese artist Irene Andessner. With her, he also attends the “Month of Viennese Photography” in 2009 with an exhibition sponsored by Polaroid. In that same year, he produces with Collateral Film the documentary on the island of Stromboli, entitled "Pietre Parlanti", with which he attends the “Salina Festival”. Among his clients: Vogue Italy, L'Uomo Vogue, Casa Vogue, Glamour Italia, Tod's, Amica, Vogue Spain, Dolce & Gabbana, Fabiana Filippi , Stern, Marie Claire International, Marni , Marie Claire Germany, Madamoiselle, Kartell, Detour, My Self Italia , Alberto Guardiani, Cosmopolitan, Bruno Bordese , L'Officiel Italy, Departure Usa , Bloomsberg Mag , Bilancioni,NewYork Industrie , Ramp Magazine , Tim, Coin , Zoomagazine , Style , Sportweek , Svevo , Elle Italia, Rolling Stone, Журнал Glamour, The Deluxer, Glamour Spain, Allure Korea. He currently lives in Sicily.