Was born in Florence, Italy.
He studied Medicine for three years at the university of Florence.
At 23 he decided to turn his passion for photography into a profession and started to shoot fashion and beauty.
Since 1990 he lives in the USA, in Los Angeles .
His work has been published by some of the leading magazines in the world.
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.
In his second book, “PRIVATE ROOMS”, 2005, Guido Argentini offers an entirely different type of personal journey, one where eroticism and beauty are clearly inseparable. Within these pages, we are invited to take a glimpse into a unique ‘feminine universe’. This second book is the result of ten years of photographs, all taken in the intimacy of closed rooms, ancient villas, modern apartments, many hotels, from the most elegant five-star locations enriched with luxurious velvets and four-posted beds to the most squalid insignificant hourly-rate motels furnished with cheap plastic chairs and worn-out wallpaper.
A universe where all these rooms become the theaters of the artist’s self-directed voyeuristic fantasies.
REFLECTIONS” was published in 2007, 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.
“SHADES OF A WOMAN” published in 2010.
In this new book I began exploring different levels and nuances of the female nature.
I feel that I constantly need to find new visions of the world and thus, life and women.
This latest project of mine is not my final goal; if ever, I believe this to be a starting point.
All I have accomplished so far has been “for the eyes of a woman”.
Women have always been the source of inspiration for all my art forms and, I suppose, this has been the case for all men who have tried to create something in the past.
This book contains just a few photos that have been published in my previous books; most are brand new shots, where I attempted to put in pictures a narrative. Consider them simply as single images, like frames taken from a movie. The story, the music, words, and silences are all left to the imagination of those who look at my photographs.
“ARGENTUM” was published in 2013.
It is the final collection of Guido Argentini’s silver photographs.
Evoking the luminous polished planes of the work of Brancusi and the verve of Degas’ ballet sketches, these photographs endow the human body with both the solidity of sculpture and the vivid energy of dance.
Using geometrical props Guido Argentini created a contrast between the human body and the archetypal forms of geometry: triangles, circles and squares.
The final result of many years of work is this book: Argentum.
A collection of more than 100 photographs of women and men: dancers, gymnasts and aerialists.
Argentum is a book but is also a movie, a documentary that reveals
The concepts that are behind the making of this book: Argentini’s esthetic of the human form and the skills of the athletes that posed for these photographs.
2011 Photographers Limited Editions, Vienna, Austria
2010 Young Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
2010 Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2010 Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Brucie collections, Kiev, Ukraine
2009 Photo Art Research, Florence, Italy
2007 Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Galerie Reygers, Munich, Germany
2006 James Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2006 Camera Work, Berlin, Germany
1998 Todd Kaplan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1996 Todd Kaplan Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
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