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Federico Fellini was an Italian film director known for a distinct style that blends fantast and baroque images. He is considered to be one of the most influential and revered filmmakers of the 20th Century.

In this photography, Pierluigi captures Fellini off set. Pierluigi Praturlon, (‘Pierluigi’) was one of the most well- known of the original paparazzi and a regular fixture on the Cinecitta film sets. In the past, on-set photographers had contented themselves with posed portraits of stars between takes, but Pierluigi brought a fresh vitality to this genre by employing reportage- style photography on set. He often framed his images very close, emphasizing the drama of the moment. Pierluigi was a very cultured man and also spoke five languages. He quickly became personal photographer to many of the greatest stars of the day, including Sophia Loren. Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio Gassman, Elsa Martinelli and Marlon Brando are also among the stars who chose to be immortalized by the celebrated photographer. Pierluigi soon gained the nickname ‘Lux’ because like the advertisement for the soap claimed, he was ‘the choice of nine stars out of ten.’

Inscribed on reverse:

1/11

Stamped on reverse:

PHOTO BY GIANNI PRATURLON

COPYRIGHT "PIERLUIGI" fotonotizie d'attualita per la stampa Roma - Via del Babuino, 29 - Tel. 672.895 356.8444

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Pierluigi Praturlon

Federico Fellini

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

23.8 x 29.8 cms (9.35 x 11.71 ins)

1963

 

£650