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Backhaus, Maria Vittoria (1942)

After having studied set design, Maria Vittoria Backhaus became a photojournalist before turning to fashion photography from the 1970s. She was remarked for her gigantic and flamboyant settings that placed women in fruitful narratives, thus anticipating many editorial trends. Never afraid of ironic, trashy and even kitsch colorful compositions, the Italian photographer privileged a playful extravaganza, confusing the everyday and the surreal, making her sophisticated housewives experience a commedia dell’arte-like aesthetic and ‘finding concealed beauty into ugliness’.

Tags / Maria Vittoria Backhaus - Italian Photographer - Fashion - Extravagant - 1980s
Maria Vittoria Backhaus, Walter Albini for Trell, Advertisement for the India Collection, Vogue, Spring/Summer 1977
Maria Vittoria Backhaus, Walter Albini for Trell, Advertisement for the India Collection, Vogue, Spring/Summer 1977
Maria Vittoria Backhaus, Walter Albini campaign, 1970s
Maria Vittoria Backhaus, Walter Albini campaign, 1970s
Maria Vittoria Backhaus, Walter Albini for Trell, Advertisement for the India Collection, Vogue, Spring/Summer 1977
Maria Vittoria Backhaus, Walter Albini for Trell, Advertisement for the India Collection, Vogue, Spring/Summer 1977
Maria Vittoria Backhaus, Walter Albini campaign, 1970s
Maria Vittoria Backhaus, Walter Albini campaign, 1970s
Maria Vittoria Backhaus, Walter Albini campaign, 1970s
Maria Vittoria Backhaus, Walter Albini campaign, 1970s
Maria Vittoria Backhaus, Walter Albini campaign, 1970s
Maria Vittoria Backhaus, Walter Albini campaign, 1970s
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Maria Vittoria Backhaus, Walter Albini campaign, 1970s
Maria Vittoria Backhaus, Walter Albini campaign, 1970s
Maria Vittoria Backhaus, Walter Albini for Trell, Advertisement for the India Collection, Vogue, Spring/Summer 1977
Maria Vittoria Backhaus, Walter Albini for Trell, Advertisement for the India Collection, Vogue, Spring/Summer 1977
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