Sophia Loren Twirling, 1955 - Ormond GIGLI

Sophia Loren Twirling, 1955

Ormond GIGLI

Sophia Loren Twirling

Original Photography

Coupler Chromogenic Print

11 x 16 inch / 28 x 40,5 cm

Ed 25

Signed and numbered

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  • Ormond GIGLI

    Ormond GIGLI was born in New York City in 1925 within a modest family. The photographic journey started when, still a teenager, his father offered him his first camera. Ormond GIGLI is fond of photography. After the class, he worked as an assistant for several photographers. Thanks to that he met the fashion world through Wilhela CUSHMAN, fashion editor for the Ladie’s Home Journal. He graduated from the School of Modern Photography in 1942 and served in the Navy as a photographer during World War 2. He spent some time living a bohemian life in France: “ I lived the life of a penniless artist in Paris… and it was a wonderful place to be ”. His career took off in 1952. He was working at this moment for the Rapho photo agency, when a LIFE editor enlisted him to do a series of celebrity portraits in replacement of Robert CAPA. This very same year LIFE assigned Ormond GIGLI t...

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