Mark Borthwick, photograph for Bless, I shared that sensibility, and it was a truly liberating idea: Nobody knows who you are, which encourages you to really listen to the self. Ironically, that kind of individual voice is usually used to feed or create a trend. But I was interested in the moment before a trend took shape. I was doing a lot of DJing and clubbing, a lot of going out and being really mischievous, and then I tried to find a way out of that. All of a sudden, someone lent me a camera and I started taking pictures. In those days I set up a darkroom in our apartment, which was full of light, so I had to black out the windows. None of it was intentional.
For the first time Vogue Italia have shot and printed covers for their September issue. Each of them dedicated to an individual protagonist. It is the portrait of a community that, having waited diligently, now finds itself making a fresh start. With a cast of people with interesting stories, talents in the most diverse fields, icons of the past, people who have nothing to do with fashion, of all ages were asked to tell the story of their life in a minute. Born in London. Starting out as a make-up artist. Mark first began taking photographs after moving to Paris in He had bought a small nightclub and began photographing the clientele. Having friends that included editors, his photographs soon made their way into fashion lifestyle magazines such as i-D and The Face.
From London, to Paris, to his current home in Brooklyn, New York, the multitalented Mark Borthwick has made a successful career out of his free and adventurous spirit. Water, kids, animals, the colours pink and purple and the unmistakable red of the sun are often the main elements of his photographs and create the signature of a unique, yet often copied style that has had him working with brands like Yohji Yamamoto, Hussein Chalayan, Missoni, Maison Martin Margiela and MYKITA. Borthwick was born in London and spent a substantial amount of time during his teenage years as a New Romantic on make-up sessions with his friends. This served as an empirical education and fine-tuned the skills he later needed to start a creative career in the fashion industry. Shortly after his first child was born Borthwick and his wife, fashion designer Maria Cornejo, relocated their young family to New York City, where most of his creative career has taken place. As a family man he started a series of multidisciplinary collaborations in different creative fields, while his photographic work continued to be published extensively in the most forward-thinking publications of the fashion industry, such as i-D, Vogue Italia and Purple Fashion Magazine. His home in Brooklyn, which seconds as a studio for many of his commercial assignments, embodies the spirit of his work.
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