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Francesco Carrozzini was born in Italy in 1982. He grew up in a very creative environment, being exposed at a very early age to art and, while still in High School, started making films. In 2001 Francesco enrolled at the University of Milan to study Philosophy. Two years later, while still a student, he received his first assignment as director: a spot for Italian MTV; that same year, one of his videos was shown in the cathedral of Milan, alongside the work of artist Bill Viola.
At age 22 Francesco moved to New York City, where he continued his directing career and had his feature film debut a year later, when he went to Poland to shoot a documentary about the life of the experimental theatre company ‘Wierszalin’. He has since directed TV commercials for Rayban, for which he was nominated as best young director in Cannes, Tommy Hilfiger and many others. In 2008 he shot a short film in the rooms of the infamous Chelsea Hotel titled “1937”. Which he presented at the Venice Film Festival. He also pioneered “The Screen Tests” for The New York Times, a collection of interviews featuring today’s most influential people. When a few publications asked Francesco to publish stills from an art film he made with Linda Evangelista, he started to work for magazines finding in portraiture his main interest. His pictures appear in publications such as Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, W, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Italian Vogue and L’Uomo Vogue, amongst others. His advertising clients include Tommy Hilfiger, Biotherm Homme, Emporio Armani, Frederic Fekkai, Hudson Jeans, Baume & Mercier and Chopard.
Francesco lives in New York City and once a year teaches a photography workshop at The University of Venice, Italy.