Mario Sorrenti

By
Photography Christian Brylle

Published May 2, 2017

PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN BRYLLE. SPECIAL THANKS: MILK STUDIOS.

At this point, Mario Sorrenti’s rise to fame is the stuff of legend: his early days as a model, his relationship with Kate Moss in the early 1990s, that Calvin Klein Obsession campaign. But, two decades later, his body of work speaks for itself: “I’m not afraid of men. I’m not afraid of women. I’m not afraid of sex and sexuality,” he told us in 2013. “It’s part of me, and it comes out in the photograph. It’s as if at that moment when I’m taking pictures, I’m not a man and I’m not a woman. If I see a moment that seems true to me, that seems honest, whether it’s female or male, it’s part of me as well.”

THINGS THAT INSPIRE ME:
Painting, sculpture, music, literature, women, and light.

THE PERSON I ADMIRE THE MOST:
Leonardo da Vinci.

AN EVENT I WISHED I’D WITNESSED:
The landing on the moon, a Beatles concerts, the unveiling of the Sistine Chapel, the discovery of the Americas, a Nirvana concert… There are too many things I wish I had witnessed.

MY BIGGEST ADVENTURE:
Life.

THINGS I’D LIKE TO IMPROVE ABOUT MYSELF:
Everything.

GAMES I PLAY:
Ping pong, foosball. 

THINGS I’LL BE REMEMBERED BY: 
My photographs.

SOME THINGS I’D RATHER FORGET:
Nothing.

MY IDEA OF HAPPINESS:
That moment when I’m creating.

For more from our “Beyond Here Lies Nothing” series, click here.