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Daniele Tedeschi (1975, Turin) started as a photo journalist working in intimate black & white, exhibiting in installations.
He attended classes with Franco Fontana, Ferdinando Scianna, Andrea Modica and Arno Rafael Minkkinen.
Following the death of his father in 1998, he moved to Paris.
In the French capital, after a short period as Paolo Roversi’s assistant, he specialized in fashion photography keeping his conceptual approach.
In 2000, he won the Picto-Kodak Prize for fashion photography. In 2001, he was the exclusive photographer for the fashion supplements of the French newspaper Le Figaro and in 2002, for Time Magazine. He then shot the cover for Crash, a commercial for Prada in Dazed & Confused and published a portfolio for the Parisian concept store Comme des Garçons in Purple.
Since then, his work has been published in numerous renowned periodicals such as SZ Magazin, Modzik, Blackpool, +ING, Collezioni Uomo, Le Figaro, Time, Purple, Dazed & Confused, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Vogue (Greece), Muteen, L’Officiel Grèce, Mixte, Palace Costes, Esquire (Hong Kong), and others.
Very pronounced contrasting light effects and sculptural use of shadow are the characteristic features of his work.
In 2004, he co-founded an artistic movement with Artus, Dirloz and Edouard Salier, called Art Posthume which gave rise to a manifesto. Art Posthume burst onto the Parisian art scene when it invited a hundred artists to take part in its show at the Artcore gallery. These works were then compiled in the book Art Posthume International released in 2006 at Agnès B.
Tedeschi’s installations are composed of photography, video and music. He seeks to create physical, convivial spaces to be lived in, close to works of the Arte Povera while exploring baroque aesthetics through the use of red tinted lights.
He’s had shows in several Parisian galleries, Yvon Lambert, Artcore, Patricia Dorfmann, Public, Agnès B, Plume, and others. Between 2008 and 2010, he mounted a Picto Prize retrospective exhibition at the Hôtel de Sauroy, took part in a collective exhibition for AIDES at the Yvon Lambert gallery, featured at the Drouot auction house and projected his photo “Jessie” on a 15-meter high wall in the Marais district of Paris.
In 2011 the artist Artus De Lavilleon paid tribute to him in Mon Ami Daniele, an exhibition in the form of an installation at the La Tour gallery leading to Late Biosas, the book of this retrospective from 1994 to 2011.
During the summer 2015 he exposed My First Book and Other Secrets a photos installation in the 0fr bookstore gallery in Paris.
During The Month of Photography 2016 in Paris, he projects two photo series extracted from the unpublished work “Presenza / Assenza” at the Cutlog art fair and comes back to fashion with a special fashion editorial “Junya Watanabe / Comme des Garçons” for Bad To The Bone magazine.
In 2017, the Japanese magazine DRIVETHRU dedicates a portfolio to his work. He recently made a photo reportage on the Rencontres d’Arles.
Daniele Tedeschi is currently working on several book projects tracing his career as an artist and photographer.