Gray Sorrenti Bursts into Photography Scene
Gray Sorrenti, daughter of fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti, has burst into the photography scene and succeeded. Named a BoF 500, the 22-year-old has been working with brands like Loewe since she was a teenager. Years of hard work has quickly paid off and Sorrenti has made a name for herself outside her family. In 2020, she shot Rihanna for Harper’s Bazaar and now works with a variety of publications from the WSJ to i-D Magazine. Her collaborators recur with Yves Saint Laurent and Calvin Klein being frequent ones.
Gray Sorrenti Photography
Sorrenti’s work, frequently in black and white, is intimate and uses the model as a focal point of the shoot. Often shot in close-up, pictures rely on the model to tell a story. This reliance on the human body leads to a sensuality that isn’t vulgar but primal. While advertising a product is largely what fashion photography has seen itself fall into, Sorrenti is a fan of conveying emotion above all.
But the fashion industry, like entertainment, is coming for a digital reckoning of sorts. Against so-called “nepo babies” – shorthand for children of nepotism. Sorrenti can be lumped into this category but she has largely evaded this call out. Some might say the lack of interest in niche photography scenes might be a reason. But Sorrenti has quickly made a name outside of her family. One can largely attribute her success to talent.
As the youth of today become fashion’s future, Sorrenti leads a pack of young creatives who will shape the industry. Her work seems to reflect her values. She regularly works with diverse models whether it be race or size. Photographers are often the barriers of entry for models who don’t fit the industry’s standards. Sorrenti is a mirror for what her generation values in art and how they might change the old guard.
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