NEW YORK – PARIS – LONDON – BEVERLY HILLS – LOS ANGELES – MOSCOW
OSAKA – BERLIN – CHICAGO – MILAN – ROMA – OSTUNI – MODICA
“SICILY SOURCE OF INSPIRATION AND STYLE”
Federico Cannata was born in Sicily at MODICA, a place rich in history and cultural stratifications, today a world heritage site, where the cult of beauty is a tradition handed down from generation to generation.
Cannata has made its land its primordial source of inspiration vocation.
After graduating from the Catania Academy of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and then in Publishing,
Federico Cannata starts a series of important collaborations with artists, stylists, magazines international galleries, art galleries, hair stylists and design companies, bringing their creative flair all over the world.
His artistic work is imbued with a real mix of different cultures: contrasting and full of citations. These are photographs that generate accessing and vibrant colors, contaminated by typical elements of publishing: titles and descriptions are often indispensable in his creations thus showing a sophisticated mood. Every shot breathes a strong narrative air. Photographs as pages of a book of poems, as a super glossy magazine or as a frame of a short film: a personal vision that is always in continuous evolution.
“THE EXORD IN THE FASHION WITH VOGUE ITALIA MAGAZINE”
In 2013 the fashion magazine VOGUE ITALIA selects many of his photographs by creating a personal portfolio within the magazine, all thanks to Alessia Glaviano watchful eye, Photo Editor of Vogue, which inaugurated an entire section aimed at photographers of everything the world. In 2014 he had the opportunity to be present as a photographer at PARIS FASHION WEEK for the WHO’S NEXT event, an event aimed at young creative people of the world.
“SUCCESS IN LONDON AND INTERVIEW WITH VANITY FAIR ITALIA”
In September 2015 he was interviewed by journalist Ilaria Introzzi for STYLE.IT of VANITY FAIR ITALIA, sharing unpublished shots and many curiosities about his creative process. Then it’s time for THE PHOTO BEACON, a famous LONDON magazine that publishes its own shot defining the photographer as the new artist to be inspired. In December 2015 his photographs are published in the ART ABOUT ITALIA magazine, distributed in the main photography stores throughout Italy. In Sicily the advertising campaign, summer 2016, is launched for the designer LOREDANA ROCCASALVA entitled “Organic” created within a botanical garden, among aromatic plants and secular trees.
“IN PARIS WITH A NEW PROJECT IN MILAN FOR THE FASHION WEEK”
In 2016 he collaborates with the editorial staff of COTTO E MANGIATO of the Mediaset – Italia 1 television channel, the magazine of the famous COTTO E MANGIATO program led by Benedetta Parodi, creating advertising pages for a Made in Sicily canned food company. His photographic project “The life of others”, is entirely published in the photographic magazine LOEIL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE very much in vogue in PARIS, which hosts projects of the most important photographers in the world. On the occasion of MILAN FASHION WEEK, he will be the only Sicilian photographer to be selected for the exclusive WNFL event of the creative studio OED STUDIO of MILAN aimed at young talents from Italy. Together with a creative team he will create an advertising campaign for a fashion designer.“EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL PROJECT IN NEW YORK”
His shots dedicated to his beloved land arrive other ocean, in CANADA, in April 2016 the fashion magazine VULKAN MAGAZINE publishes the photographic series entitled “Attese”.
In July, his fashion editorial entitled “New visual of Japan” was published in the magazine of ELEGANT MAGAZINE distributed among the skyscrapers of NEW YORK CITY.
“SALONE DEL MOBILE MILANO FOR THE “THE FLAM” ITINERANT EXHIBITION”
In January 2017 he returns to collaborate with a series of important international fashion magazines, including: KROWD MAGAZINE in CANADA, BEAUNU MAGAZINE in LONDON, OBVIUOUS MAGAZINE at BEVERLY HILLS, VISIONARY MAGAZINE of NEW YORK, EN VIE FASHION MAGAZINE at OSAKA in JAPAN.
Federico Cannata thus has the opportunity to publish his artistic project entitled “Powerful” worldwide.
In March of the same year he presented a preview in MILAN, in the international gallery of the Daaa Haus group of architects, a personal project of fashion photographs entitled “The Flam”, at the SALONE DEL MOBILE 2017. He is interviewed by the fashion journalist Ramona Mondi for the magazine FNM MAGAZINE of ROME in June 2017, focusing on street photography which becomes art and storytelling.
“THE ONLY SICILIAN PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS PRADA JOURNAL PRIZE”
One of his shots entitled “Basic Popular Collage” is selected by PRADA during the international competition PRADA JOURNAL. Cannata will be the only Sicilian photographer to be chosen. In these months he is interviewed by the journalist Christian D’Antonio for THE WAY MAGAZINE MILAN, by the fashion journalist Francesca Interlenghi for THE DUMMY’S TALES MAGAZINE MILANO and by Rocco Rossitto for the editorial staff of BONAJUTO MAGAZINE, sharing his photographic works mainly in Sicily.
“THE FIRST COLLECTION OF FALL / WINTER 2017 PHOTOGRAPHS”
In October 2017 his first collection of autumn / winter 2017-18 shots entitled “Suggestions” comes to life, the most iconic works of Romanticism are printed on paper and then, like sculptures, modeled with the hands undergoing a process of laceration and destruction. The collection is published in many magazines, including: VOGUE ITALIA.IT in MILAN, KALTBLUT MAGAZINE in BERLIN, L’OEIL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE in PARIS, SPYNEWS MAGAZINE in LOS ANGELES and BASIC MAGAZINE in NEW YORK.
“PHOTOGRAPHER OF ELISABETTA FRANCHI AND CRISTIANO BURANI MILANO FASHION WEEK”
From 20 to 26 February 2018 she is the protagonist at the MILAN FASHION WEEK as official photographer at the fashion shows of ELISABETTA FRANCHI, CRISTIANO BURANI, ALBERTO ZAMBELLI, GIUSEPPE FATA, CORI AMENTA, CARLOS GIL, PEDRO PEDRO, ANTOLINA PARIS, RHEA COSTA, photographing their new collections autumn-winter 2018-19.
In February 2018 he created the new advertising campaign for the designer FRANCESCA FOSSATI MILANO, for his summer 2018 collection, previewed on VOGUE ITALIA.
On the occasion of the DESIGN WEEK of MILAN 2018 his new collection of spring / summer 2018 shots entitled “Madonnas” is exhibited in the futuristic gallery MAD GALLERY in MILAN.
“MOSCOW SIGNED HIS FIRST FASHION COVER”
In June 2018 he signed his first fashion cover for the Russian international magazine: CABINET DE L’ART MAGAZINE of MOSCOW. Inside the magazine will be published his most important photographic services and an exclusive interview made by the artistic director and editor in chief Olesya Sudzhan.
“FEDERICO CANNATA IN CINECITTÀ FOR HAUTE COUTURE FASHION SHOW”
In July 2018 the Sicilian photographer is the protagonist in the ROME film sets as official photographer of the fashion magazine D-ART MAGAZINE on the occasion of the spring / summer 2019 haute couture fashion shows of the prestigious event ALTA ROMA. The photos taken by Cannata will then be accompanied by the pen of Laura Gagliano, a Sicilian but Roman-born blogger and writer of adoption.
Federico Cannata photographs the fashion shows of: RENATO BALESTRA, SYLVIO GIARDINA, SOOCHA, MARIANNA CIMINI, EMILIO RICCI, EDITHMARCEL.
“IN PUGLIA FOR A NEW ARTISTIC PROJECT”
She returns to collaborate with the couturier FRANCESCA FOSSATI MILANO for a new art project entitled “Ammare” linked to her fashion collection of summer swimwear 2019. The shots taken by Federico Cannata will be set in PUGLIA at OSTUNI in the summer residence of the designer who is very attached to this land. The collection, together with the photo shoots, will be presented in a world preview to journalists, buyers and prestigious clients in the GALLERIA FATTO AD ARTE of MILAN on the occasion of the FASHION WEEK 2018.
“ALBERTA FERRETTI, ANTONIO MARRAS, ELISABETTA FRANCHI AND AIGNER”
The photographer returns in September 2018 again to MILAN to follow and photograph the fashion shows of the FASHION WEEK, collaborating with some sector magazines. He will again be invited by famous fashion houses: ALBERTA FERRETTI, ANTONIO MARRAS, ELISABETTA FRANCHI, HOGAN, BORSALINO, AIGNER, DIMITAR DRADI.
“NEW ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS IN MILAN AND MODICA”
The Sicilian magazine I LOVE SICILIA of PALERMO dedicates to him an article written by the journalist Giulia Mormino: a story of the main collaborations and creative encounters of the photographer.
Sign the new advertising campaign of the visionary designer DIMITAR DRADI spring-summer 2019 haute couture collection, shots taken inside an industrial pastry shop. In January 2019 he returns to his homeland, to MODICA, to create an artistic project for the designer ANGELA NOBILE. The project entitled “Solo per te” will be realized within the creative laboratories of the Liceo Artistico T.Campailla in Modica, including classical statues and works of art of unmistakable value.“MILAN FASHION WEEK 2019”
In February 2019 it will again be the protagonist of the MILAN FASHION WEEK, called by prestigious international brands to photograph their new fashion proposals for winter 2019-20, including: EMILIO PUCCI, MONCLEIR, FRANCESCA LIBERATORE, ELISABETTA FRANCHI, ANTONIO MARRAS.
“SHORT FILM ON SICILY IN MILAN”
During the DESIGN WEEK of MILAN 2019 he made a short film for the Milanese concept store COUTURIER MAESTRI D’ARTE created by the entrepreneur of Raffaella Verri, displaying, sequence by sequence, the beauties of Sicily: from architecture to fashion, from craftsmanship to the landscape.
“A FASHION ADVERTISEMENT FOR SWITZERLAND”
In April 2019 he was chosen by the Swiss designer LAURA BLAGHO to photograph his new collection, summer 2020, of handmade collars. The location chosen will be Sicily, MODICA, within the creative studio of light design In Sensu. Four women of different ages, professions and ethnicities will be photographed together for a hymn to diversity and the many forms of beauty. Return to Milan to be one of the main protagonists of SICILIA RELOADED during the DESIGN WEEK 2019, a prestigious wind that celebrates and brings together creative Sicilians around the world.
“IN MONZA FOR A NEW PROJECT”
The designer FRANCESCA FOSSATI MILANO again involves Federico Cannata to portray her new summer 2020 high fashion collection, entitled “Quando chiudo la porta”. The shots were taken inside the royal room which is located in the central station of MONZA.