About Francesco Majo
Multi-media artist Francesco Majo was born in Italy in 1967. His childhood was influenced by classical studies which somehow inspires his aesthetic even today. Ever since he started using the camera, around the age of 5, Francesco always searched for a different point of view for the pictures he was taking. He always wanted to give an object or a scene a different meaning from what reality represented in order to express a different concept or a criticism.
Art, at least in his way of expressing himself, is to communicate ideas that he can’t express only with words but that often arise from thoughts transcribed in a notebook and then transformed into sketches. A sort of “Surrealism-Pop” has become the way Francesco uses to express his artistic ideas and criticise the over-consumerist society we live in.
Professionally Francesco Majo is an advertising & food photographer. His work reflects the places where he lived most, Milan, London, Paris, Barcelona. Francesco studied photography at IED in Milan and later he got a travel journalism degree in London.
His challenge is to transform the ordinary into extraordinary trying always to make food and lifestyle photography an art expression.
For more than twenty years he has contributed to create the visual identity of many international brands and magazines.
Since the very beginning of his career he has been working, as a team, with Nataly Cadavid, a Colombian creative stylist and photographer.
The duo are married, have 4 kids a dog and few cats.
They love moving from a country to another enjoying and exploring new places and different cultures.
The team is used to work and shoot also, remotely from where they are, connecting to international clients via Apps.
They offer, in-house high end photography, film direction, retouching, video editing, food styling and prop styling and of course they have access to a large choice of props, backgrounds, linens etc.
food production website: www.aubergineproductions.com
2017: Golden Palm @ MEXICO INTERNATIONAL FILM under Narrative Short Competition category with ” WATER EMOTIONS ” short film
2016 1st prize @ FESTIVAL INTERNATIONALE DE LA PHOTO CULINAIRE ( PARIS NOV 2016 ) / project: THE TABLE
2013 1st prize @ FESTIVAL INTERNATIONALE DE LA PHOTO CULINAIRE ( PARIS NOV 2013 ) / project: NATURAL JEWELS
2006 INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AWARDS – NEW YORK FESTIVAL ADV TRE MARIE Croissanterie MOON – Agency Lorenzo Marini & Associati – Creative Director: Mauro Maniscalco
2006 MOBIUS – ADV TRE MARIE – Agency Lorenzo Marini & Associati
Elle, GQ, House&Garden, Psychologies Mag, Sale&Pepe, Saveurs, Vogue Gioiello, Wine Enthusiast, Alli, Algida, Autogrill, Bertolli, Bo Frost, Bonne Maman, Buitoni, Carrefour, Ducros / Shwartz, Findus, KitchenAid, Krikita, Knorr, Kraft Foods Italy and Spain, Leclerc, Giovanni Rana, Mondelez, M&Ms, Nadec, Nescafè, Perugina, Sainsbury’s, Sony Playstation, Swatch, Tyson, Tre Marie, Unilever, Vahiné, Wall’s and agencies such as Australie, 1HQ, Athem, Future Brand, Grey Paris, Leo Burnett, Lorenzo Marini, JKR, JWT, Mc Cann Ericksson, MRM, Oveja Negra, Saatchi&Saatchi, RBA, Saatchi Gad, Vibrand, WCRS, Young & Rubicam.