ABOUT


Born in Milan in 1958, photographer Giampaolo Vimercati first came to light in 1984 while working on Italian fashion publishing.Based in Paris, he specialized in fashion, beauty and advertising, collaborating with numerous French and global publications.
A fan of sports and lover of speed, Giampaolo built his talent capturing moving subjects.His perspective often captures unusual details while exploring unexpected points of view. Gifted with a peculiar sensitivity in balancing light and shadow, he knows how to glamorously depict the strength and beauty of an action.
The first remarkable showcase of his ability appeared on a reportage on the stage of Roland Garros, with tennis superstars Nadal and Federer.He subsequently photographed numerous world-class athletes, such as Sébastien Chabal, Camille Lacourt, and Andy Roddick, for advertising campaigns (Perfumes Caron, Clarins Men, Lacoste Challenge). He crafted photo-editorials in prestigious magazines like Vanity Fair, Sport & Style and L’Uomo Vogue, photographing Zlatan Ibrahimovich, Nicolas Anelka, Morgan Parra, Vincent Clerc, and Byron Kelleher.
After acquiring a thoroughbred, he started experimenting with horse photography.His work forthe Palio di Siena has seen widespread exposure in Italy and France between 2000 and 2002.In the following years, he realized numerous advertisement campaigns for “France Galop”, a French company that organize national flat racing and obstacle and the 2013 equitation brochure for French fashion house Hermès.
In 2010 he is hired by the Association of Jockeys for an important reportage for the exposition “Les sportifs de l’extreme”, entirely dedicated to the world of horse racing. On this project, Giampaolo Vimercati illustrated the intense and dangerous job of the jockey.Following the great success of the Deauville expo, eight of these images are selected for a monumental exposition in front of the tribunes of the Chantilly racetrack, installed during the Prix du Jockey Club and the Diane Longines in June 2012.
Giampaolo Vimercati is currently exhibited on a new exposition, “Hippodrome d’Auteuil, le Temple de l’obstacle”, which it’s actually in place from 19 May to today.Also in the making is a photo book on his perception of the relationship between man and horse and the world of the races “ The Race- Horses & Jockeys”

MAGAZINES

ITALIAN PUBLICATIONS:

Vogue Bellezza, Donna, Mondo Uomo, Io Donna, Zoom, Grazia, Cosmopolitan, Amica, Max, A Magazine, Sportweek, Glamour, L’uomo Vogue, Vanity Fair, How to Spend It, Rolling Stone

FRENCH PUBLICATIONS:

Marie-Claire, Marie-Claire Bis, Elle, Glamour, Joyce, Lui, L’officiel, Optimum, Photo, Vsd, Capital, Wad, Figaro, L’equipe Feminine, L’equipe Magazine, Sport & Style, Sport, Gala, Grazia, Paris Match, Citizen K 

INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS:

Not Only Sport (AUS), More (US), Icôn (CH), Equestrio (CH) Vanity Fair (SPA), GQ(DE), GQ(RU), Marie-Claire (RU),  Le Pan (HK)

COMMERCIAL PUBLICATIONS:

Blue Horse Longines (CH) Richard Mille (CH)


ADVERTISING & CATALOGUES


Paul & Shark : Winter 2016/17 print campaign and catalogues
Longines 2015/16/17 : Print & billboard campaign
Hermès Equitation 2015 : Saut Hermès Print & Web
FFT 2015 : Open de Bercy Parisbas Print Web Billboard campaign
Clarins Men Spa 2015 : (talent Camille Lacourt) PR Web
Shock Absorber 2015 : Print Web
Longines 2014/15 : Booklet for the launch of The Moon Phase watch
Shock Absorber: 2014 print campaign and catalogues
Hermès : 2013 Equitation Brochure
France Galop: 2013 print and billboard campaign
“48 Hrs de l’Obstacle”
“Prix du Qatar Arc de Triomphe”
“Prix de Diane Longines”
“Prix du Jockey Club”
2013/2014“Les Dimanches au Galops”
2012 print and billboard campaign
“À couper le soufle - Weekend de l’Obstacle”
“Décrocher les Etoiles - Quatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe”,
“Au Courses Citoyens - Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris”
“Triompher en beauté - Prix de Diane Longines”
“Vaincre avec Panache Prix du Jockey Club”
“Affrontement au Sommet Grand-Steeple Chase de Paris”
2012/2013“Sous Haute Tension - Les Dimanches au Galop”
Clarins Men: 2011/2014 print campaign (featuring Camille Lacourt)
Go Sport: 2010 / 2011 / 2012 print campaign and catalogues

Shock Absorber: 2012/2013 print campaign and catalogues
Vw Scirocco: 2011/2012“Kingdom of Night” print & billboard internet Iphone, Ipad ad China
Lacoste Parfums: 2010/2011 “Challenge” print campaign PLV (featuring Andy Roddick)
Caron Parfums -Poudre Libre : 2010/2013 print campaign PLV (featuring Luisa Ranieri)
Caron Parfums: 2010/2013 print campaign (featuring Luisa Ranieri)
Li Ning: 2010 print & billboard campaign (featuring Li Dan,Baron Davis,Yelena Isinbayeva), China
Li Ning: 2009 print & billboard campaign 24 HRS, China
Seat: 2008 print & billboard campaign (featuring Sebastien Chabal)
Caron Parfums: “Pour un Homme” 2008 print & billboard campaign (featuring Sebastien Chabal)
Crust: 2007 print campaign and catalogues
Canterbury: 2007 print campaign catalogues POS display(featuring Mauro & Mirco Bergamasco)
Dim: 2007 packaging and POS display (featuring Antoin Auriol)
Io Si Di Scavia: 2007 print campaign and catalogues
Canal+: 2006 “Hippisme” print campaign
Calzedonia: 2006 man print campaign and catalogues
Prisma Presse : 2002-2003 print campaign
France Galop Et Cheval Français: 2002 “C’est déjà une victoire d’être au départ” leaflet

EXHIBITIONS

“Auteuil, le temple de l’obstacle”, large format, AUTEUIL racetrack, 19 May today 
“Les sportifs de l’extrême”, large format,
"Chantilly racetrack", 1 Jun -30 Sep 2012
“Les sportifs de l’extrême”, DEAUVILLE, Aug 2010
“Palio di Siena”, France Polo Open, CHANTILLY, Jun 2002
“Palio di Siena”, Salon de la photo et de l’image, BOURG en BRESSE, Apr 2002 “Palio di Siena”, PARIS Porte de Versailles  MIT, March 2002
“Palio di Siena”, Veterinary Clinic of MAISON ALFORT, Jun 2001
“Palio”, Cortile del Podestà, Palazzo Berlinghieri, SIENA, Aug - Sep 2000
“Le lien”, Le Studio, PARIS, 1999
“Mise à nu”, Passage IMAGINOIR, PARIS, 1999
“Le Silence des Galops”, Passage IMAGINOIR, PARIS, 1998 “10 ans Imaginoir”, Passage IMAGINOIR, PARIS, 1995

“Nu”, Ecole d’Art de Paris, PARIS, 1993

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