- A striking photography tome from Federico Pignatelli della Leonessa, owner of the iconic Pier 59 Studios, often called the “Hollywood of Photography.”
- Dramatic and sensual images celebrating the female form set against the romantic and sublime backdrop of the J. Paul Getty villa outside of Rome, Italy.
- A unique fashion and erotic photography book that showcases the classic and modern elements of photography with images from the established Hasselblad digital camera as well as state-of-the-art digital video technology of the Red 6K Dragon.
- The author will donate all of his earnings of this book to IRC (International Rescue Committee)- www.rescue.org
As the curious mind will attest, it is an ethereal thrill to discover, revere, and regale the sinuous, striking feminine form. This visual narrative is celebrated here in this special compendium, The Great Beauty. These striking images fully embrace the allure and infinite intrigue of womankind—a daring, intoxicating ode to their esoteric and erotic narcissism. A cast of 11 chosen models and the accompanying production crew made the trek to Ladispoli, Italy, to the spectacular Paul Getty Villa. This iconic edifice has stood tall along the Sea of Rome since 1640 and, where, after six long days and nights in splendid, idyllic isolation, in cold and adverse conditions in November 2014, this creative endeavor came to life. These images came to form by tapping into both the classic and modern elements of photography, as photographer Federico Pignatelli della Leonessa not only harnessed the conventional, traditional use of the classic Hasselblad digital camera, but he also fully embraced post-millennial digital video technology in the form of “The Dragon,” which offers the highest-resolution that exists.
Federico Pignatelli della Leonessa is the founder, owner, and President of the world’s largest and most acclaimed photo studio complex, Pier 59 Studios, in New York City. Born in Rome, he is also a passionate collector of artistic photography and a photographer in his own right. Mr. Pignatelli is also the founder and President of Art and Fashion Group (AFG), a holding company providing full services to the advertising/fashion industry, including talent representation and production.