MAYK AZZATO

Mayk Azzato is an Italian director and photo artist who resides in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. Over the last 30 years he has enjoyed a successful career in fine art and celebrity photography. His father, Agostino Azzoto was an internationally known photojournalist, so that at the age of 15 Mayk discovered a fascination of photography. Alongside his interest in photography Mayk also had another passion: football/soccer. Consequently, Mayk’s plan was not to become a professional photographer but instead his dream since childhood was to become a professional soccer player. Unfortunately, during a game, Mayk sustained a very serious knee injury from an opposing player that forced him to leave his dream of a career in professional football, that had just started, behind. When Mayk realized that he would never again be able to play soccer at a professional level he was shocked and frustrated. Luckily, he still had his passion for photography into which he focused all of his energy. His goal was to become an equally successful international photographer just as his father, Agostino, had been.

After just a short while, Azzato’s talent as a photographer, highlighting the perfect combination of Italian passion and creativity with German discipline and precision, attracted the attention of Art Buyer international agencies.

Today, Mayk is a sought-after photographer whose list of clients include the companies and brands of, Jacques Lemans, Kennel & Schmenger, Jaguar Land Rover, Audi, BMW, Daimler Benz, Lufthansa, ZDF, Sony Ericsson, Sony BMG, Timberland, Suzuki, Daniel Hechter, Procter & Gamble, Paul Mitchell, AIDA Cruises, Bentley, Nintendo, Nikon as well as other well-known international brands. Alongside his work for these companies, he has photographed advertising campaigns for Vanity Fair, Maxim, FHM, Arqueonautas , GQ, and Vogue. He has also photographed countless CD-covers for international musicians.  To date he has worked with many international celebrities including Kevin Costner, SEAL, OUTKAST, 50 Cent, Bill Clinton, Kim Wilde, Heidi Klum, Ornella Muti as well as others.

Since his project entitled “Nobody is perfect,” has begun in which he photographs celebrities in front of a police bookings or “mug-shot” backdrop, the mass media has shown great interest in the artist.

Every year he schedules one or two openings for the exhibition, “Nobody is perfect” or for other projects which feature international celebrities, artists, musicians and politicians.

His exhibitions with up to 600 guests are always featured in the prime-time TV news as well as almost all Lifestyle magazines. Mayk’s popularity has continually grown and he himself has become a public figure.

His limited art calendars are auctioned off by sites like eBay for three to four figures. 

He has become a brand ambassador for brands like Nikon Lenses, Vertu, Maurice Lacroix, and Hensel performing Light, in which he uses his fame to promote the individual brands and to bring these campaigns on to the scene. Sometimes he also partially creates these campaigns.

Mayk Azzato has also discovered a passion for movie making and has shot with many German and international actors. He has worked as a director and producer on movies like “The Arrival” with Kevin Costner and “The Key” with numerous other well-known actors. “The Key” won him the “Cannes Corporate Media & TV Award” and the “US International Film and Video Festival Award” and with “The Lounge” the World Housten Special Jury Award in 2018.

Since 2012, Mayk Azzato has also discovered his creative vein for modern pop-art style painting, using a mix of different materials.

EXIBITION

  • 2017_ „The Lounge“ Premiere at the Frankfurt Airport/ Airport
  • 2016_ „Popart“ Exhibition at the Insieme/ Frankfurt am Main
  • 2015_ Ausstellung „Insights“ im KARE Kraftwerk München
  • 2013_ „Jaguar and Land Rover presents at Pret-a-diner THE KEY exhibition“, Nextower, Frankfurt
  • 2013_ „Range Rover presents THE KEY 2.0 by Mayk Azzato“, Astor Lounge, Frankfurt
  • 2013_ „Jaguar proudly presents THE KEY by Mayk Azzato“ im E-Werk, Berlin
  • 2011_ „Audi presents Snapshots by Mayk Azzato“, Frankfurt
  • 2010_ „Audi presents Nobody is perfect director´s cut by Mayk Azzato“, Frankfurt und Stuttgart
  • 2009_ „Audi presents VIEWS by Mayk Azzato“, Frankfurt und Stuttgart
  • 2008_ „Audi presents Seconds of the City by Mayk Azzato“, Frankfurt und Stuttgart
  • 2007_ „Nikon presents Nobody is perfect by Mayk Azzato Reloaded“, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf
  • 2006_ „Nikon presents Nobody is perfect by Mayk Azzato“, Alte Reithalle, München
  • 2005_ „Mini meets New York by Mayk Azzato“, München
  • 2005_ „Details Book Presentation“ in Zusammenarbeit mit Harley Davidson, Frankfurt
  • 2004_ „Stars by Mayk Azzato“, München
  • 2003_ „Calendar 2003“, Frankfurt
  • 2002_ „In memory of the World Trade Center“, Berlin, Hamburg, München, Frankfurt in Zusammenarbeit mit credit Suisse
  • 2002_ „Calendar 2003“, Frankfurt
  • 2001_ „Calendar 2002“, Frankfurt

AWARDS

  • 2018_ „THE LOUNGE“ 51st WORLDFEST-HOUSTON Annual International Independent Film Festival SPECIAL JURY AWARD
  • 2014_ „THE KEY“ US International Film & Video Festival SILVER SCREEN Award „THE KEY“
  • 2013_ „THE KEY“ Cannes Corporate Media & TV Award

CLIENT

Car & Motorcycle
Companies


_Audi
_Ferrari Italien
_Jaguar

_Land Rover
_BMW

_Mini
_Saab Germany
_Suzuki Europe
_Bentley Europe
_Maserati Germany
_Harley Davidson
_Mercedes Benz

Fashion
&
Beauty

_Nivea Men
_Arqueonautas
_Sankt Moritz
_Swiss Fashion
_Barbara Becker
_Dylus
_Sans Soucis
_Energetix
_Daniel Hechter
_Paul Mitchell USA
_Paul Mitchell Europe
_Timberland
_Jako Sportswear
_Shock Wave Hair Pro
_Freaky Nation
_Beyond Limits
_H.I.S
_Diesel
_Escada

Products

_Buffalo Shoes
_Energetix
_Gellner
_Kennel & Schmenger
_H.I.S. Jeans
_Freaky Nation
_ESN
_BEYOND LIMET

 

Entertainment

_BMG Ariola
_SONY Music
_Universal Music
_ZDF
_Bavaria Studios
_Nintendo
_Cocoon Club
_Pro Sieben

Magazines

_GQ
_FHM
_Bunte
_IN Star & Style Magazin
_Profifoto
_Maxim
_OK
_Closer

Companies

_Lufthansa First Class
_Lufthansa Private Jet
_Lufthansa WorldShop
_Lufthansa AG
_Fraport
_Fraport VIP- Service
_DFB
_AIDA
_Sony Ericsson
_Nikon
_Fashion For Floors
_Iglo
_Arcor
_Credit Suisse
_Davidoff Cigars
_Mövenpick Germany
_T-Online
_Sixt
_Eintracht Frankfurt
_Trek Store
_Procter & Gamble
_Nolte Küchen
_A.S. Création Tapeten AG
_Random House
_Schwartau
_KARE Design
_Beiersdorf
_Robinson Club
_Playitas Resort
_Verivox

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