SIMONE SABBIETI bio
photographer / creative director
Ocean lover, sailing lover, scuba lover, dogs lover
Simone Sabbieti was born in Florence, the cradle of Italian art, in 1959. After graduating in the history of art and architecture at the University of Florence, he began work in the advertising industry as a graphic designer, finally becoming art director in large international agencies like McCann Erickson and Leader. He travelled to America to develop his skills at the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California, and this course became the springboard for his career as a professional photographer. Simone’s love affair with photography began in 1987, and he immediately realised he had discovered the expressive means best suited to his communication style. Two years later he worked with Coca Cola Italy, depicting the Mediterranean lifestyle as photographer and photo editor for the “Mediterraneum” magazine.
In New York in 1992 he photographed international jet-set celebrities and completed photo reportage features for the Venerdì di Repubblica and Sette del Corriere della Sera magazines. His artistic journey continued image by image – his life and lifestyle portraits captures emotions and actions, freezing them in a single, emotionally-charged shot. His cinematic “on the road” style and the way he portrays the characters proved successful and led to commissions from illustrious brands like Armani Jeans, Ralph Lauren, Kookai Paris, Levi’s, Red Bull, Fossil, Carrera sunglasses, Louis Vuitton, Guess, Replay, Jo No Fui and Michael Kors photographing various international celebrities. He held a one man show in Milan in 2010 and contributed images to many social initiatives by Sotheby’s. He moved to Ibiza in 2011, and here, until 2014 he works as creative director and photographer for BMIMAG (Blue Marlin Ibiza magazine), a large format and truly cosmopolitan hub magazine with a focus on features contemporary culture and lifestyle ranging across the arts, fashion, sport, travel, cinema, music, society, capturing the tastes and desires of a fashionable and avant-garde crowd: distributed throughout Europe – contributing fashion features as a freelance photographer. Simone continues to work for advertising, fashion and portraits.
He currently lives between Milan, Ibiza and the rest of the world
Ocean lover, dogs lover