Marco Vacchi was born in the town of Ravenna in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Marco discovered photography when his uncle gave him his first camera at age eleven. His interest and passion in photography became more focused when he traveled through Europe and Southeast Asia many years later. Marco realized that he loved photographing people more than anything because he believes that it is a form of documentation of the moment that we are living in; his subjects embody the present through their diversity, their style, and their expressions. When he photographs people, Marco is not just capturing their faces. He is encapsulating their life stories and the interrelation between their lives and their environments.
Marco started his professional career as a photographer when he moved from Ravenna to Manhattan in 2012. Marco began his work under Alan Gelati, Michele Civelli, Alex Lubomirski, and Gianluca Fellini as an assistant photographer. As he was learning techniques from these established photographers, he attended the Professional Institute of Art in New York with a concentration in photography and fine art. Marco opened his own studio in 2015 and continued to collect stories, shooting portraits of individuals such as Alec Baldwin, Robert Deniro, and Jeff Bridges. Marco was hired by companies such as Bulgari to shoot ads and promotions, and in 2015, Marco filmed the video for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for Vogue Italia.
Marco presented his photography at the Con Artist Collective in Manhattan on two separate occasions, and after several exhibits at galleries in New York, Marco received an Artist Membership from the Museum of Modern Art in 2017.
Inspired by the individuality of style and expression in New York City, Marco began his three-year project titled New York City From the Yellow Cab. He shot the people of New York through the window of a classic yellow cab, capturing the lifeblood of New York in one of its most iconic elements.
Marco is currently organizing his first solo photography show, scheduled to begin in early May, in his hometown of Ravenna in the prestigious Magazzeno Gallery. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Mariola and their Parson Russell Terrier, Deniro.