Internationally know photographer Sandro has been photographing people for over thirty years. He became interested in photography at the age of sixteen upon seeing the work of Irving Penn and has since devoted his life to creating expressive images.
With numerous award-winning campaigns to his credit, Sandro is one of today’s foremost photographers. He has photographed many national advertising campaigns for a long list of clients including: Allstate Insurance, American Express, Anheuser-Busch, BMW, Dove, Gatorade, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nikon, Microsoft, Miller/Coors, Nike, Adidas, Pony, Champion, and the US Army.
In 2001 Sandro was invited by the Cuban government to photograph that country’s greatest national treasure- its athletes. The project was the first US/Cuban collaboration since the trade embargo was imposed in 1960. Sandro’s photographic essay documented the sports heroes of this small country; a country that produced 45 coaches who worked with athletes from a variety of nations at the Sydney 2000 Olympics; a country that garnered 29 medals there and placed 8th in the world in total medals won. Sandro’s photographs illuminate these dedicated athletes who, until now, have been virtually anonymous and who have offered stellar performances without the prospect of financial compensation, lucrative sponsorships or lasting glory.
Sandro’s editorial work has been featured in The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Russian Esquire, Time, Forbes, Details, Stern, Wired, Newseek, Vibe, Communication Arts, Graphis, Eyemazing, and ESPN Magazine and has been exhibited worldwide. His most recent solo exhibition premiered at the Scavi Scaligeri International Center For Photography in Verona, Italy. Sandro has also had a recent solo exhibition in Chicago featuring images of ballet dancers. All proceeds for the sales at that exhibition were donated to Dance For Life, an organization that helps pay medical expenses for uninsured professional dancers.
Sandro has a working relationship with the camera giant Nikon, and is responsible for introducing the latest technology to the professional photographic world. He has worked on many award-winning and greatly significant projects with Nikon including a portrait session with actor John Malkovich in Croatia, and most recently, motorcycle racing shot in Brainerd, Minnesota introducing the Nikon D3
Throughout Sandro’s career, each year he has contributed his talents to both community based and national charitable organizations by creating powerful imagery and compelling campaigns soliciting contributions for such organization as the Good Depository of Chicago, Big Brother and Big Sisters of Milwaukee, Evans Life Foundation, The Arts of Life, Dance for Life, AIDS Chicago, AIDS New Jersey, and The Good City.