Issue #43

Davide Marchionni

Lo Scompiglio

Davide is a creative professional and a former visual artist; he graduated cum laude from the Brera Academy for Fine Arts in Milan. His artistic career culminated with the inclusion to Aperto ’95 section of the Venice Biennial of Art. His work received international attention on press and exhibitions in art galleries and museums. His passion for rock climbing, photography, music and two wheels is the fuel that propels his life. His vision runs fast, caressing on tiny big details. Tailgating a new idea, he jumps over the pond, lands in New York, trips into Photoshop. From working with top fashion photographers (Steven Klein, Mark Seliger) to becoming a departments’ director (Capps Digital, BBH and Harper’s Bazaar) felt like a moment. However, for the past 14 years, Davide experienced the industry from many perspectives and contexts, granting him a keen understanding of the clients’ needs and the knowledge to deliver it. Soft-Sheen Carson, Fructis, Levis, Axe, City of NY are a few of the brands that benefited from that. An innate passion and style to convey a visually compelling and cohesive brand message to the audience, combined with strategic thinking and exquisite taste are some of the characteristics of his approach. The unexpected results, as pointed by many, are what truly fascinated Energy Kitchen, Major League Soccer, NBA, Coty and Crumbs Bake Shop to join the roster of awarded accounts. His incisive positioning, timely executions, team leadership and contribution delivers on a happy outcome. Sighthounds and big motorcycles, the outdoors and British music, On the Road and Zeiss lenses, Tricker’s boots and La Sportiva, German literature and American Arts, great food and witty conviviality.  And a few wings, are still rocking his world, big time. Everything else is still in the making…

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What do you do in your life (work and fun)?

I am a creative professional. The fun of my life? Rock climbing, photography, music and riding my two wheels.

What made you leave Italy and chose NYC?

The Italian main stream lifestyle!

Please share your best memory in the City.

The best memory of NYC is when I saw for the first time, while landing in Newark, the Twin Towers… It was November 1997.

What made you choose this specific location and outfit?

I choose Williamsburg and Green point because is where I live and because it’s a strong connection with the heritage of the NYC motorcycle scene… like Indian Larry.

Your thought about this project, ITALIANY.US

Cool stuff and I am happy to be part of this project of my friend Alexo.

How would you describe being an ambassador of the italian style/culture abroad?

I don’t feel I am an ambassador anymore. I feel that after 18 years I am something else…not more Italian and not American…I am something new, I am part of this complex, multicultural and multiethnic organism called New York.

 

  • Shots

    183

  • Time

    150 mins

  • City

    New York

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