Title: Willy Rizzo | Autor: Dominique Rizzo | Year of Publication: 2014 | Page Count: 208 | Size: 24×33 cm | Publisher: Editions contrejour | ISBN: 979-10-90294-14-1 | Volume Price: 45 € | URL: www.editions-contrejour.com | Out the 09/25/14
[T]he happening book that pays tribute to the photographer and designer Willy Rizzo.
During all his life, Willy Rizzo, the world famous photographer and designer spent his life building happiness, immortalizing and enhancing the world around him, actors, artists, fashion designers, friends and family with always his personal approach, this little touch that made the difference, a perfect technique and an intimacy that he was fond of.
Willy was himself a star beyond the stars, he married Elsa Martinelli, played a mafia godfather in the movie Hoffa with Dany De Vito, became Walter Rizotto in the comic book Tintin, Les bijoux de la Castafiore.
If he started the photography in 1945 at the age of eighteen, he then got hired at France Dimanche to cover the first Cannes Film Festival, before becoming one of the pillar of Paris Match since its creation in 1949 and collaborating with Vogue Magazine for more that twenty years. In 1966, at Rome, first for his friends, he started a creation of furniture in a style at the same time contemporary and avant gardist, with this elegant and timeless simplicity that he always had in his pictures as well. This large format and luxurious book gather the most beautiful photographies, a selection of his design work and texts from Willy Rizzo himself, bright, always right and full of humor.