Photo exhibition "Chefs"
by paulo vitalle
The originality of this series, filled with thought-provoking and unusual portraits of chefs, stems from the original drama of the act of cooking. An alchemy that begins with the death of an animal or plant, to produce food and thus guarantee life. Life and death intertwine and give the tone and density of the portraits produced in this essay. Paulo Vitale wanted to show the Chefs in this initial stage of the process, behind the scenes, away from the glamor and, thus, reveal them in the hard battle of this profession. in particular, painters such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Acimboldo, Hieronymus Bosch, Edvard Munch and Francis Bacon.
Paulo Vitale, Photographer and scene director, studied History at USP and photography at the International Center of Photography in New York. As a photographer, he traveled to more than 50 countries doing editorial, publicity and copyright work. He has more than 100 covers published in the main Brazilian magazines. He was a photographer and photo editor for the newspaper "O Estado de S. Paulo". Photography editor for the magazines "VEJA" and "ÉPOCA", and correspondent for "Agência Estado" in New York. He has 8 authored books published, such as “Made in Brazil”, with 50 protagonists of Brazilian society, “CHEFS” with portraits of national gastronomy exponents and “DRAGS”, a study on gender illusionism practiced by Drag Queens, which also yielded the exhibition "DUO DRAG" at the Museum of Sexual Diversity. He has already portrayed great personalities, such as Nelson Mandela, Oscar Niemeyer, Caetano Veloso, Mark Zuckerberg and Pelé. In 2023 he will launch the second expanded edition of the book "CHEFS", with 100 portraits, and the book "Cartunistas", with 120 portraits of the main exponents of this art in Brazil. With a studio in the city of São Paulo, he also serves some of the main companies and advertising agencies in the country.