Sorrenti, who photographed this month’s Milan fashion story, was surprised to find the city bustling with tourists. “Everyone said that Vegas had been really badly affected after September 11, but it seemed to be back to normal,” he says.
The Italian born photographer, who has lived in New ’&rk for 20 years, stili boasts one of the greatest discovery stories in the business. While Sorrenti was stili in his teens, his work came to the attention of Calvin Klein, who then launched his career by commis sioning him to work on his advertising campaigns. Since then, Sorrenti (pictured with his son, Arsun) has directed both commercials and music videos and shot campaigns for a wide range of designers, including Dolce & Gabbana and ’Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche and, more recently, the Gap and Sephora.
Last August, he published a book of photographs, The Machine (Steidl), which mov ingly portrays his late brother, Davide, who suffered from a blood disease. For W’s December 2014 issue, Sorrenti photographed a spring fashion story tided “Field of Dreams.”