“I strongly believe in this book. With my images I wanted to pay tribute to the strength and innocence of these players and at the same time I wanted to realize one of my dreams: to take photographs.”
“In Domenico’s photos, fashion and sport meet and confront themselves. They talk about style and male aesthetic. His images do not promote a product, they are portraits. They speak to the heart.”
Campioni is a photo book which gathers 67 portraits of young football players, who have posed in front of the lens of Domenico Dolce. Many faces are already well-known, others are up-and-coming and while the book will always maintain a strong homo-erotic air, it also offers a glimpse into the future of Italian football. It also looks downright magnificent.
The book will support AriSLA, Research Foundation for ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The AriSLA Foundation has been set up to make ALS research investments more effective and efficient, to speed up the clinical impact of research and to help patients getting better care, improved life conditions and life expectancy.
(Thanks to James Horncastle for the heads up)