© Tazio Secchiaroli / David Secchiaroli
© Tazio Secchiaroli / David Secchiaroli
© Tazio Secchiaroli / David Secchiaroli

TAZIO SECCHIAROLI

Born in 1925, Tazio Secchiaroli started to take photographs in devastated post-war streets of Rome, but soon became the most popular  paparazzo of Cinecittà and Via Veneto. Infact he began his photo-career taking pictures of U.S. soldiers and foreing turists for just little money. Since 1952 he started a collaboration with the photographic agency V.E.D.O., where he met Adolfo Porry- Pastorel, his master. Pastorel taught him the tricks of photography: how to take fast snapshots, how to use a flash light or how to print in the dark room. In few years he became one of the most famous photographers in Italy, with images published on every international magazine. Later in his career he met Federico Fellini and started to be his official photographer on set, his master piece Tazio Secchiaroli 8 ½ and later the official photographer of Sophia Loren. Tazio Secchiaroli worked as a reporter on sets until 1983, when he felt that his inspiration was vanishing. Photology has been representing Tazio Secchiaroli’s only signed vintage prints (works available for sale) since 1996, with his first solo show Tazio Secchiaroli, The Original Paparazzo (exhibition still available) and the publication of his rare pocket size edition (book available for sale). His works were also included in a group exhibition, in 1997 Paparazzi and in 2003 A Flash of Art touring to Moscow and Rome. Secchiaroli died in 1998 in Centocelle, a suburb of Rome. A recent show by Photology Fellini at work was travelling from Milano to Rimini and Noto.