Guido Mocafico: Mocafico Numéro

Image of Guido Mocafico: Mocafico Numéro
Release Date: 
March 1, 2017
Reviewed by: 

“the quintessential coffee table book that is nothing short of spellbinding.”

Behold still one more master of his craft, one more photographer who reaffirms that photography is indeed an art form and that photographers are capable of great masterpieces. Guido Mocafico is surely a photographer/artist whose eyes and camera create some of the most arresting, astounding, disturbing, and yet exquisite images that have come into existence within the last few decades. He is unequivocally visionary, skilled, and boundlessly creative as any designer or for that matter many of his so-called peers.

While his esthetic might be disturbing to some, what is indisputable is that his sort of hyperrealism is practically without comparison in today’s world of photography. This reviewer found that his work evoked reactions that might have been elicited from that of Robin Broadbent, Kenji Toma, and to a great extent the still life works of Irving Penn. Mocafico is one of the standout lensmen of this generation.

Guido Mocafico: Mocafico Numéro is an amazing opportunity for the any lover of the visual to explore the oeuvre of this unique artist. The compilation is a distillation of his contributions to Numéro, which is probably one of the best print magazines available internationally.

"I was bored with magazines that told me how to seduce a man. I wanted to create this magazine for an intelligent, smart woman who wants to read about art, design, music: not about stupidity—creams that take away wrinkles, you know, which is stupid.”
—Elisabeth Djian

“What really matters to me, in my approach, is never to repeat myself. . . . there is never the same idea twice. because otherwise I get bored.”
—Guido Mocafico

Lastly, this is a book or series of magazines that offers the highest possible quality and if there is one thing that is a negative, it is you might need someone to carry it around as 768 pages can get very heavy. This is the quintessential coffee table book that is nothing short of spellbinding.