Buenos Aires-born Paris-based photographer and filmmaker, Felipe Sanguinetti’s oeuvre spans the creative worlds of art, dance, fashion, music and publishing. He has worked for luxury fashion brands Chanel, Elie Saab, Hermès and Louis Vuitton, and has also worked with the international cultural institutions, including London’s Royal Opera House, Opera de Paris and the New York Metropolitan Opera.
Prior to establishing himself as a freelance photographer, Sanguinetti assisted Mario Testino for three years. He has since worked with Testino as a technical director, and created films for the photographer’s online editorial platform Mira Mira. Between 2010 and 2016, Sanguinetti collaborated with opera and theatre director, Robert Carsen on several occasions. He filmed the rehearsals and performances of the renowned opera director’s international productions: Iphigénie en Tauride starring Plácido Domingo at the Teatro Real, Madrid; the much-anticipated performance of Don Giovanni at La Scala, Milan; Platée at the Opera Comique, Paris (premiered on Nowness), and Der Rosenkavalier at London’s Royal Opera House. These projects led Sanguinetti to film Rinaldo at Glyndebourne, and Falstaff at both London’s Royal Opera House and the Metropolitan Opera in New York amongst others.
In 2015, Sanguinetti was commissioned by the Opera de Paris to make a series of short films based on their opera and dance productions, namely Latvian dramatist, Alvis Hermanis’ interpretation of the Damnation of Faust; a conceptual piece starring opera singers Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel, and a profile of choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. Aside from documenting the performing arts, Sanguinetti has directed several fashion films including Couture Dreams published by British Vogue, and MINE for Interview magazine. He has also worked on special projects for the likes of Chanel – a film about Mademoiselle Chanel’s apartment, starring Sam Taylor-Johnson – as well as a documentary about Alessandra d’Urso’s book, For Friends for Louis Vuitton. For H&M’s fall 2018 collection he created a film with fashion show designer Alexandre de Betak.
Sanguinetti has also told the stories of iconoclasts from the worlds of publishing, visual arts and design and beyond. In partnership with Steidl, he created a film about Polish photographer Tomasz Gudzowaty (2016); the same year he made a short documentary about the French artist Daniel Buren, and in May 2017 American Vogue published his film about the esteemed but enigmatic architect, Carlo Mollino, which was originally commissioned for Art Basel.