Guido Harari is one of the most renowned Italian photographers and still one of the best kept secrets on the international scene, even though he owes his reputation to the countless record covers he shot for the likes of Kate Bush (“Rubberband Girl”, “And So Is Love”, “This Woman’s Work” boxed set), David Crosby (“Thousand Roads”), Bob Dylan (“Real Live”), BB King (“Blues Summit”), Ute Lemper (“Illusion”), Paul McCartney (“Birthday” single, “Tripping The Live Fantastic” booklet), Lou Reed (“Animal Serenade”), Simple Minds (“Live – In The City Of Light”, “Streetfighting Years”) and Frank Zappa (“Strictly Genteel”).
Lou Reed summed it up nicely, when he said: “I’m always happy when Guido takes my picture because I know it will be a musical picture. And it will also have some beauty and feeling to it. The things that Guido captures with his portraits, including mine and certainly Laurie’s, are generally speaking ignored by other photographers, for whatever reason. They are the kind of photos are usually taken by a friend, not by somebody you don’t know. I consider Guido a friend, not just a photographer, and that’s why certain pictures can be taken.”
Inspired by the great music photography of the fifties and sixties, Guido started out in the mid-Seventies as photographer and music journalist, but has since established himself with an eclectic vision, exploring reportage, advertising and corporate photography, as well as the graphic design of his own numerous books. His images have been the subject of several exhibitions and have been published by magazines all over the world. In 2011 he founded his own photo gallery, Wall Of Sound, in Alba, Piedmont, where he lives.
Guido offers his photographs in signed limited editions.