January 14, 2004 by

Francesco Scavullo

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fscavullo.jpgYou’ve probably seen one of Scavullo’s glamorous photographs.
The veteran fashion photographer spent 30 years shooting covers for Cosmopolitan magazine. He took portraits of beautiful celebrities and transformed images of children into photographic pieces of art.
The New York native was only a teenager when he landed a job assisting famed fashion photographer Horst P. Horst. Scavullo learned the craft of photography from his mentor, then opened his own studio. Over the next half-century, his pictures graced the pages of Vogue, Seventeen, Rolling Stone, Life, Time, Mademoiselle, Glamour and Harper’s Bazaar. At one point, he charged as much as $10,000 for a single photo session.
Scavullo’s images are part of the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. He also published six picture books.
Scavullo died on Jan. 6 from heart failure. He was 82.

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