Raphael Mazzucco launches “CULO” in NYC, Vancouver next?

Culo – [n.] Italian:  Buttocks, backside, bottom – slang [n.] Latin: Female Ass, Booty also the title of a new book by visionary and world renowned Artist and Fashion Photographer Raphael Mazzucco.



Raphael Mazzucco, a Vancouvernative has made a name for himself over the years for his ability to capture the raw honest beauty in his subjects. Raphael is also known as to the Vancouver Soccer faithful as one of the best home grown forwards Canada Has produced even playing in the 1984 LA Olympics. He was discovered while playing for the whitecaps by photographer Bruce Weber, [1] who discovered Raph at one of the games, created a Calvin Klein Campaign around this Canadian heart throb. Artist Peter Beard expresses his belief, “sometimes out of a bullfighter comes a great writer and out of soccer has now come a great artist.”

This year Raphael has teamed with Jimmy Iovine, the Interscope Records mogul, who came up with the idea [via the Black-Eyed Pea will.i.am] and Diddy as an editor as well.