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Tokyo photographer Giancarlo MarinoWelcome! You landed on my website because you searched for a Tokyo photographer. My name is Giancarlo Marino. I’m a fashion, editorial, beauty and swimwear photographer.

My work has been described as classic, romantic and clean. My photos are hard and sometimes dramatic, therefore these are all the qualities that make up the perfect image and I try to nail it every time.

I was born in Napoli, Italy. I picked up my first camera at age 12. It was a Kodak camera. I bought with the money I saved from my weekly allowance. I began photographing the beauty that surrounded me in my hometown. In high school I began to take interest in the beautiful Italian designers. I saw them in fashion magazines such as Vogue and W magazine. Being 100% Italian it was love at first sight. I was famous fashion and celebrity photographer Jerry Avenaim’s assistant for 1 year. Sometimes I use many of his advises,  as a result I always achieve the best results when I shoot.

As I started working as a freelancer photographer, I was part of advertising campaigns such as Armani, Diesel, Banana Republic. I work with magazines such as Elle and Vogue. In the start I worked in the Italian and US fashion industry for over 20 years. After that I moved to Tokyo Japan. I work mostly in the Asian fashion market and I currently reside and work as a Tokyo.

I always loved traveling the world, in fact I have been almost anywhere. My work gives me the opportunity to travel all the time and stay at the most amazing hotels. My hobbies are soccer (Napoli is my team), tennis, surf, riding my 2 Harleys, drinking and dining with friends and movies. I love my family. I enjoy my work fully and I love cats and dogs.

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Back in 2013 at the Cannes Film festival I was voted FashionTv’s Best Photographer.
A few years back interview from  Photo Pop Art HK or direct link to

My main interests are: Fashion, Beauty, Editorial and Swimwear Photography.


Tokyo photographer Giancarlo Marino sample of previous work



  • Born in Napoli, Italy.
  • Attended and graduated from the Institute of Arts in Napoli.
  • Attended IED Milano (European Institute of Design). Three years Bachelor degree in Photography.
  • Worked as a freelancer photographer for several Italian Fashion Magazines. Vogue Italia, GQ Italia, Vanity Fair Italia, Marie Claire Italia, etc.
  • Moved and lived in Los Angeles.
  • Assisted fashion and celebrity photographer Jerry Avenaim.
  • Worked as a freelancer photographer for several US, European and Asian Fashion Magazines and brands. Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Diesel, Banana Republic and Armani.
  • Attended UCLA. Five years Master Degree in Computer Science.
  • Moved and lived in Honolulu Hawaii.
  • Moved and currently living in Tokyo Japan.
  • Currently working all over Asia. Some of the brands include Roen, Venus Swimwear, Clear China, Hera Cosmetics, Zara Korea. Some of the magazines include Marie Claire China, Elle Korea, In Style Korea, Style Singapore, Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, Jessica HK, Esquire HK, etc.


Tokyo photographer Giancarlo Marino shooting
I’ve been in the photographic industry professionally for a very long time.
Contact me for all your photography needs. You won’t be disappointed.


Tokyo Photographer
Giancarlo Marino

Phone from Japan: 090 2333 2934

Phone from outside Japan: +81 90 2333 2934



SOME CLIENTS TESTIMONIALS for Tokyo Photographer Giancarlo Marino:

Giancarlo Marino is truly an outstanding photographer (and wonderful person). He has an almost mystical ability to capture the true nature of fashion. We’d recommend him to anyone!  – ELLE KOREA

Giancarlo Marino’s photos are STUNNING!  They are all just spectacular. We are really grateful. You are just amazing Giancarlo Marino! Just the most talented photographer. We can’t thank you enough for letting us your talent with us. Thank you!  – ZARA KOREA

You have exceeded everyone’s expectations at our March editorial photo shooting! Thanks a million” HARPER’S BAZAAR SINGAPORE

Ii was so amazing shooting with Giancarlo! Kept looking for a Tokyo photographer who would understand what I wanted and I finally found it in Giancarlo Marino. I came out from New York to start my modeling portfolio. I love how he captures the inner self of an aspiring model. Even if I had no experience Giancarlo has the ability and patience to direct a total beginner. He knows how to make her look like she has been modeling for years. He is very thorough and planned every look with me over the phone so that he was totally prepared when I arrived. We shot many different looks as well as some sexy bikini shots. I felt very comfortable with Giancarlo as he was very professional. His make up artist is wonderful. She is there the whole time touching up and changing looks. Definitely worth the flight out to Tokyo to shoot with such a talented photographer. JENNY H. / MODEL

My photography workshop with Giancarlo Marino was an exceptional experience. I flew out from California and we packed an amazing amount of shooting. For me, what I took most out of the two days was really comprehending Giancarlo’s lighting techniques and how he directs and gets what he needs from his models. I strongly recommend this course to anyone wishing to enhance his or her skills. My experience with Giancarlo was absolutely beneficial to my photography. I feel lucky to have learned so much useful information in these two days. It would have taken months or years to learn this on my own through constant trial and error. In less than a years time I am now shooting paid tests for some of the prominent modeling agencies in San Francisco. I owe so much of this to Giancarlo as he has been a great teacher, mentor, critic and friend.” – JASON FORD / PHOTOGRAPHER

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Photographer Giancarlo Marino