"NYC Ballet 01"
Biography: Nicola Majocchi spent his teenaged years hurtling down the snow-covered slopes of the Italian Alps as a member of Italyís Junior Downhill Ski Team. By the time he was 19 years old, however, 15 broken bones and two knee surgeries had given him ample reason to trade in his skis for a Hasselblad.
In 1988, after graduating from the Brooks Institute with honors and a bachelorís degree in photographic illustration, Majocchi headed to New York City, where he landed a job as an assistant to Irving Penn.
After five years of working with Penn on accounts such as LíOreal, Calvin Klein, Issey Miyake,...