Highlights of the media coverage of photographer Victor Arimondi and his work.
San Francisco Chronicle:
“Arimondi’s work on display at S.F. Main Library”
by Sam Whiting, 12 December 2009
As a photographer, Victor Arimondi was a rarity in that there were more pictures of him out there than pictures by him. The late Arimondi was an Italian fashion model before he came to San Francisco in the early 1980s and started working the other side of the camera. He shot commercially for the slicks and he shot documentary on the streets, and those two styles intersected when ….
Bay Area Reporter
“A Compassionate Eye: The Work of Victor Arimondi”
24 December 2009
An exhibit of photos by the prolific late gay Italian photographer.
Svenska Dagbladet (Swedish Daily)
“Death Does Not Scare Me”
04 June 2003
San Francisco: Victor Arimondi looks through his photo album and points. “He’s dead and he and he.” Page up and page down. Smiling men that no longer exist, men who were Victor Arimondi’s friends. 92 he has lost. He wrote down every name and every death dates from the …
“Victor Arimondi — The Model Photographer”
by Laura Federico, 2002
… “It’s amazing how current his work looks today,” says (Daniel) Toussignant of the photographer, who died in 2001 leaving 30 years’ worth of photography behind him. “It remains so striking, so edgy. he had a lot to say.”
Northern California Jewish Bulletin
“Doctor brings lover’s photography story
to public eye”
by Lydia Lee, 27 September 2002
For nearly 20 years, Donald Hershman watched his partner, Vittorio (Victor) Arimondi, struggle to achieve artistic success as a photographer. The tall, handsome Italian had been one of Europe’s top male models, but the confidence and ease he projected in front of the camera didn’t always extend to his work behind the lens.
San Francisco Sentinel
“Victor Arimondi: A Compassionate Eye”
by Seán Martinfield, September 2002
Victor Arimondi was a challenging photographer. He challenged Image and Perception – on an international and very high-end commercial scale. In his early years, on the other side of the lens, Victor was a hot young fashion model. His natural beauty freely opened the doors to … read more
San Francisco Examiner
“Photo sensitive: Vittorio Arimondi’s versatile legacy”
by Bill Picture, 29 July 2002
When acclaimed photographer Vittorio (Victor) Arimondi died suddenly last year, his partner of 20 years, Donald Hershman, found himself surrounded by the ghosts his partner left behind — literally.
San Francisco Chronicle
“Open and shut case”
30 June 2002
Victor Arimondi was more than a pretty face. The Italian model was a master behind the camera. A retrospective of work by Arimondi who did last years, is on display at Atelier Gallery. The subject matter, in which he freely pushes limits, is divided into four categories: portrait, still life, erotic and fashion, the latter of which includes “Fashion Study 1: San Francisco 1981” (shown above), one of his last commercial works.