Marco Craig

Marco Craig, was born in Milan in 1970.

He has been a professional photographer and a freelance journalist since 1990, he is the son of theatre actor Mimmo Craig. After a long collaboration with the prestigious Studio Ballo & Ballo, over the years his activity led him to collaborate with important fashion and design magazines, creating pieces and covers for: Wallpaper, Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, Brutus Japan and many others . Attracted by the world of advertising, he is noticed by the most important Italian and foreign advertising agencies, signing and winning international awards for some well-known brands: Audi, Lavazza, S.Pellegrino, Cassina, Vodafone, Montblanc etc.
In the world of Beauty he creates images for: L’Oreal, Wella, Kiko, Acqua di Parma, and Nivea.
Today, in addition to advertising, fashion and beauty pieces, he is responsible for the image of various artists in the world of music and cinema and realises personal projects related to the world of art. In 2015-2016 – thanks to Almostthere and Leica he realised the “DO NOT CROSS” project where he illustrates the New York Marathon from the inside, running it with camera in hand. The idea was to take portraits of the driving force that makes this race special: the public. The result of these shots is a portrait of the contemporary world. Craig captured the New York meeting pot: different ethnicities, emotions, social classes, neighbourhoods. In the 42 km of the Marathon run, the camera went beyond this distance. This is the first time a professional photographer had done anything similar.
In 2016 “DO NOT CROSS” was published by Damiani Editore, translated in two languages and distributed in Italy and the United States. Again in 2016 Leica organised two exhibitions of the same project in Milan and Rome.
In 2018 he began the new project “WITNESS 1:1”; still in progress today.