The Cigar World

PhotographerNicola Majocchi
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyNicola Majocchi Photography
City/CountryLos Angeles, United States
Photo Date2009
Entry Description

A journey into the deepest regions of Honduras and Nicaragua to document the largest plantation of tobacco leaves. Guarded by heavily armed security and surrounded by breathy taking landscapes.

About Photographer

Nicola Majocchi has always looked at life with humor, drama and sensuality, all of it spiked with an element of risk, and his photography reflects as much. Dividing his time between his native Italy, New York City and Los Angeles, Majocchi has had a colorful career. Majocchi was born in a medieval town in the Italian Alps and spent his teenage years hurtling down his country’s snow-covered slopes as a seriuos Downhill Ski racer. Majocchi’s career in photography began after 15 broken bones and three knee surgeries brought his downhill racing days to an end. After graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography in California, he headed to New York City and a fateful interview with Irving Penn. With his usual enthusiasm and savoir-faire, Majocchi managed to parlay his meeting with the venerable Penn into a five-year collaboration, then inevitably struck out on his own. Majocchi’s postmodern mélange of urban edginess and dynamic juxtapositions has attracted an international roster of clients such as Nike, Arena, Reebok, Footlocker, Levis, Versace, New York City Ballet, Boeing, Sony, Target, Neiman Marcus and Brooks Brothers. His editorial clients range from the venerable German Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue and Vogue Gioiello, Elle, Glamour and Cosmopolitan to Self and Shape among may others. Clearly, Majocchi’s irrepressible, energetic style has struck just the right note, and today Majocchi is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose images are known for their fusion of postmodern edginess and Euro-romanticism.