Eolo Perfido is an Italian portrait photographer and creative director, based in Rome.
He manages one of the largest photographic studios in Italy and in recent decades he has collaborated with several international advertising and communication agencies such as JWT, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, Young & Rubicam, BBDO, United 1861, Gray and Blossom Communication.
Eolo Perfido’s photography has appeared in magazines such as NY Times, Communication Arts, Panorama First, Vision, Vogue Russia, GQ Russia, Communication Arts, L’Espresso and Computer Arts and has worked for several international clients such as Pepsi Cola, Samsung, Pirelli , Kraft, Gatorade, Sky Television, Novartis and Opel.
Earlier in his career, he assisted photographers such as Steve McCurry, Elliott Erwitt, Eugene Richards and James Nachtwey on many of their photo shoots in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.
In 2009 he was awarded the first prize of the National Association of Italian Professional Photographers Tau Visual for the artistic quality of his images.
In 2010 he was awarded as “Best international portrait photographer” during the art photography exhibition “Photo Vernissage” which was held at the Manege Museum in St. Petersburg.
In 2011, the Italian magazine L’Espresso chose it together with nine other young Italian creatives who were asked to tell the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy through an image.
Aeolus also follows a personal artistic path that leads him to exhibit his series of fine art photographs in numerous private galleries. Among his most successful projects is the Clownville photographic series, recently presented in two solo exhibitions at the Janet Coast Gallery in Recife in Brazil and at the Leica Galerie in Milan.
In 2016 he created with Fabio Timpanaro and Antonella Catanese a collective of Digital Artists called Storm Studio.
One of the best known Italian Street Photographers, Leica Ambassador between 2013 and 2018, today Eolo is a Certified Leica Photographer and Leica Akademie instructor.
Since 2017 Eolo is Elinchrom Ambassador.
Since January 2019 he has been the Editorial Director of ExibartStreet Magazine, a new editorial platform dedicated to street photography and part of Exibart Magazine, the most important Italian publishing network dedicated to contemporary art.
In 2019 he won the prestigious Luce Iblea award with his street photography.
Since 2020 he is Director of the LineaB Photographic Studios in Rome.
In 2021 he won the bronze medal at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity with a TBWA \ PARIS campaign for Leica Camera. Since 2021 he is also the artistic director of Molinchrom: Festival of Nomad Photography international photographic festival held in Molise.