Music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has collaborated with Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine and fashion photographer and visual artist Raphael Mazzucco to create Culo by Mazzucco, a collection of photographs captured into one coffee table book.
The book will feature photographs that subtly push society’s standards of beauty towards a more genuine, realistic and bold shape: the female backside. The 248-page portfolio of phenomenal color photographs and art pieces will be available in stores and as an e-book on November 22.
Photographer Mazzucco was commissioned to travel the world to shoot stunning, sought after women. Mazzucco is known for his ability to capture diverse beauty and bring it to the forefront of mainstream popular culture.
Diddy said, “Raphael is a true artist. He relies on instinct, capturing a raw, natural sense of beauty through his lens in CULO by Mazzucco that celebrates the female form. His work is passionate and powerful.”
The book will retail for $65 and a preview of it was unveiled by Diddy and Iovine on the HBO series “Entourage” during the August 28 episode when Mazzucco made a guest appearance. Multi-platinum artist Timbaland produced a track with Pitbull called “Pass At Me” with a video showcasing a peek of the art featured in the book.
After the release of the book, Mazzucco’s CULO art collection will be showcased in a series of exhibitions around the country and abroad.