Making it on her Own
Vanessa von Zitzewitz is not the type of artist who aspires just to follow the path taken by her masters, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and Patrick Demarchelier, or to tread the narrow line between homage and plagiarism.
She is a force to be reckoned with, a whirlwind of happy energy, a thinker who affirms herself and her talent.
As a young photographer, Vanessa quickly made her mark. Her first contracts were with well-known luxury brands. She has immortalized film stars, fashion and art luminaries and important political figures.
In 1997, Sarah Jessica Parker arrived at a shoot that had been organized by Cartier and asked a young blond where the photographer was. "It’s me,” replied Vanessa, conscious that it was not the reply that the actress was expecting.