Ivano Grasso was born in Rome, Italy. Having studied Business Accounting in Rome he moved to Milan and attended the Riccardo Bauer Photography Program then moved to London and completed a portraiture course at Westminster University. He spent the following fifteen years living in New York, initially working as an assistant to leading photographers in fashion and advertising, which enabled him to travel to over thirty-seven countries. Since 2000 he has worked independently across the spectrum of photography related fields, collaborating with major advertising firms, production companies, international magazines, film productions and artists such as Charlotte Ronson, Marshad Technology Group, Interview Magazine, Tar, Il Corriere della Sera, Dove, Dove Casa, I Viaggi del Sole, Gulliver, Nylon, Paper, Italian, Vogue, Cattleya, Cinergy Pictures, Pyramid Film, CWtv, R.C, Godfrey Reggio and Matthew Barney Studio. Ivano now divides his time between Rome and New York, working primarily with international NGO’s and production companies. Recent work projects have included photography direction for Italian movies, web commercials and television shows aired by Rete 4 and SKY.