Mari Giacopelli is a queer photographer that specializes in fashion and portraiture, based in Chicago, IL. Giacopelli evokes a sense of nostalgia and youthfulness in their photos through their use of color, experimental editing techniques, and by using props to make references to the 90’s/early 2000’s. Giacopelli walks the line between fine art and fashion photography through the queer gaze, and is passionate about collaborating with a diverse group of LGBTQ+ models and brands in order to push the idea that fashion has no gender. Mari is influenced by a range of media; their favorite band is Alvvays, and their favorite movie is But I’m A Cheerleader (1999). Besides photography, Mari's life revolves around their two year old tabby cat, Lilo.
Mari Giacopelli graduated Columbia College Chicago with a bachelor's in Fashion and Commercial Photography in December, 2022. Clients include Little High Little Low, Chicago Fashion Week, and more. Their work also frequents Spotify and Apple Music, featured in artist profiles and cover art.