Wahb Mabkhout

Biography

Wahb Mabkhout



Born in Casablanca to an aristocratic family, and now living in LA after living in Milan, Paris, London, Cape Town and Dubai. Wahb's journey in the Fashion world started in Milan where he attended the Marangoni Fashion institute graduating as a fashion designer in 1987, the same year he was scouted and asked to model for the big names of fashion marking the start of his modeling career. Wahb was head hunted by top designers such as Jean Paul Gaulthier, Issey Miyake, Yoji Yamamoto, Dolce&Gabbana, Romeo Gilgli and many others. He has been the personal fitting model for Dolce&Gabbana since the inception of their mens brand, in house photographer as well as a close friend for over 8 years.



Working with the top photographers, Wahb perfected his talent for directing and photography, he then decided to move behind the camera full time. His skills immediately caught the attention of Dolce&Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferre, Alberta Ferretti and many other big names who offered him various photography assignments. His work has appeared in international magazines such as Sports Illustrated Swimwear,GQ, Esquire, Max, Maxim, FHM, Cosmopolitan, to name just a few.


After a few years between Milan, Cape Town and Dubai, where he has achieved a celebrity status prompting magazines such as the Italian L'Uomo Vogue, Marie Claire, Italian Photo and many others to feature him in articles and interviews telling his life and success story.


Wahb published his first Pop-Art Digital Photography book with the title "Fashion Tribes in Milan", released in 1999 and was completely shot with digital cameras marking it as probably the first fashion book to be shot digitally. Wahb was one of the first professional photographers to embrace the digital medium since the late nineties and Today he is renowned worldwide as one of the most experienced digital photographers.


Over the past years Wahb focused on producing his own glamour library and Syndicating his images to the most prestigious international magazines covering the entire globe and being published in over twenty countries.


Wahb recently moved to Los Angeles to make it his operational base where he started his glamour shoots productions.

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