Mayk Azzato is an Italian director and photo artist who resides in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. Over the last 30 years he has enjoyed a successful career in fine art and celebrity photography. His father, Agostino Azzoto was an internationally known photojournalist, so that at the age of 15 Mayk discovered a fascination of photography. His goal was to become an equally successful international photographer just as his father, Agostino, had been.
After just a short while, Azzato’s talent as a photographer, highlighting the perfect combination of Italian passion and creativity with German discipline and precision, attracted the attention of Art Buyer international agencies.
Today, Mayk is a sought-after photographer whose list of clients include the companies and brands of, Jaguar Land Rover, Audi, BMW, Daimler Benz, Lufthansa, Escada, Nikon, Diesel, Diesel Black Gold, DFB, ZDF, Gellner, Fraport Airport, Sony, Pro7, Jako Sportswear ,Beiersdorf, Sony BMG, Timberland, Nivea, Arqueonautas, Jacques Lemans, Suzuki, Daniel Hechter, Procter & Gamble, Paul Mitchell, Iatitai, AIDA Cruises, Bentley, Louis Vuitton, HIS Jeans, Kare, Sixt, Small Luxury Hotels, Robinson Club, Juvia, Nintendo, as well as other well-known international brands.
Alongside his work for these companies, he has photographed advertising campaigns and Editorials for Vanity Fair, Maxim, Bunte, FHM, GQ, and Vogue. He has also photographed countless CD-covers for international musicians. To date he has worked with many international celebrities including Kevin Costner, Seal, Outkast, 50 Cent, Bill Clinton, Snoop Doog, Andre3000, Estelle, Kim Wilde, Heidi Klum, Toni Garn,Vitali Klitschko, Lang Lang, Dr. Woo, Jögi Löw, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mario Barth, Tim Mälzer, Ray Stevenson, Brigite Nielsen, Ornella Muti, Brock O`Hurn, Ralf Moeller as well as others.
Since his project entitled “Nobody is perfect,” has begun in which he photographs celebrities in front of a police bookings or “mug-shot” backdrop, the mass media has shown great interest in the artist.
Every year he schedules one or two openings for the exhibition, “Nobody is perfect” or for other projects which feature international celebrities, artists, musicians and politicians.
His exhibitions and film screenings with up to 600 guests are always featured in the prime-time TV news as well as almost all Lifestyle magazines. Mayk’s popularity has continually grown and he himself has become a public figure.
His limited art calendars are auctioned off by sites like eBay for three to four figures.
He has become a brand ambassador for brands like Nikon Lenses, Vertu, Maurice Lacroix, and Hensel performing Light, in which he uses his fame to promote the individual brands and to bring these campaigns on to the scene. Sometimes he also partially creates these campaigns.
Mayk Azzato has also discovered a passion for movie and TV commercial making and has shot with many German and international actors. He has worked as a director and producer on movies like “The Arrival” with Kevin Costner and “The Key” with numerous other well-known actors. “The Key” won him the “Cannes Corporate Media & TV Award” and the “US International Film and Video Festival Award” and with “The Lounge” the World Houston Special Jury Award in 2018.
One of his latest Movie, „My Name is Josy“, won over 50 international Film Awards in Spain, Italty, Ukraine, UK, USA and Canada.
Since 2012, Mayk Azzato has also discovered his creative vein for modern pop-art style painting, using a mix of different materials.
Exhibitions
2022_ Frankfurt Fashionweek presents "The Invitation by Mayk Azzato“, Frankfurt
2021_ „My Name Is Josy“ Worldpremiere, Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt am Main
2017_ „The Lounge“ Premiere at the Frankfurt Airport/ Airport
2016_ „PopArt“ Exhibition at the Insieme/ Frankfurt am Main
2015_ Ausstellung „Insights“ im KARE Kraftwerk München
2013_ „Jaguar and Land Rover presents at Pret-a-diner THE KEY exhibition“, Nextower, Frankfurt
2013_ „Range Rover presents THE KEY 2.0 by Mayk Azzato“, Astor Lounge, Frankfurt
2013_ „Jaguar proudly presents THE KEY by Mayk Azzato“ im E-Werk, Berlin
2011_ „Audi presents Snapshots by Mayk Azzato“, Frankfurt
2010_ „Audi presents Nobody is perfect director´s cut by Mayk Azzato“, Frankfurt und Stuttgart
2009_ „Audi presents VIEWS by Mayk Azzato“, Frankfurt und Stuttgart
2008_ „Audi presents Seconds of the City by Mayk Azzato“, Frankfurt und Stuttgart
2007_ „Nikon presents Nobody is perfect by Mayk Azzato Reloaded“, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf
2006_ „Nikon presents Nobody is perfect by Mayk Azzato“, Alte Reithalle, München
2005_ „Mini meets New York by Mayk Azzato“, München
2005_ „Details Book Presentation“ in Zusammenarbeit mit Harley Davidson, Frankfurt
2004_ „Stars by Mayk Azzato“, München
2003_ „Calendar 2003“, Frankfurt
2002_ „In memory of the World Trade Center“, Berlin, Hamburg, München, Frankfurt in Zusammenarbeit mit credit Suisse
2002_ „Calendar 2003“, Frankfurt
2001_ „Calendar 2002“, Frankfurt
AWARDS
2023_ Vegas Movie Awards: Best Music Video of the Year „Space Table Symphony“
2023_ Black Owl Film Festival: Winner May/ August Best Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ French International Modern Film and Script Festival: Winner Best Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ Rome World Cinema Fest: Winner Best Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ New York Neorealism Film Awards: Winner Best Thriller Short & Best Original "My Name is Josy"
2023_ Frida Film Festival: Winner Best Thriller & Best Director "My Name is Josy"
2023_ Frida Film Festival: Winner Best European Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ King Film Awards: Winner Best Thriller "My Name is Josy"
2023_ King Film Awards: Winner Best Crime Short "My Name is Josy"
2023_ New Wave International Script & Film Festival: Honorable Mention "My Name is Josy"
2023_ New Wave International Script & Film Festival: Honorable Mention "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ 8 & HalFilm Awards: Winner Best Sound Design "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ 8 & HalFilm Awards: Winner Best Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ Cinematography & Photography Award: Winner Best Director Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ International World Film Awards: Winner Best Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ International World Film Awards: Winner Best Thriller "My Name is Josy"
2023_ Toronto Awards Film Festival: Winner Best Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ Beyond the Curve International Film Festival: Outstanding Achievement Best Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ Monte Carlo Movie Awards: Winner Best Thriller "My Name is Josy"
2023_ Sofia International Film Festival: Winner Honorable Metion Best Music Video "My Name is Josy"
2023_ Sofia International Film Festival: Winner Best Thriller "My Name is Josy"
2023_ Brussels International Film Festival: Winner Best Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ Dubai Film Festival: Winner Honorable Metion "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ New York Movie Awards: Winner April Silver Award: Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ Your Way Film Festival: Winner Feb / Apr Best Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ Cannes World Film Festival: Winner 23/24 Annual Best Space Research Film "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ International World Film Awards: Winner Best Thriller "Best Music Video"
2023_ International World Film Awards: Winner Best Thriller "My Name is Josy"
2023_ Toronto Awards Film Festival: Winner Best Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ Beyond the Curve International Film Festival: Outstanding Achievement "My Name is Josy"
2023_ Monte Carlo Movie Awards: Winner Best Thriller "My Name is Josy"
2023_ Sofia International Film Festival: Winner Honorable Metion Best Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ Sofia International Film Festival: Winner Best Thriller "My Name is Josy"
2023_ Dubai Film Festival: Honorable Metion "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ New York Movie Awards: Winner April Silver Award: Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ Your Way Film Festival: Winner February April Best Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ Cannes World Film Festival: Winner Best Space Research Film "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ Madrid Film Awards: Winner Best Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2023_ Madrid Film Awards: Winner Best Cinematography "Space Table Symphony"
2022_ Liber Films International Film Festival: Winner Oct-Dec Best Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2022_ TopShot International Film Festival: Winner Autumn Best Thriller "My Name is Josy"
2022_ Sydney Australian Film Festival: Honorable Mention "My Name is Josy"
2022_ Sydney Australian Film Festival: Winner Best Production "Space Table Symphony"
2022_ Sydney Australian Film Festival: Winner Best Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2022_ Gold Movie Awards: Winner Best Videoclip "Space Table Symphony"
2022_ Swedish International Film Festival: Winner Best Music Video "Space Table Symphony"
2022_ Swedish International Film Festival: Best Thriler Outstanding Achievment "My Name is Josy"
2022_ Beyond the Curve International Film Festival: Winner Best Thriller (Main Category) "My Name is Josy"
2022_ Washington Film Awards: Winner Best Thriller "My Name is Josy" 
2022_ 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival: Winner Best Thriller „My Name is Josy“
2022_ RED Movie Awards: Best Drama Winner Annual 2022 "My Name is Josy"
2022_ Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival: Winner Silver Remi „Space Table Symphony“
2022_ RED Movie Awards: Best Video/Clip „Space Table Symphony“
2022_ Florence Film Awards: Annual Winner 2022 Honorable Mention Thriller „My Name is Josy“
2022_ Hong Kong Indie Film Festival: Best Cinematography in short „My Name is Josy“
2022_ Hong Kong Indie Film Festival: Best Actress in Short „My Name is Josy“
2022_ Reykjavik Indie Film Festival: Best Thriller Screenplay „My Name is Josy“
2022_ Reykjavik Indie Film Festival: Best Production „My Name is Josy“
2022_ Reykjavik Indie Film Festival: Best Thriller „My Name is Josy“
2022_ Vegas Movie Awards: Awards of Excellence - Best Cinematography „Space Table Symphony“
2022_ Vegas Movie Awards: Awards of Excellence - Best Music Video „Space Table Symphony“
2021_ Florence Film Awards: Best Thriller Short „My Name is Josy“
2021_ Hollywood On The Tiber Film Awards: Best Thriller Short „My Name is Josy“
2021_ Paris Film Awards: Best Thriller „My Name is Josy“
2021_ Moscow Gold Awards: Best Actor „My Name is Josy“
2021_ Madrid Arthouse Film Festival: Best Thriller Shot „My Name is Josy“
2021_ Anatolian Short Film Festival: Best Director „My Name is Josy“
2021_ Medusa Film Festival: Best Short „My Name is Josy“
2021_ RED Movie Awards: Honorable Mention - Best Drama „My Followers“
2021_ Only The Best Film Awards: Winner - Best Thriller Short Film „My Name is Josy“
2021_ Garoa Awards: Winner - Best Sound Design of Narrativ Film „My Name is Josy“
2021_ Global Monthly Online Film Competition (GMOFC): Winner - Best Short Film „My Name is Josy“
2021_ Florida Shorts: Winner - Best Short Thriller „My Followers“
2021_ Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival: BRONZE REMI Shorts  Dramatic Original "The Shift"
2021_ RED Movie Awards: Winner - Best Production Design „My Name is Josy“
2021_ Sydney Indie Short Festival: Winner - Best Thriller Film „My Name is Josy“
2021_ Berlin Movie Awards: Winner - Best Thriller „My Name is Josy“
2021_ Super Indie Film Festival: Honorable Mention - Best Thriller Short „My Name is Josy“
2021_ Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival: Honorable Metion „My Name is Josy“
2021_ New Cinema - Lisbon Monthly Film Festival: Winner - Best Short Thriller „My Name is Josy“
2021_ Brazil International Monthly Film Festival: Winner Jan - Best Director of International Med-Length Film „My Name is Josy“
2020_ Assurdo Film Festival: Winner December - Best Mystery / Crime „My Name is Josy“
2020_ Onyko Films Awards: Winner - Best Trailer „My Name is Josy“
2020_ Chicago Indie Film Awards: Winner - Best Thriller „My Name is Josy“
2020_ Athens Short Film Festival: Winner - Best Short Drama Short Film „My Followers“
2020_ Cyrus International Monthly Festival of Toronto: Award Winner - Best Dramatic Short Film „My Name is Josy“
2020_ Los Angeles Film Awards: Winner - Best Thriller „My Name is Josy“
2020_ Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival: Winner - Best Drama „My Followers “
2020_ New York Movie Awards: Winner - Best Actress Honorable Mention: Drama „THE SHIFT“
2020_ Milan Gold Awards: Winner - Honorable Mention: Drama „THE SHIFT“
2020_ Vesuvius International Monthly Film Festival: Winner July - Best Thriller „My Name is Josy“
2020_ Milan Gold Awards: Winner - Honorable Mention: Thriller „My Name is Josy“
2020_ Hollywood Gold Awards: Gold Award - Drama „THE SHIFT“
2020_ Venice Film Award: Winner Honorable Metion - Best Thriller „My Name is Josy“
2020_ Rome International Movie Awards: Winner - Best Thriller Short „My Name is Josy“
2020_ One-Reeler Los Angeles: Winner - Special Mention „My Followers“
2020_ Queen Palm International Film Festival: Silver Winner - Best Thriller „My Name is Josy“
2020_ Best Shorts Competition: Award of Merit „My Followers“
2020_ Vegas Movie Awards: Award of Prestige - Best Drama „My Followers“
2020_ Madrid Film Awards: Winner - Best Director „My Name is Josy“
2019_ Oniros Film Awards: Honorable Mention Monthly Edition Dec - Best Drama „My Followers“
2019_ Oniros Film Awards: Winner Monthly Edition Feb - Best Thriller „My Name is Josy“
2019_ New York Movie Awards: Winner Gold Award - Best Thriller „My Name is Josy“
2019_ The EIFA European Independent Film Award: Winner - Best Cinematography „My Name is Josy“
2019_ Best Shorts Competition: Winner - Award of Excellence „My Name is Josy“
2019_ Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival: Winner Silver Remi „My Name is Josy“
2019_ Vegas Movie Awards: Awards of Excellence - Best Thriller „My Name is Josy“
2018_ WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival: SPECIAL JURY AWARD „THE LOUNGE“
2014_ US International Film & Video Festival: SILVER SCREEN Award „THE KEY“
2013_ Cannes Corporate Media & TV Award: Winner „THE KEY“
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