Photography Book: Never Seen Photos of Maria Callas – Decades after the legendary prima donna left the scene forever, filmmaker Tom Volf fell in love with Maria Callas.
He traveled the globe to interview Callas’s closest friends and colleagues, who opened their collections, unveiling a trove of previously unknown photos, many of which came from Maria’s own albums. Composed with the support of many of Maria’s loved ones, including Nadia Stancioff, her longtime best friend, and Georges Prêtre, her favorite conductor, who for the first time in forty years agreed to collaborate on a book about her, Maria by Callas, the definitive, unique product of countless hours of research, offers a new perspective, a personal album as Maria herself would have presented, invoking the diva’s own voice.
Tom Volf is a photographer and filmmaker whose work ranges from opera and fashion advertising to documentaries for television broadcast and international communications. As a photographer he uses vintage film cameras such as Rolleiflex and Hasselblad; his fashion photographs have been published in numerous magazines, and he has presented exhibitions in Paris. He is also producing a documentary film on Maria Callas, due to be released this year.
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