Born in Italy to an Italian journalist father and an American mother, Francesca Lacagnina spent her first decade living in some of the great cities of antiquity – Cairo, Beirut, Athens and Rome. When her parents divorced, she moved with her mother and sister to San Francisco. “Both my parents were very classical, in their styles,” she describes. “My father had that elegance that’s so quintessentially Italian. And in the way that hey both lived, the way they surrounded themselves with beauty, and the rich visual language I was exposed to as a child, all of these have deeply influenced me.”
Francesca enjoyed a successful career in both fine art and commercial photography for 20 years. As a photo illustrator and fashion photographer, her work was commissioned for scores of major ad campaigns, and covers that ranged fro Neiman Marcus book to Time Magazine. Her fine art photographs have been represented by many galleries.