Franco Gobbi’s Fragile is a series of photographs featuring the world top models. His aim is to surpass the straightforward portrait and instead create images that capture the essense of what is illusive, fragile, and vulnerable in these highly photographed subjects. The women in his photographs live on the stages of art, photography, cinema, theater, and fashion. He seeks out subjects who are “deeply connected with Mother Earth” and who understand her capacity for generation and regeneration. Gobbi believes that this connection grants the women he photographs the capacity to return to their own essence, no matter the physical modifications required of her. Gobbi’s work draws on and refers to an array of predecessors, including Man Ray, Francis Bacon, and Andy Warhol. Fragile is Gobbi’s debut book of photography.