Donato Sardella was born in Italy and grew up in Milan were he studied photography. He apprenticed with various fashion photographers including Bob Krieger, the former Art Director for Harper's Bazaar, Italy. Donato opened his own studio in the late 80's and was freelancing for WWD and W Magazine between Milan and Paris shooting fashion shows and designer previews. He also shot "look books" and advertising for various designers and manufacturers.
In the mid 90's he married and moved to Los Angeles. His work shifted and adjusted to the entertainment industry and he now shoots, various lifestyle, fashion and events in Hollywood. He collaborated with Rose Apodaca on the book Style A to Zoe and with Melissa Magsaysay's City of Style; Exploring Los Angeles Fashion from Bohemian to Rock. Donato currently lives in Los Angeles and enjoys traveling to Italy, painting and spending time with his family and dogs.