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Comte, Michel (1954)

In the late 1970s, Michel Comte got employed by Karl Lagerfeld and Chloe to create their  advertising campaign. He later settled in New York where he became one of the most asked celebrity and fashion photographer for such magazines as Vogue, Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazaar. Although he has portrayed numerous men from Iggy Pop and Sylvester Stallone to Jean-Paul Gaultier, his favorite theme seems to be womanhood, depicting women adorned in haute couture or naked, vulnerable or powerful. Playing with light and colors, Michel Comte tends to reveal what lays behind appearances and prefers to let fate happen rather than precisely organise photoshoots in cold studios. Thus with the help of intimate dialogues and a cosy room at the Ritz hotel in Paris, the French photographer has pushed most of his sitters to play with their bodies, their faces and their emotions.

Tags / Michel Comte - French Photographer - Portrait - 1990s - Celebrity - Emotion
Michel Comte, Jeff Koons, 1992
Michel Comte, Jeff Koons, 1992
Michel Comte, Sophia Lauren, 1992
Michel Comte, Sophia Lauren, 1992
Michel Comte, Sharon Stone, 1996
Michel Comte, Sharon Stone, 1996
Michel Comte, Boy George, 1993
Michel Comte, Boy George, 1993
Michel Comte, Whitney Houston, 1992
Michel Comte, Whitney Houston, 1992
Michel Comte, Pamela Anderson, 1996
Michel Comte, Pamela Anderson, 1996
Michel Comte, Catherine Deneuve, 1996
Michel Comte, Catherine Deneuve, 1996
Michel Comte, Mariel Hemingway, 1992
Michel Comte, Mariel Hemingway, 1992
Michel Comte, Uma Thurman, 1996
Michel Comte, Uma Thurman, 1996
Michel Comte, Geraldine Chaplin, 1994
Michel Comte, Geraldine Chaplin, 1994
Michel Comte, Charlotte Rampling, 1992
Michel Comte, Charlotte Rampling, 1992
Michel Comte, Marianne Faithfull, 1993
Michel Comte, Marianne Faithfull, 1993
Michel Comte, Sylvester Stallone, 1993
Michel Comte, Sylvester Stallone, 1993
Michel Comte, Sophia Coppola, 1993
Michel Comte, Sophia Coppola, 1993
Michel Comte, Miles Davis, 1989
Michel Comte, Miles Davis, 1989
Michel Comte, Tina Turner, 1993
Michel Comte, Tina Turner, 1993
Michel Comte, Jeremy Irons, 1990
Michel Comte, Jeremy Irons, 1990
Michel Comte, Elijah Wood, 1993
Michel Comte, Elijah Wood, 1993
Michel Comte, Iggy Pop, 1992
Michel Comte, Iggy Pop, 1992
Michel Comte, Louise Bourgeois, 1996
Michel Comte, Louise Bourgeois, 1996
Michel Comte, Gisele Bündchen, 1999
Michel Comte, Gisele Bündchen, 1999
Michel Comte, Aiko T., Private Setting, 1999
Michel Comte, Aiko T., Private Setting, 1999
Michel Comte, Bobby Brown’s Prefered, Vanity Fair US, 1992
Michel Comte, Bobby Brown’s Prefered, Vanity Fair US, 1992
Michel Comte, Jean-Paul Gaultier, W Magazine, 1992
Michel Comte, Jean-Paul Gaultier, W Magazine, 1992
Michel Comte, Naomi Campbell, Vogue Italia , 1993
Michel Comte, Naomi Campbell, Vogue Italia , 1993
Michel Comte, Sharon Stone, Valentino Garavani, Vanity Fair US, 1995
Michel Comte, Sharon Stone, Valentino Garavani, Vanity Fair US, 1995
Michel Comte, Veruschka #2, 1990
Michel Comte, Veruschka #2, 1990
Michel Comte, Veruschka #1, 1990
Michel Comte, Veruschka #1, 1990
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