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.