Wednesday, March 30, 2011

In the News stand in April, The house of Franca Sozzani in Marrakech. AD Russia Franca Sozzani is the director of Vogue Italy. She is to me the greatest editor in the world today and some sort of a Goddess in my pantheon. The house is beyond the beyond and some may even find it horrid. But this house has nothing to do with decoration or taste or at least bourgeois taste. It is the secret abode of the Empress of Fashion, her dark and intoxicated empire built with shade and veils around her frail silhouette. A kick in the ass of taste. Healthy ! Let me introduce Sophie Djerlal, journalist at Vogue Italy, a great friend and my favorite working partner. AD Russia is the first to publish this feature, my way to thank Eugenia Mikulina, the editor in chief, who is with all her team, such a lovely person to work with.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

On the same "lost" film, there were these two photos. A picture of my room at a friend's family house. Today, my own house is just a few miles away. The corridor in an old boarding school at Ustaritz, in the Basque country. I had no intention of becoming a photographer then. The apple doesn't fall very far from the tree.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Liz Taylor and Richard Burton's yacht Kalizma, a 165 foot Edwardian motoryacht. Burton bought her in 1967 and named her after the names of his three children Kate, Liza and Maria. One of the main reason is they could go to the Cannes film festival without having their dogs going on quaranteen. Farewell Liz.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

This month, the Poster is a photo of a very simple bowl in clay I made myself for morning tea or for soup, a direct influence of Junichiro Tanizaki (1886-1965) a prominent Japanese writer and essayist who amongst other things wrote the famous In praise of shadows. These days my heart is in Japan.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Silhouette, Charcoal print, 1/30 A new print for Mrs B.N., an impeccable eye and vast culture. It is an honor to enter her collection.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Inside Out Global art project. The principle : Upload a portrait, you receive a poster. Paste it somewhere for the world to see. Take a picture of your installation and send it back. Check this out Here

Monday, March 07, 2011

My neighbor and friend Carol Reid Gaillard is Irish married to a frenchman. She lives in the Bearn, grows a vegetable garden (2nd best in France !), cooks and looks like a Goddess and now has a blog. Paradise was a garden, remember ?