Thirty Years and Five Minutes.
Photographs by Michel Comte. Foreword by Jean-Jacques Naudet.
teNeues, New York, 2009. 304 pp., 280 color and duotone illustrations, 11¼x14½".
A trained art restorer and selftaught photographer, Michel Comte sprung to prominence in 1979 with his first advertising commission for Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion label Chloé. One of the top names in fashion and magazine photography, his work has appeared in Vanity Fair and Vogue. His subjects from the realms of art, music and entertainment include Sharon Stone, Jeremy Irons, Mike Tyson, and Carla Bruni. With a selection of Comte’s most iconic images, this massive volume spans his entire three-decade career. Chapters cover portraits, fashion spreads, nudes, candid paparazzi shots, as well as a series of photographs taken in Comte’s favorite hotel room in the Paris Ritz! This versatile maestro has also focused his talents on documentary projects in Tibet, Afghanistan, Haiti, Cuba, and Bosnia.
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