Michel Comte: Thirty Years and Five Minutes, by Michel Comte

Michel Comte: Thirty Years and Five Minutes, by Michel Comte

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A trained art restorer and self-taught 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, Demi Moore, Mike Tyson, and Carla Bruni. With a selection of Comte’s most iconic images as well as some previously unpublished photographs, this massive volume spans his entire three-decade career.

Chapters cover portraits, fashion and advertising spreads, nudes, candid paparazzi shots, as well as a series of photographs taken in Comte’s favourite hotel room in the Paris Ritz.