Michel Comte - Faces

Art Data, ISBN 9780948835322,
Hb, 272 pgs, 27 x 33cm
152 ills
Acqn. 7472
In Stock

One of the most sought after fashion and society photographers of his generation, Michel Comte is well-known for his spreads in Vanity Fair and Vogue, and for his advertising campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, and Versace. An eccentric endowed with great intuition and technological expertise, Comte has the singular ability to seduce his subjects into striking poses and attitudes they -- and we -- would never expect. Whether it's Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, or Kim Basinger in drag; Michael Tyson in tears; Daryl Hannah as the villain; or Mickey Rourke, literally "all wet, " a Comte portrait bears the unmistakable mark of its unpredictable photographer. A worldwide traveler, Comte is every bit as outrageous, glamorous and self-assured as his celebrity subjects. His understanding of and comfort in the chaotic obsessive world they inhabit affords him a kind of manipulative grace and the power not only to catch these extremely guarded people unaware, but to allow them to open up in front of his camera. In the last decade Michel Comte has compiled an incomparable collection of portraits from the entertainment world, which are presented for the first time in this sumptuous, colorful, spellbinding collection.