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Grand écrivain de la lumière – an amazing photographer with a genius mind, and a brilliant peer

French photographer Antoine Le Grand – born 1956 – is widely known for his striking portraits of celebrities – filmmakers, actors, actresses, musicians and architects. He has photographed countless major stars of stage and screen, from Iggy Pop to David Lynch, from Charlotte Rampling to Al Pacino.

Le Grand started out working for dailies such as Libération and Le Monde, and went on to collaborate with magazines such as Elle, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, W, Liberation, Vogue Homme, GQ, Jalouse, AD and many others. In his portraits, the intrusion of elements like mirrors and smoke and the use of light and shadows dramatize the scene and create compositions that are classic and disconcerting at the same time.

This monograph presents a broad selection of more than 170 portraits, shot by Le Grand over a 20-year period.

Taken from the pages of leading fashion and lifestyle magazines such as Vogue, W, GQ, and Vanity Fair, Le Grand’s images provide an astonishing collection of portraits of the actors, musicians, and personalities who enliven our culture. Through his irony, witty storytelling, and concise visual aesthetic, Le Grand has created indelible imagery of celebrities such as Iggy Pop, Gilbert and George, Harrison Ford, Al Pacino, Tim Burton, Woody Allen, and Jean Nouvel.

The book includes over 250 portraits and an introduction by the French visionary Jean-Paul Goude. He is an amazing photographer with a genius mind, and a brilliant peer.

‘Portraits’ is the first monograph on the work of Antoine Le Grand and spans the 20-year career of this acclaimed celebrity photographer.

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