François-Marie Banier

I Missed You
by Francois-Marie Banier
Publisher's Description
For the past three decades French photographer François-Marie Banier has turned his lens on Yves Saint Laurent, Johnny Depp, Samuel Beckett, Silvana Mangano and Vladimir Horowitz, among other icons. He is equally enthralled with capturing anonymous life on the street: My thirst for faces, for bodies, for ways of sitting, standing and walking and for newly discovered gazes slakes all other thirsts. My thirst for music, for the sea, for mountain peaks, for the myriad pleasures and feelings that make life so varied, so similar, so captivatingly unpredictable.' Banier, who began his career as a respected playwright and novelist, fuses the visual and textual by writing and painting on top of his dynamic and playful black-and-white photographs. The result, showcased in this volume, is a uniquely diaristic, poetic and personal form of portraiture.
ISBN: 3865218237
Publisher: Steidl
Hardcover : 328 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 7.2 x 9.8 x 1.5 inches
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