Marc Gourmelen

Marc Gourmelen is a creative director for fashion luxury brands.
He is a selftaught photographer who discovered what a frame could be through a must-have object of the 80’s, the Polaroid camera. He is not a snap shooter. “La photographie est une mise en place du hasard”. Black Eye is his first book and "Il rosa non è un colore" his first short movie. He never showed his photos before, only to a few friends.

Bio

Marc was born in 1964 in Brittany, France. After studying music and playing in a French cult band of the 80’s, he joined the fashion industry at the age of 23, when he founded the "It" brand of the 90’s: 31 Fevrier. From Paris he moved to NYC and back to Paris again. Now he lives in Milan.
Marc is also a photos and photo books collector. He remembers his father coming to visiting him in NYC and saying : “it’s not possible to live in a museum and you don’t even have a pot to make coffee”.

During the last 25 years, these brands trusted him for his talent :
Etro, Tiffany & Co, Lanvin, Emilio Pucci, Chloé, Karl Lagerfeld, YSL, Givenchy, Gianfranco Ferré, Jean Paul Gaultier, Nina Ricci, St Dupont, Joop!, Bric’s, Mugler, Ungaro, Paco Rabanne, Charles Jourdan.

Book

Black Eye Like a hunting dog,
I’m waiting for a precise
moment, the one that I
thought or studied before

A portrait of the author by his son
Born
1964
Hair
0
Favourite aperture
f32
Trips to Tokyo
15
Book
1
Photobooks collection
1500
Years in fashion
25
Years in music
6
Years in France
36
Years in Italy
8
Years in NYC
5
Favourite lens
90
Photography consists
in setting up
the random.

A portrait of
the author
Takay
Hailing from Japan, Takay earned a reputation as a much sought after artist and photographer beginning in the mid nineties. Upon completing his degree in Japan, he relocated to London and began shooting his o
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