Pierre & Gilles: Photomatons
Annette Messager et Christian Boltanski © Pierre et Gilles
Marie France © Pierre et Gilles
Adam et Eve, Eva Ionesco et Christian Louboutin © Pierre et Gilles
En bougeant la tête, Kenzo © Pierre et Gilles
Bambou © Pierre et Gilles
Jean-François Bizot © Pierre et Gilles
Le brun et le blond, Pierre et Gilles © Pierre et Gilles
Edwige Belmore, Philippe Morillon, Michel Saloff, Alain Camara, Freddy Hauser, Gilles, Pierre, Michel Amet, Anne-Lise, Djemila Khelfa, Collette Drusi, Stéphane Drusi, leur petit chien Pupuce, Éliette Amar, David Pontremoli, Christophe Girard, Maripol, Alain Camara, élisabeth Hullin, Caroline Loeb, Dominique Gangloff, Dominique Fury, Jayne Fahey, Frederika Levy, Hélène Hazera, Adeline André et Roland Waden © Pierre et Gilles
Cover Pierre & Gilles, autobiographies en photomatons 1968*1988, Aux origines de Pierre & Gilles, BÃZÃR Editions
Pierre and Gilles met in 1976 and went on to form one of the most celebrated partnerships in contemporary photography. Their new book, Autobiographie en Photomatons, is a first-person story told by Gilles Blanchard through captioned images: a timid boy from Le Havre who moved to Paris, who made a group of friends and immediately fell in love with Pierre. We encounter everyone who mattered in Paris in the 1970s and 80s. The story ends with the disappearance of the old-style photo booths, Paris changed, and Pierre and Gilles first met with success. This picture autobiography is preceded by a long interview with Pierre and Gilles, and followed by a portrait gallery of the main characters from the film and life of this celebrated duo.
You can read the interview with Gilles Blanchard and Pierre Commoy, conducted by Paquita Paquin and Thomas Doustaly, on the French version of La Lettre.