Helena Crossing by Michele Comte

Helena Christensen Crossing by Michel Comte features the supermodel crossing the street in a ball gown. Helena Christensen is captured as the epitome of  modern femme in this image.

Comte’s interest in the public persona of a celebrity is evident through the documentarian method of portrait photography. As intimate as it is sincere, Comte’s work reflects upon human dialogue through visual communication. Though black and white, Comte’s visual composition articulates emotive qualities inherent within his subject matter.

 

Presentation

Signed and Numbered edition of 3

Created

2013

Size

47×47

Signed

Yes

Medium

Oversized chromogenic print photograph

Helena Crossing by Michele Comte

Michel Comte eschews cheap tricks and thrills and goes straight for that one decisive moment when a woman’s expression and posture reveal her true inner self in his photographs.Michel Comte eschews cheap tricks and thrills and goes straight for that one decisive moment when a woman’s expression and posture reveal her true inner self in his photographs.Michel Comte’s Women series I and II reinvents fashion portraiture and redefines the subject matter.Michel Comte portrays his subjects with great emotion and intimacy, producing incomparable results in his high fashion photographs.

Helena Christensen Crossing by Michel Comte features the supermodel crossing the street in a ball gown. Helena Christensen is captured as the epitome of  modern femme in this image. Intimate and direct, the viewer is confronted by the assertive demeanor presented through the central composition and neutral background. The passive woman of traditional fashion portraiture is replaced by an iconic image of the modern woman.

The women series is so striking because it captures some of the most beautiful and graceful women in the world  as the fearless .About life Comte says “Don’t try to be influenced by other people. Use the history, and influence, and environment; and show no fear.”

About the Artist:

Michel Comte is one of the greatest living photo–chroniclers. Michel Comte’s photographic oeuvre brings the most dissimilar human environments into contact, endowing the extremes of our planet with a human dimension. Michel Comte is especially well known for his fashion photography and photographs of stars, such as Kate Moss, Sophia Loren and Mike Tyson. From the very beginning, one theme has surfaced repeatedly, namely women in Michel Comte’s photography.

Comte’s advertising clients include famous names such as Armani, Dolce & -Gabbana, Nike, Lancome, Revlon, Ferrari, Jaguar and Mercedes Benz.

In addition to portrait photography and fashion Comte has also increasingly moved towards photo-reportage and documentary. On photo assignments for the international Red Cross as well as his own Michel Comte Water Foundation he has travelled war zones and unstable areas in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Sudan and Cambodia.