Jean-François Lepage

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Jean-François Lepage
Born (1960-02-22)February 22, 1960
Paris, France.
Nationality French
Known for Photography - Painting

Jean-François Lepage born in Paris (France) in 1960, is a French photographer. His work at the intersection of painting, cinema and contemporary photography, represents a very different way of seeing the world of fashion. His approach is similar to that of the Plastic arts and illustrates a significant change in fashion photography.[1]

Lepage began his photographic career in Paris in 1980 and made his first exhibition of portraits of the French actress isabelle Adjani in 1983. His early editorial work was featured in magazines such as Depeche Mode, 20 ans, Jill Magazine, Marie-Claire, Vogue UK... and Condé Nast Publications Publications in Italy. He photographed many top models including Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bündchen, Hannelore Knuts, Lara Stone, Rianne ten Haken and Kirsten Owen.[2]

Since 1980, Jean- François Lepage has undertaken campaigns for Dior, Comme des Garcons, Jil Sander, Lanvin, Masaki Matsushima, Nina Ricci and Shu Uemura, his work was published in many international magazines such as Another Magazine, All Magazine, Bmm, Common & Sense, Double, Exit (magazine), Grey, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Italian Amica, Mixte, Numero, Nylon, Purple (magazine), Self Service, 7000 magazine, Sleek, Stiletto, TAR magazine, Twill, Vogue and Wall Paper.

In 2009 to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the French fashion association ANDAM[3] gave Jean-François Lepage free rein to interpret the vision of the fashion awards prize winners, Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf, Jeremy Scott and Gareth Pugh..., publishing a photography essay of the model Hannelore Knuts in the book "Modernes": 20 years of contemporary fashion.,[4][5]



  • The Art of Fashion Photography - by Patrick Remy - Publisher: Prestel ISBN 978-3-7913-4840-7
  • Archeology of elegance: 1980–2000, 20 years of fashion photography – by Marion de Beaupré, Ulf Poschardt, Stéphane Baurnet – Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel ISBN 978-2-84110-170-2
  • Jean-François Lepage: Catalogue Exposition, Paris, October, 20 – November 15, 1998, Gallery 213 – by Marion de Beaupré, Christian Caujolle – Publisher: Galerie 213/Marion de Beaupré ISBN 978-2-912794-04-8
  • Modernes: 20 years of contemporary fashion, ANDAM 1989–2009 – by Florence Müller and Jean-François Lepage – Publisher: Naive Livres ISBN 978-2-35021-207-4


  1. ^ Biography - Official websitel
  2. ^ Archeology of elegance : 1980–2000, 20 years of fashion photography
  3. ^ ANDAM (French national association for the development of the fashion arts)
  4. ^ Jean-François Lepage: Modernes – 20 years of Contemporary Fashion
  5. ^ Paris, LA - Magazine
  6. ^ International Festival of Photography - Israel
  7. ^ 28th International Festival of Hyères - 2013
  8. ^ "Open-heart surgery" by Raphaëlle Stopin - 2013
  9. ^ Bacc - Bangkok Art Cultural Center / Exposition MoonLight Zoo
  10. ^ (German)Deichtorhallen - 20 years of Fashion Photography
  11. ^ Aperture magazine 142 - 1996

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