By Jean-Daniel Lorieux, Irène Frain
Publisher: Editions Du May
Publication date: 2001
Print length: 207 pages
From thirty years old, Jean-Daniel Lorieux was one of France's most famous photographers. After engineering studies, Jean-Daniel Lorieux enlisted for two years in Algeria as a war photographer. On his return in 1962, he entered the Harcourt studio, then to Vogue rapidly becoming one of the greatest fashion photographers. Women thus became his predilection, enabling him to achieve the formidable publicity campaigns during the 1970s and 1980s.
He also carried on a more personal activity as a portrait At the dawn of a new technological era, Jean-Daniel Lorieux came with the latest tools: pigments, oils, and brushes have from now on invaded his workshop. He "coats" his photos onto canvas more inspired by Andry Warhol and David Hockney, highlighting in oil, in violent colors what he has been unable to express with a film.
Since childhood, Irène Frain has had a passionate interest in three worlds: books, fashion and faraway voyages. A writer, well-known to the general public for novels like Le Nabab, Secret de Famille, Devi, L'homme Fatal, or historical works like L'Inimitable, a biography of Cleopatra, nothing concerning either women or love has remained foreign to her. This is why she has enjoyed unraveling the photographic world of Jean-Daniel Lorieux, his productions, his luxurious décors, and his exotic horizons, inevitably peopled with dream creatures.