‘MEMORIES FROM THE FUTURE’: INTERVIEW WITH PHOTOGRAPHER JEAN-FRANÇOIS LEPAGE
Since his first exhibition in 1983 dedicated to actress Isabelle Adjani, photographer Jean-François Lepage (born in 1960) has shot spreads for the most important fashion magazines, collaborated for renowned couture houses and portrayed various top models. Distancing himself from the homologated glamor of fashion, Lepage’s photographs speak of surreal landscapes and enigmatic, solitary and meditative characters. His language marked a great change in fashion photography. Closer to plastic arts, his rigorously analogic works blend drawing, painting and collage. Following his solo show “Memories from the Future” (2013), Lepage tell us about his creative process, his method and his imagery, while dispensing advice for those taking the first steps in this field, which is increasingly lacking in originality and courage.