Michel Comte

Swiss, b. 1954

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Michel Comte

Swiss, b. 1954

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Self-taught photographer Michel Comte's images of models and celebrities possess a unique sense of climax, as though everything has built up precisely to the moment he has captured. Often featuring women's nude bodies, his photographs are highly dramatic, suggestive of a larger, often sordid, narrative. In one of his most famous photographs—an image of Giselle Bündchen from 1999—the model scowls as she inhales from a cigarette. Naked from the waist up, she covers her breasts with her arms; her eye makeup is smeared and dripping, while decadent diamond jewelry hangs from her neck and ears. Such expressive portraits are complemented by Comte's ethereal landscapes, in which clouds disintegrate into the air and light flares accentuate bits of bright blue sky.

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Hamburger Bahnhof
Biography

Self-taught photographer Michel Comte's images of models and celebrities possess a unique sense of climax, as though everything has built up precisely to the moment he has captured. Often featuring women's nude bodies, his photographs are highly dramatic, suggestive of a larger, often sordid, narrative. In one of his most famous photographs—an image of Giselle Bündchen from 1999—the model scowls as she inhales from a cigarette. Naked from the waist up, she covers her breasts with her arms; her eye makeup is smeared and dripping, while decadent diamond jewelry hangs from her neck and ears. Such expressive portraits are complemented by Comte's ethereal landscapes, in which clouds disintegrate into the air and light flares accentuate bits of bright blue sky.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Hamburger Bahnhof
Articles Featuring Michel Comte
From Gisele Bündchen to Isabella Rossellini, the Beautiful Women Who’ve Stood before Michel Comte’s Lens
Nov 7th, 2014
From Gisele Bündchen to Isabella Rossellini, the Beautiful Women Who’ve Stood before Michel Comte’s Lens
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