André Carrara, one of the most respected French Fashion photographers of the second half of the 20th century, creates beautiful women portraits, making up a story he unfolds in each of his reportages, looking for a scenery, setting an atmosphere, choosing his heroine.
"André Carrara builds up his subjects like a movie lover. Cinematic references abound in his work. In the manner of Rosselini, Bergman or Bunuel, who magnified their muses in Stromboli, Personna, Belle de Jour..., and to whom he pays tribute in wonderful pictures directly inspired from the scenes of these movies, André Carrara gives beautiful women portraits, making up a story he unfolds in each of his reports, looking for a scenery, setting an atmosphere, choosing his woman, his heroine, imagining his mises-en-scene. The unity must be perfect, as it is essential to capture the passing atmosphere of a moment, the miracle of a unique light. " Isabelle-Cecile Le Mee, scientific director at the mission for photography, French Ministry of Culture