Philippe Robert Biography
Philippe Robert is a French photographer who graduated from the Institute des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques in France. Once graduated, he flies to Los Angeles where he studied cinematography at UCLA. Once his studies done, he spends his time working on several popular TV shows in Paris and Los Angeles where ,while working for“les Cahiers du Cinema,” he meets the likes of Tom Waits, Robert Mitchum, Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Nicholson ,André Kertesz. During this time, he starts his career as a photographer for SPIN magazine then confirms his talent with numerous magazines such as: L.A Weekly, Interview Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Time Magazine, Elle, Match, Art Magazine, Ritz, Sans-Nom, Glamour, Holland’s diep … His first Harper Bazaar’s cover was the last Guy Bourdin series’ issue. He is used to work with the most successful brands in the world and the biggest Top Models like Linda Evangelista, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, (French-First Lady) and recently Marine Watch for Chanel and Nora Arnezeder for Guerlain..He describes this period like the beginning of an Era, the Super Model Era, when they have branded themselves as household names and worldwide recognition is associated with their modeling careers. He also works on a successful photography’s project with the “Opera National de Paris” where he shoots the prima ballerina (“Les Etoiles de Paris”). It was the first time, the Opera allows a photographer to shoot their Stars in a studio. This series was published and exhibited everywhere, especially in Slyle magazine, France. He collaborates with Music Label like BMG, Warner ,EastWest and advertising companies like Publicis & nous , CLM ,BBDO and RSCG but also works for many movies production companies as a director. His work was internationally exposed through:-the Photo Fashion Festival at Le Louvre Museum in Paris with Virgin-Les Visionnaires,Picasso Museum exhibition-Cannes la croisette, Film Festival-NYPD-New-York “Portraiture” exhibition (Contour-Getty /Martin Parr).-Festival de la Photo de Mode, Hotel de Paris, Monte-Carlo-Art Photo Expo Gallery, Miami and New York from 2008 to 2010-He will be exposed in the upcoming exhibition of the 10th anniversary of Fashion Photo Festival at Cannes in June, July and August 2012.