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Born in 1959, Christophe Mourthé started as a theatre and music-hall photographer at the age of 19. He finds his inspiration in Zeffirelli, Peter Stein, Giorgio Strehler, Dario Fo, Peter Brook, Frederico Fellini whom he meets and photographs during trips to Europe.
Christophe Mourthé is a visionary, from the "Palace" generation, who quickly perceives that the trends in society were changing rapidly in the early 1980s. He quickly became a precursor of the "fetishist" school, which later became a style in its own right. His photographs are imbued with this period, with erotic imagery and with the new ways of living love that are emerging.
The fashion industry also calls on him, and he collaborates with the biggest magazines such as Vogue, Playboy and Lui, for which he photographs the most fashionable models, to the rhythm of his dreamlike images. Then came commissions for the world of advertising, and in particular a collaboration with Mylène Farmer, who would become his muse. Through his objective, he goes beyond the image and defines the identity of his models.
Christophe Mourthé does not consider women as objects. His photographs would not be possible if his models did not have fantasies and absolute confidence in him when they arrived on the set. A woman is not forced to take a pose or have a certain look if she does not want to. Christophe Mourthé loves the woman who voluntarily lends herself to the dreamlike vision he sends back to her.