"In 2000 I came first at Vitre. Bescont Patrick Le editions would publish the final Watermarking book by Bernard Lamarche-Vadel, Demand letter (with photographs by Jean-Philippe Reverdot). I 25 years, I had just moved to Paris and Patrick had hired as an assistant some time ago. The latest book by Bernard Lamarche-Vadel was thus the first book in which I participated: I had the script in hand and worked on the layout of text.
I already knew the critic and soon feverishly read all his books. It was obvious to me than anything since Camera Lucida Roland Barthes had been writing about photography in France that has reached that level of tone, panache … But I did not know that beneath the mask grating was hiding a critic distinguished novelist and poet singular. "[…]
How Nicolas (excerpt)
Artothèque de Vitré
Hors Collection
170 x 235
Relié couverture cartonnée
39 color photos
48 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-196-0
Press review

Nicolas Comment

Auteur, Musicien, Photographe

Photographer and author-composer, graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Lyon (1997) and the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris (1999), Nicolas Comment publishes his first book of photographs in 2001, editions Filigranes: “The service” (text by André S. Labarthe), which will be followed by “Le point” in 2003 and “A ***” in 2004 (texts by Bernard Noël). In 2005, his meeting with Rodolphe Burger , then with Jacques Higelin and Yves Simon for whom he works on two albums (“Amor doloroso” and “Rumors”, 2006), brings him closer to the world of music, until the producer Jean-Louis Pierot (Les Valentins / Daho) offers to accompany him in the realization of a personal musical project including the CD-book “Is this the East? (Berliner romanze), published in 2008, is the first part. In collaboration with Patrick Le Bescont, Nicolas Comment has also created the magazine “Saison” at Editions Filigranes and publishes with Anne-Lise Broyer a book on the city of Prague: “Fading” (2006). In 2010, it records a first album produced by Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague), which will be hailed by the press: “We were God” (Kwaidan / Discograph). In 2012, following the publication of the book “The visit”, he adapted to music, with Xavier Waechter , the latest collection of poems by the writer Bernard Lamarche-Vadel: “Retrouvailles”, which is released on the jazz label Bonsaï Music. The same year, he exhibited at the VU ‘gallery (Paris) a new series of images, the result of a photographic residence made in Mexico and published the book “Mexico City Waltz”, at Filigranes. In 2014, parallel to the publication of the book “T (angel) r” (accompanied by an afterword by Gérard Manset and a single containing two unreleased songs), he exhibited from December 2014 to January 2015 at the gallery 127 (Marrakech) a new series of photographs carried out in Morocco. Her second solo album, “Rose Planet”, (Kwaidan / Because) was released in CD version in 2015 and version 33 T in 2016 (Mediapop) while the collective exhibition “Being beauteous” (with A.-L. A. Da Cunha, Mr. Maurel de Maillé) continues his career in various French museums throughout 2015. In 2016, Nicolas Comment presents in Paris a large exhibition in duet with photographer Bernard Plossu, “Identification of a city “. Then he exhibited in Vichy, as part of the festival “Portrait (s)”, a new series of images devoted to his companion, Milo, which is the subject of the publication of the book “Milo (Songbook)” published by Chic Medias.In 2017, he won the “Residence for photography” prize from the Fondation des Treilles, which allows him to create a new photographic and musical work in the footsteps of the rimbaudian poet Germain Nouveau during the year 2018. His “Journal” Countdown (1991-1999) “, consisting of his first black and white photographs and archival texts, will be published in April 2019.
Danielle Robert-Guédon was born in 1954 in Nantes, where she lives today.
Novelist she has published: The Despair of the monkey, ed. Balland, 1997; The large slaughterhouse, ed. Balland, 1999, Deposition, ed. Watermarks / A Silk, 2000; I receive, ed. Balland, 2002; Weddings, ed. FRAC Bretagne, 2003, The Living, the dead and sailors, ed. Joca Seria, 2005; The Rongère, Argol, 2009.