Studio Vauclair

La nouvelle vague (1956-1960)

Studio Vauclair

La nouvelle vague (1956-1960)
Jacques Vauclair debuted in photography as an operator in the prestigious studio Harcourt in 1946. Ten years later, he founded Studio Vauclair, close to the famous concert hall of the Olympia. It was in this studio, between 1956 and 1960, he became one of the most popular portrait of the capital.
During these 5 years it was mainly an opportunity to photograph the actors and actresses of the New Wave. Several of these stars have never posed in a professional studio. It was their first photographer. "Looking at the photos selected for this book, you can appreciate the rigor and quality of style Harcourt, which my father has always been imbued, but also identify its originality as an artist. Originalité A difficult to maintain in the mold Harcourt." explains Gilles Vauclair. It was found in its archives photographs of Michèle Morgan, Line Renaud, Jean Marais, Martine Carol … More importantly, the discovery in this treasure the first photos of young people promoted french film, those that would surnommer New Wave: Jean Claude Brialy, Anna Karina, Bernadette Lafont, Annie Girardot, Stéphane Audran, Marina Vlady, Laurent Terzieff, Marie Laforêt are just some of these stars.
Released
20/10/2008
Collection
Hors Collection
Format
225 x 290
Relié couverture cartonnée
140 duo tone photos
192 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-100-7
Jacques Vauclair est né à paris en 1926, il est décédé à Perpignan en 1999. En 1942, il fait ses débuts chez le célèbre Studio Harcourt où il photographie des stars. En 1956, il quitte Harcourt pour fonder le Studio VAUCLAIR. De 1956 à 1960, il sera l’un des photographes les plus recherchés. Plus tard, il délaissera la photo pour se consacrer à l’écriture et la chanson. Il composera ainsi plusieurs titres des répertoires d’Henri Salvador, Frank Alamo, Jacqueline François et Charles Trénet.
Gilles Vauclair "C’est en compagnie de mon père, que je fis la connaissance de  vedettes du cinéma et de la chanson comme Jean Marais, Charles Trénet,  Charles Aznavour.  J’eus aussi la chance d’assister au tournage du film de Robert Déry La belle Américaine car mon père était le photographe de plateau. C’est aussi lui qui me donna le goût de la photographie que je pratique en amateur chevronné."