Damien Dufresne

As Damien Dufresne says himself: “I let my hands do the talking”. His approach is totally new in that it’s at the crossroads of makeup, body art, artistic direction and photography. The resulting complexity, technicality and beauty are impressive. Damien Dufresne, a make-up artist by profession for over 30 years, has always worked on images and has taken photographs of his face and body paintings for several years now. These ones in particular were shown in the Skin catalogue published by Assouline in 2014, which gained him international recognition. Accustomed to working with the most prestigious names in beauty, such as Amore Pacific, Intercos, Gamma Croma and L’Oréal, it progressively became apparent to him that photography would be a means to take things up a notch, to surprise and experiment using the different supports offered by his models’ faces and bodies, without betraying their personality.

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