SergeAbout this photograph
" It was Serge's initiative that caused this photographer to be taken. Serge, who knew that we were working with Paris Match, demanded : " Hey, boys, what do I have to do to get into your mag ? " after listing some inanities, such as " marry this or that princess " we came to the bathtub. Serge added, " like that, they will stop saying that I am dirty ! " At that time, this reportage passed almost completely unperceived, I think that of all the photos that I have taken, it is undoubtedly this one that has been most talked about " XMRead more Read less
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Xavier Martin was born, lives, and works in Paris. When he was twelve, his father gavehim his first camera. It was then that he took his first pictures, photographing every-thing around him. Impassioned and determined to become a photographer, he beganhis trade with the Angeli agency at the end of the 70s, as a reporter and, in particular,as a photographer of celebrities and continued in this line of work at Sipa Press.Engaged by France Soir, Journal du Dimanche, and the Figaro, he is a photojour-nalist of current events, and also collaborates with lâ€™Agence Jet Set, agency of stars.He has also worked in publicity photography for divers agencies. His photographyreveals a climate bare and without artifice. For more than thirty years, he has beena photographer of international personalities and stars.www.xaviermartin.com