On the occasion of the release of her new and acclaimed album "Entre eux deux" and her European tour, Melody Gardot, an essential artist of the international music scene, does us the honour of presenting a photography exhibition.
Finally, meet Melody through the eyes of talented photographer Laurence Laborie, in two photographs to be discovered on yellowkorner.com or in your YellowKorner gallery.
BEHIND THE SCENES
The Making of a Shoot
FROM LA HUNE WITH LOVE
Exhibition Event at La Hune
It is talented photographer Laurence Laborie who was able to capture the timeless beauty and sensuality of the diva of contemporary jazz, through two photographs that will be signed and numbered, on awagami paper.
The exhibition From La Hune with Love launched on 24 May at our Parisian La Hune gallery and hosted Melody Gardot for the vernissage. Find the highlights of this opening on the official account @yellowkorner_official.
Renowned for her dark and sensitively nuanced vocal style, after a cycling accident, the perseverant Melody Gardot won acclaim for Worrisome Heart in 2007 and My One and Only Thrill in 2009. Her style and iconic black sunglasses also came from her accident.
Gardot was born in 1985 in New Jersey to a single mother who worked as a photographer. Her mother had trouble making ends meet and Gardot spent a large part of her youth in Philadelphia, with her Polish immigrant grandmother. She started taking piano lessons at the age of nine and, at sixteen, she was already taking to the stage at local night clubs, singing a mixture of jazz, pop, and rock covers.
At nineteen, while she was studying fashion at the Community College of Philadelphia, she was riding her bike when she was hit by an SUV that had made an illegal turn.
Her wounds made her sensitive to light and sound, so she turned to gentle music, particularly bossa nova, jazz, chanson française, and folk music.
Her style and iconic black sunglasses also came from her accident.
Melody Gardot, herself a photographer, will present over 150 framed and previously unseen snapshots at La Hune, from her personal collection.
"Entre Eux Deux"
In her new album Entre Eux Deux, the singer is accompanied by French-Brazilian pianist Philippe Powell. A wonderful ode to her love of her adopted city, Paris, and to French culture, here, she delivers her jazziest album yet and surely the most intimate of her career.
First extract now available: “This Foolish Heart Could Love You”.
Laurence Laborie, born in Normandy, has developed her passion for the magic of images since she was very young. When approached for a career in modelling, it all became very clear: photography was her true vocation. Behind the various emotions at the heart of her images, there is an unrivalled mastery of light.
Her client list notably features big names such as Vogue, L’Officiel, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Glint. A wonderful “exploration on the scale of a life”.
« I devote myself to photographic pleasures to satisfy my curiosity as to what gives beauty meaning: its emotional context. »
LIMITED-EDITION BOX SET
AVAILABLE AT LA HUNE
A box set limited to 250 copies numbered and signed by Mélody Gardot and Philippe Powell will also be exclusively on sale at La Hune. Pre-order your box set at La Hune, the only point of sale!
The Deluxe Box Set « Entre eux deux » consists of :
- 2 vinyl records
- 1 musical partition of the song "À la Tour Eiffel"
- A 116-page book containing the lyrics of the album, poems and Polaroids made by Melody Gardot
- 1 original Polaroid created by Melody Gardot
Price: 480€ incl. VAT