Far from merely a photographer of interiors or home furnishings, Halard sees himself as a soul hunter, capturing places that are alive, infused with the spirits of their owners. Here, he casts his gaze on Greece, or more precisely his Greece: “We don’t include a shot of the Acropolis in this book, nor photos of several other iconic places. It’s not meant to be an exhaustive journey or a catalogue raisonné. Like all travel, it’s a personal, even an imagined, journey.” Classical sculptures, mineral structures and landscapes rising up from the earth fill the book’s pages, tinted in blue tones, relishing the shade of villas on the island of Symi, all as if under the watchful eye of Halard’s mentor, Cy Twombly.
ABOUT THE FASHION EYE SERIES
Each book in Louis Vuitton’s Fashion Eye series reveals a country, a region, a city or a destination through the gaze of a fashion photographer. Title after title, a broad compendium of perspectives emerges, one that shifts with the destinations, including urban panoramas and natural landscapes, scenes of local life and more contemplative work. Fashion Eye gives rise to an unprecedented dialogue between emerging talents, seasoned photographers and fashion photography legends.