Serge Gainsbourg by Bruno de Monès

One of the portraits in the exhibition currently being held near the Théatre de l’Odéon (all the details are in our article here). Click through to read the story behind the photo…

Serge Gainsbourg (1928-1991), singer songwriter, at home. Paris, 1978.

Personally requested by the photographer. Great contact from the start. Called me to say that there had been a disaster at his house: flooding. Asked me to come and take his photo in that setting. The piano is under a sheet, perhaps a symbol of classical music of which he had a slight complex? You can see that has is wearing his trademark white Repetto shoes as usual.

The Bruno de Monès exhibition continues until 26th June 2010.

Read our full article here.