There are many ways of capturing facial expressions in an image. It seems that photographer Thibault Grabherr has found an interesting twist for the “in the eyes” project.
Actresses are the masters of creating an emotion through facial expressions. Erase all the glamorous artefact: hair, heavy make up and focus on the eyes. Very light retouching and through their eyes you may find a window to their soul.
Eleven French actresses: Aure Atika, Mélanie Bernier, Caroline Ducey, Elodie Navarre, Sylvie Testud, Vimala Pons, Julie Depardieu, Catherine Frot, Julie Ferrier, Marilou Berry, Déborah François and Charlotte Rampling were thrilled to be part of this project. Each of them are expressing themselves in their own unique manner and has been masterfully captured through the eye of Thibault Grabherr.
The concept was birthed by two visual artists: Thibault Grabherr, Photographer and Christophe Durand, Make-up artist & Creative Director
- Thibault Grabherr assisted Dominique Issermann for three years. He began his career as a photographer in 2000 and started working on film sets where he befriended numerous actors and actresses whom he photographed for French magazines the likes of Madame Figaro, Elle, Paris Match, Studio and Première Magazines (Liv Tyler, Sophie Marceau, Shu Qi, Gael Garcia Bernal, Yvan Attal, Marc Ruffalo…)
- Christophe Durand is a multi-faceted artist. Widely renowned in the world of beauty and luxury as a make up artist for the brands of Zenith, Tag Heuer, Chopard and many others rely on his talent for their advertising campaigns. Creative Director of two cosmetic brands: Bourjois and UNE a brand new line recently launched under the Chanel-Bourjois umbrella. Celebrities Eva Herzigova, Tiger Woods, Lewis Hamilton, Maria Sharapova, Maggie Cheung, Gong Li and Emmanuelle Seigner have been privy to his expert makeup artistry. For twenty years, he has orchestrated fashion shows for Thierry Mugler, Kenzo and Paul Smith. A true leader in his field, Chrisophe created ICON magazine as a visual extension of his creativity. Behind this ICON of fashion also lies the heart of a man who has chosen to use his success to finance the construction of orphanages in Calcutta, India. Christophe Durand is truly an artist for all seasons and can quite comfortably reside in all of them.
For those who are interested in acquiring one of his portraits, they can be purchased in very limited edition. They exist in two formats: 120cm x150cm or 80cmx100cm. Contact here.
Christophe Durand at his best… (Sorry video available in French only…)