Exquisite photographs of French Polynesia landscapes and Tahitians, taken by one of the world's most beloved make-up artists and photographers, Francois Nars. Since 1994, Nars's photographic compositions have been celebrated for their vibrant interplay of color and form. In a departure from his traditional subject matter, Nars has spent the past ten years assiduously documenting his private island off the coast of Tahiti, Motu Tane. Together with legendary art director Giovanni Bianco, they have compiled an exquisite collection of images which reflect Nars's keen observation of the island; combining his portraiture of native Tahitians, environmental landscapes and still lifes. Shot with a large-format camera, the images are striking in their beauty and profoundly nuanced. The incredibly rich sepia-toned portraits juxtaposed with radiant seascapes are nothing but bewitching. This volume is a must-have for style, travel, and culture enthusiasts.
Francois Nars moved to New York from Paris in 1984 and debuted his first line of lipsticks a decade later. Nars is the current president and creative director of NARS Cosmetics.