For the past three decades French photographer Francois‑Marie Banier has turned his lens on Yves Saint Laurent, Johnny Depp, Samuel Beckett, Silvana Mangano and Vladimir Horowitz, among other icons. He is equally enthralled with capturing anonymous life on the street: “My thirst for faces, for bodies, for ways of sitting, standing and walking and for newly discovered gazes slakes all other thirsts. My thirst for music, for the sea, for mountain peaks, for the myriad pleasures and feelings that make life so varied, so similar, so captivatingly unpredictable.” I Missed You combines these twin subjects in a single chunky, beautifully designed and giftworthy monograph. Street portraits taken all across the world sit alongside casual, unposed images of the Queen of England, Cy Twombly, James Ellroy, Robert Frank, Johnny Depp, Andreas Gursky, Jeanne Moreau, Woody Allen, Robert Ryman, James Turrell, Wim Wenders, Michelangelo Antonioni and many others besides.
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