French photographer Brigitte Lacombe lives in New York City.
Her loves are portraits and traveling.
“Lacombe anima/persona”, a 420 page retrospective book of her work from 1975-2008, will be published in May 2009, by STEIDL/dangin.
Brigitte left school to be an apprentice at the black and white lab of Elle in Paris. In 1975, at the Cannes Film Festival, she met Dustin Hoffman and Donald Sutherland. They invited her to the film sets of “Fellini’s Casanova” and “All the President’s Men”. In 1975 in Los Angeles, she met Steven Spielberg, who invited her to work on the set of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”. David Mamet, in 1983, took her to The Goodman Theater in Chicago for the original production of “Glengarry Glen Ross”. Gregory Mosher was the director. When in 1985 Mosher came to New York City as the artistic director of Lincoln Center Theater, he asked her to be its first and only staff photographer. She worked with him and Lincoln Center Theater for seven years.
Brigitte frequently visits film sets as a special photographer, documenting movies from “behind-the-scenes”, making portraits of actors in character, and shooting film posters.
She works on the films of Martin Scorsese, Mike Nichols, Sam Mendes, David Mamet, Spike Jonze, Stephen Daldry, and Brigitte documented on most all of the projects of Anthony Minghella.
Brigitte recently worked Nine, Shutter Island, Sherlock Holmes, Inglorious Basterds, The Reader, Doubt, Revolutionary Road, Taking Woodstock, Mamma Mia!, The Devil Wears Prada, Charlie Wilson’s War, Funny Games, The Good Shepherd, The Departed.
Brigitte is also a travel photographer. Under contract for more than 20 years with Conde Nast Traveler, recent travels include stories on Damascus, Cairo, Senegal, Paris, Cuba, Mali, Sarajevo, Mozambique, India, Bangkok, and Copenhagen.
She contributes to Vanity Fair, GQ, Glamour, The New Yorker, Paris Vogue, The New York Times Magazine, Interview, New York Magazine, among many others.
Brigitte’s advertising clients include Lancome, Hermes, Movado, Rolex, Banana Republic, Nautica, Ponds, The Metropolitan Opera, HBO, Paramount, Disney, Miramax, The Weinstein Company
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