Born in Belgium, 1975, Marc Lagrange was a portrait photographer, known for his evocative and sensual images of the human figure. His photographs are mostly black and white, inspired by vintage Hollywood images. They feature individual or groups of women in the nude, or with little clothing. His attention to detail is reflected in his work, as he captures the sharp textures of his model’s skin, the curves of their bodies, and the folds of the fabric. Even in his dream like settings, he focuses on details such as the shape of the seats, which hint at a perfectionist streak.
Lagrange’s photographs emanate beauty and desire. They are exciting and glamorous whilst simultaneously intimate and melancholy. His work reflects the trusting relationship he had with his models. Working with the same women over different periods of time, he built a connection with his models that separated him from many photographers. They felt comfortable enough to artistically experiment, and consequently look both daring and approachable.
Praised by many critics, Lagrange’s famously large Polaroids have been exhibited and collected worldwide. He has been featured in solo exhibitions all over the globe, and has had several books published under his name, including Pearls at TeNeues in 2013, and Senza Parole in 2016.