« Beauty is in the eye of the beholder», a phrase that is particularly apt for the PHOTOGRAPHER who, in a fraction of a second, must be able to CAPTURE THE SOUL, the AUTHENTICITY and the UNIQUENESS of his or her subject.
Stéphanie Volpato has this gift and has made its development her life’s work. Her AUDIOVISUAL & PHOTOGRAPHY degree was the natural continuation of her creative journey, at the heart of which is her profound interest in others coupled with a permanent desire to capture a moment of PURE EMOTION.
Whether she is photographing PERSONALITIES and CELEBRITIES (Valérie Messika, Melanie Doutey, Amir el Kacem…), FASHION EDITORIAL (Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel, Glamour, Madame Figaro…) or creating imagery for the most prestigious of FASHION HOUSES, Stephanie’s work is a unique QUEST FOR BEAUTY.
Illustrator & Photographer
Camille Witt is a freelance ILLUSTRATOR and PHOTOGRAPHER based in Paris. After a year at the prestigious Ecole de Sèvres, she studied GRAPHIC DESIGN and worked for Inès de la Fressange Paris.
Having obtained her BACHELOR OF ARTS in 2016, she commenced her professional career focusing on illustration. Commissions include scenes of Parisian life in watercolour and HUMOROUS Chinese ink drawings of men and women.
Freelance art director Joy Semenou recently obtained a MASTERS IN IMAGE COMMUNICATION from the prestigious Ecole de Condé in Paris.
After spending time in a number of agencies in PARIS, MONTREAL AND NEW YORK working on projects in the luxury and fashion sectors, she decided to focus her talents on editorial design and brand identity.
She is passionate about PRINT and in particular working with clients on the choice of materials and textures that can best bring their projects to life.
Agathe Singer is an illustrator based in Paris. She uses watercolor and gouache to paint COLORFUL FLORA, FAUNA and PATTERNS full of nuances and details.
She works for perfumery, fashion and textile design. She’s part of ” WOMEN WHO DRAW “, an open directory of female professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists who take freelance work.
After studying at the Lycée Henri IV and obtaining a MASTER’S DEGREE IN LITERATURE from the Sorbonne, Hélène studied COMMUNICATION and spent 7 years as a copywriter in Parisian ADVERTISING AGENCIES. She worked alongside brands such as Mercedes, Passionata, Schweppes and Breast Cancer Awareness.
Her love of WORDS and FASHION then inspired her to become a fashion and jewellery EDITOR for magazines including l’Officiel de la Mode.
After several years of experience in the LUXURY INDUSTRY, Hélène realised that attitudes in fashion were changing. Her desire to offer a new service and experience for women led to the creation of C’EST MA ROBE, the first French rental site for high-end dresses. This entrepreneurial adventure allowed her to develop her knowledge of DIGITAL communications and lead to her collaboration with Maison St Honoré.
Art Director & Illustrator
After studying Fine Art and obtaining a degree from Paris’s prestigious ESAG-PENNINGHEN school, Géraldine commenced her career as an artistic director in 2008.
She creates 360° visual identities for brands in the BEAUTY and LIFESTYLE SECTORS. Her passion for print and mastery of the relevant MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES complete her “savoir-faire” in the branding field. She is also a much admired illustrator drawing feminine and HUMOROUS CREATIONS that delight clients and her Instagram followers alike.
Géraldine lives and works in Paris.
Manuel Obadia Wills
The cultures that photographer Manuel Obadia-Wills has experienced, the CITIES that he has visited and most importantly, the PEOLPE he has met, are his SUBJECTS OF PREDILECTION.
He regularly works for Leon & Harper and DIOR and is one of the founding members of the Maison St Honoré family.
Léon de Lille
After a six year stint as an Art Director for a number of high profile ADVERTISING AGENCIES, Matthieu Lemaire-Courapied began his career as a Photographer and Director in 2012. He regularly COLLABORATES on shirt films with Ellen von Unwerth and works with FASHION DESIGNERS, MAGAZINES and advertising agencies on photo & video projects. His client list includes Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Y Project, Vêtements, Rabih Kayrouz, Diane Pernet, Vogue, Glamour, G Star and Lancel.
Zoe Fidji is a photographer specialising in LIFESTYLE, PORTRAITS and LANDSCAPES. She’s based in paris and work with brands in order to improve their SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGERY. She’s PASSIONATE about travel and photography. Her nomadic background has shaped her photographic style and her CURIOSITY for ALL SHE SEES around her. Zoe is also the CO-FOUNDER of Roaming Lovers, a video and photography travel journal.
Londoner by BIRTH and Parisienne by ADOPTION, Kim creates STRATEGY, CONCEPTS and COPY for an array of INTERNATIONALS BRANDS, predominantly in the luxury, travel and lifestyle arenas. She has devised SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY for clients such as Eurostar, G.H. Mumm, W Hotels and Lancel, written articles for publishers such as BBC Travel, Lonely Planet and Condé Nast, crafted copy for brands such as Pernod Ricard, Activia and Tara Jarmon and is the Copy Editor for fashion magazines Self Service and Dapper Dan. She is also the FOUNDER and EDITOR of online city guide, “Unlock Paris”.
Kim holds an MA in Art History and French from the University of Edinburgh and also studied art history at the Ecole de Louvre. She began her career in finance, working in private equity and then investment banking at Goldman Sachs before deciding to follow her TRUE PASSION — becoming a writer — in 2008.
American at HEART, French on PAPER, Alex is a country boy who moved to the city to STUDY PHOTOGRAPHY. He began his career as a sports and news photographer before TURNING TO FASHION. Inspired by Newton, Avedon, Bourdin and his wife Olga, he is an AVID COLLECTOR OF ART and PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS, describes Pigalle as his spiritual home and appreciates fine wine whilst maintaining a healthy addiction to coca cola.
Hair & Make up artist
Camille started her career as a PROJECT DIRECTOR FOR EVENT. After several years, she decided it was time for a change and embarked on a MORE ARTISTIC CAREER path in order to follow her passion for MAKE-UP. She trained at the D-Mai Paris SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL MAKE-UP, allowing her to acquire SOLID BACKGROUND experience in fashion make-up and to further develop her ARTISTIC SENSE. Today, she is a make-up artist and works solely in FASHION and for events such as the Cannes Film Festival.
Louise WORKS with numerous WORLD-LEADING COSMETIQUES and FRAGRANCE BRANDS on their messaging, storytelling and content. She is an OXFORD-EDUCATED, British national based in London and Paris. She has previously worked in LONDON, PARIS and NEW YORK as a SENIOR MARKETING EXECUTIVE for a variety of international luxury brands.
Prior to that, and in no particular order, she was an INTERIOR DESIGNER in BEJING, a TEACHER in the KINGDOM OF TONGA and a TRAVEL WRITER in the BALTIC STATES.
Stylist & Writer
FASHION EDITOR and freelance STYLIST Deborah Sfez is passionate about the world of CHILDREN’S FASHION.
After obtaining a MASTERS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES & COMMUNICATION, she worked for 3 years for one of the most renowned fashion PR agencies in Paris, and it was during this period that her love of children’s fashion began to take root.
A TRUE PARISIAN, yet always keen for NEW EXPERIENCES, Deborah moved to SYDNEY in 2009 where she worked with Beck Marshall, the editor-in-chief of the magazine Papier Mache. On her return to the city of lights, she was named the deputy editor-in-chief of Curieuse magazine.
Writer & Brand Strategist
After graduating from OXFORD with a first-class degree in ENGLISH LITERATURE, Megan spent over a decade in TOP LONDON COMMUNICATION AGENCIES, working with clients such as Simple Cosmetics, Marks & Spencer, ASOS, MTV and the BBC. Industry awards include the PRESTIGIOUS IPA Effectiveness Grand Prix for the relaunch of Marks & Spencer as “Your M&S” and the Marketing Society Grand Prix for the launch of BBC iPlayer. She recently penned the STRATEGY for the international launch of an iconic fragrance for a MAJOR French fashion house.
In 2011, after gaining a publishing deal with Walker Books, Megan decided to embrace the DIGITAL AGE, and work virtually and nomadically, first from the Greek island of Hydra, and then from a FARMHOUSE IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES and a base in London.
A freelance STYLIST, Colomba has spent the last 8 years working BETWEEN LONDON AND LA. With an abundance of EXPERIENCE behind her as a stylist and wardrobe consultant, her childhood dream of working in the FASHION INDUSTRY has become a reality. An obsession with HANDBAGS and SHOES combined with an insatiable appetite for CLOTHES indicates that Colomba has truly found her VOCATION.
Hair & Make up artist
After studying the APPLIED ARTS followed by FASHION DESIGN at the Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris, Aurélie started her career as a STYLIST. A few years later, feeling that she needed to EXPRESS HERSELF DIFFERENTLY, she decided to study MAKE-UP and HAIR STYLING at the Makeup Design Art Institute in Paris (D-Mai).
She is now a PARIS-BASED makeup artist working for Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Dior, Hermès, L’Oréal and Vogue, amongst others.