Cécile Bortoletti was born and raised in Paris. She studied experimental cinema before meeting the emerging generation of the 90s, from which sprung BLESS et MARTIN MARGIELA, as well as the magazines PURPLE and SELF-SERVICE. She took part in Festival de Hyères in 1998, and later created the images for ISSEY MIYAKE’s campaign for men and women during many seasons. Her approach to photography is experimental and at the same time documentary, both being in harmony. An encounter between formalism and realism, fashion is perceived as a striking aesthetic experience that she deploys in her photographs of landscapes and portraits.
Having participated in group exhibitions or created solo shows (Univers Invisible 2009 – Unesco / 18 images par seconde – galerie Just Jaeckin 2010 / Sur-Nature – galerie Brachfeld 2012,), she is regularly commissioned by different cultural institutions (Villa Noailles, Galerie des Galeries) or international brands (DIOR, CHLOE, HERMES, H&M FASHION AWARD) for solo exhibitions, photographic projects and films, as well as by magazines for fashion photo series and portraits (Purple, Encens, Commons and Sense, Harpers Bazaar, Elle US, M Le Monde, Madame Figaro and Japanese newspaper NIKKEI).
Garance Vallée for Comptoir des Cotonniers