Georges’s talent was recognized early on by the talented Helene Lazareff, the creative director of French Elle. She encouraged his ideas to take these glorious models out into the streets of Paris away from the normal stilted shots which emanated from the rigid studio settings. With his charm and great sense of humor he elicited wonderful “performances” from them as if he were directing a movie. He had a great sense of style and design and really was the key photographer to emerge from that glorious era of French Elle. He made fashion fun and every great model at the time wanted to work with him.
After he retired from photography he left Paris to open a beautiful small hotel in the French countryside where he was equally successful, a nice coda to a busy and hectic career.
Georges Dambier (1925-2011)
Marie Hélène et Le Poisson Rouge, 1957/Printed Later
Signed & numbered in pencil with the photographer’s stamp on verso
Gelatin silver print
Paper Size: 16 x 12 inches; Image Size: 14 x 10 3/4 inches
Edition 2 of 25
Peter Fetterman Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Ste A1
Santa Monica, CA 90404