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éditions lamaindonne : Yves Trémorin : Monica


Lamaindonne editions present “Monica” by photographer Yves Trémorin.

Figure of French contemporary photography, first known in the 1980s for being part of the mythical and sulphurous trio Noir Limite (with Florence Chevallier and Jean-Claude Bélégou), Yves Trémorin has been building for several decades a rigorous work in its procedures as well as its processes.

In a practice at the origin as much on the fringes and at the heart of his work, he has not ceased, for more than 40 years, to photograph his partner Monique. Several series have thus emerged, often exhibited or reproduced in a piecemeal fashion: “Magnificent Lovers”, “Closed Room”, “Un dimanche” or even “Monica”. They are finally published in full in this book, accompanied by numerous unpublished photographs from the 1980s and 1990s, selected with Yves Trémorin in his archives, showing their work process as so many preparatory drafts  and sketches.

Through the intimate photographic practice of the artist, who constructs the portrait of “Monique to Monica”, companion, actress or myth, this book shows how a romantic and photographic relationship formed the beginnings of the major axes of his work.


This book, created from a proposal by Caroline Bénichou (VU ’gallery), includes an interview by Yves Trémorin with Michel Poivert.


Yves Trémorin: Monica

lamaindonne editions

20 x 24 cm

124 pages

80 two-color photographs

two different papers

canvas blanket with jacquette

35 euros


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