François Halard (b. 1961, French) photographed his father Yves in his house in Les Vignères in the South of France during the days preceding his passing in 2016. Capturing the last moments shared together, the photographs are witnesses of an unusual approach for Halard. Papa explores a personal environment within a career principally dedicated to interior and architectural photography. Yves Halard was an admired decorator and in the process, also became a collector, a gatherer of objects, from antique furniture to toys. He therefore created, with his wife Michelle, a one-of-a-kind spirit — their own. Contrary to François Halard’s habits, these photographs delve into the very intimate; quiet pictures of a withering body, a frail face, marked by years and wisdom, and captured with affection and decency.
The book contains a preface, in French, written by François Halard, with an English translation by Haydée Touitou.
First edition of 700 copies. Special edition of 50 copies, numbered, in paperboard slipcase, screen printed in green, with signed archival pigment print.
François Halard – Papa
First edition 45€
Special edition 400€
23 cm x 30 cm. 48 pages. 30 color plates.
Offset printed clothbound hardcover. Linen thread bound.
Authentic tip-in image on front cover with typography on spine and back cover in white foil.
Foiled endpapers in green.