Just Jaeckin died last week, he was known worldwide for directing the movie Emmanuelle among others, but he was first and foremost a photographer.
Back in March 2019 we published this feature on him.
Just Jaeckin was one of the fashion pioneers of the so-called Pop years.
He began photography in the 60s and collaborated with Elle, Vogue, Marie Claire, the Sunday Times, Harpers’s Bazar …
He specialized in the photography of icons such as Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, women who, he says, represent for him, the nurse, the lover, the wife, the caretaker.
Starting in the year 1972, his career took a new turn when Yves Rousset-Rouard proposed the staging of Emmanuelle. The film made more than 8 million entries in France. This is how his career as an erotic movie director began. He directed six feature films such as Histoire d’O in 1975 and Lady Chatterley’s lover in 1981.
He is also a sculptor and exhibited between 1966 and 1972 at the Stadler Gallery. He likes materials like neon tubes, wood, stainless steel, bronze, steel, that he likes cutting, sawing and profiling. He continues today working on his sculptures in his adopted country, Morocco.
His wife, Anne, has also embarked on sculpture. She specializes in mainly female nude and dancers.
Together, they have a daughter Julia. Like her father, she is a photographer.