I met Laurence, the wife of Georges Pierre, thanks to the friendship of Raymond Cauchetier, famous photographer of the New Wave. After receiving, literally, his trust and the keys to his archives, I was able to immerse myself in this wonderful work and discover many nuggets unknown to the public. So to honor his memory and his work, it was necessary at all costs to mount this exhibition!
If Raymond Cauchetier was a still photographer for only a short period, barely ten years… Georges Pierre’s career was long and fruitful.
Like his friend, he began his career with the Nouvelle Vague: Godard, Resnais, Malle; “Alphaville, Le Feu Follet, Last Year at Marienbad, and above all Pierrot Le Fou, whose blue portrait of Belmondo and his kiss with Anna Karina are clichés etched in our collective memory. His career extended beyond the New Wave and he became the accomplice of many directors: Chabrol, Tavernier, de Broca, Rappeneau, Sautet, Zulawski and even Serge Gainsbourg!
His delicacy also made him extremely popular with actresses: Marlène Jobert, Nathalie Baye, Jane Birkin, Sophie Marceau, Nastassja Kinski, Catherine Deneuve and especially Romy Schneider with whom he collaborated on seven films, including César and Rosalie and That most Important: Love, once again images that have remained in our memories!
His benevolence and discretion made him a unique partner for these artists, so it was time to share the exciting work, not only of a still photographer, but of a real artist!
September 30 – December 8, 2021
La Galerie de l’Instant
46, rue de Poitou