One day back in 1989, I received my first feature commission abroad to photograph Gainsbourg in Paris, at his house, on rue de Verneuil in the 7th district. I was a freelance photographer in Great Britain. That is how Nigel Parry presents his never before seen pictures of Serge Gainsbourg. He continues: “I spent a few hours with him and twice during the shoot the doorbell rang. His fans would leave presents at his doorstep. He wouldn’t open them, he just left them on a table. He had already hundreds of them”.
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