My pictures are at the crossroads of my worlds, they are the materialization of my cultural and artistic visions, as well as the translation of my emotions, rebellion, fantasies, sensitivity and opinions. These illustrations play with scenography, light, color, a touch of humor, my taste for eroticism and, at times, a dab of mockery and provocation.
Paul Wagner graduated from the Arts Decoratifs school of Strasbourg in 1964 where he obtained the Paris’ Beaux-Arts school Superior National Diploma. He then entered Marie Claire magazine as a graphic artist and made his way into the press until he reached the position of Vogue France Artistic Director in 1984. Surrounded by the most talented fashion designers and photographers such as Guy Bourdin, Helmut Newton, Jeanloup Sieff, Georges Hurrel, Horst and Herb Ritts, Paul Wagner developed a taste for aestheticism and a passion for the visual world. Kindly advised by his masters, he found himself tempted by photography and specialized into decoration, still life, exoticism and eroticism.