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Roger Turqueti : John Kacere encore!


It’s not just me who fondly remembers these Kacere paintings in Daniel Filipacchi’s office. I received this funny email from Roger Turqueti and his photo is great! – Jean-Jacques Naudet

In my first life as a photographer I worked for Playboy France by making portraits of celebrities in B&W for the section “to the end with …”. It was in the 70s during the heyday of Filipacchi editions which were at 63 Champs Elysées. It was there that I was able to meet Daniel Filipacchi and discover a hyperrealist painting by John Kacere hanging behind his desk. Great memory for me too! John Kacere’s rib at the time was already stratospheric and my means as a freelance beginner photographer did not allow me to be able to consider anything other than buying a poster. Since I couldn’t acquire one, I decided to make one myself… I asked a friend who had the curves of John Kacere models to pose for me. Desiring to find the precision of the details and this disturbing hyperrealism it is with a 10×12 cm camera that I made this “giant portrait of a female behind” … Since then it is hung in my studio, I watch it every day with the great pleasure, rethinking of the entire team of Annick Geille, the editor-in-chief of the magazine. And I keep saving, hoping to one day be able to put an original next to it…


Roger Turqueti




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