Jean-Pierre Maurin Fashion Photography
“Do you know who’s Linda Mason?“
That’s how the conversation between Jean-Pierre Maurin and me started. He’s a French photographer that I met on Facebook. Thirty years ago he realized a series of portraits illustrating the eighties by using a kind of film and such a taste which I would just define as “Patty Owens”.
“Linda make up artist… a very good friend of me. We work a lot together in the eighties!!“
JP. Maurin, as he loves to call himself, together with stylist Silko Silk, portrayed a lot of young fashion models such as the blonde Julie Silliman.
Malesoulmakeup: What can you say about Fashion Photography? What’s your opinion.
Jean-Pierre Maurin: Fashion Photography est un domaine de grande créativité ou le photographe n’est pas le seul? ne pas oublier le travail des coiffeurs, maquilleurs, stylistes, accessoiriste.
Malesoulmakeup: 1980. Tell us someting about your vision of that time.
Jean-Pierre Maurin: 1980 has been a great time for creators: there was a real interest for young talents…
Malesoulmakeup: Digital, anolog photography and you. From the 80’s up to 2013. What is your location?
Jean-Pierre Maurin: I like both but I don’t like photoshop.
Malesoulmakeup: How do you think that studying photography is relevant to become a photographer?
Jean-Pierre Maurin: No school at all I think some people have ear, other have eye. Sometimes school ask me teaching photography: I said no… I am an autodidact.
Malesoulmakeup: You are aware of The Patty Owens’ Project: it basically consists of talking about an imaginary kind of woman. Your women remind me of Patty Owens. What does Patty Owens mean to you?
Jean-Pierre Maurin: Patty Owens is a woman of our time, very pretty and sexy too. Difficult for me to tell with 3 words I love her.
English Text: Naike Valeriano