Stéphane Coutelle is a French photographer / director, known for his stunning portraits of women, who has succeeded in combining a fine art and a commercial career. Insomnies combines intimate pictures of women with mysterious night landscapes. Shoebox Studio is an artless series of portraits of young aspiring models taken in Paris between 2004 and 2008. Other photography projects include The Corner, Three Sisters, and his self-portrait photo book, Me Myself and I.
Stéphane Coutelle has been focusing on photography for the last fifteen years. Previously, as a painter, he exhibited his large, hypnotic portraits of women on solo shows held at the Paris Hôtel de Ville (1994), Coprim Foundation (Femme du Temps Jamais, 1995) and Galerie Art & Patrimoine (Face B, 1998).
Among his commercial clients: Kerastase, Lancôme, Pantene, Helena Rubinstein, L’Oréal professionnel, Clarins, Vichy, Dove, Sonia Rykiel Parfum.
2012 Shoebox Studio, photography book edited by Damiani, pictures taken from 2004 and 2008.
2008 Les Mains and Poeme, short films.
2003 La Baignoire, short film.
2002 Awarded Best Beauty Photographer at Victoires de la Beauté.
1998-2002 The Corner, photography project.
2001 Gratias #2, photography, group exhibition, Paris.
1998 Face B, solo exhibition, painting and photography, Galerie Arts et Patrimoine, Paris.
1996 Paysage de la Mémoire, painting, group exhibition, Fondation Coprim, Paris.
1995 Femmes du Temps Jamais, painting, group exhibition, Fondation Coprim, Paris.
1995 Me Myself and I, book of photographic self portraits published by Kehayoff Edition.
Exhibition in Vitré
Awarded Polaroid’s first prize at « 4th European Final Arts Awards ».
1989-1995 Three Sisters, photography project.
1994 Apparitions, solo exhibition of paintings, Hôtel de Ville de Paris. Catalog text by Bernard Lamarche-Vadel.
1993 First prize at « Montana Découverte 1993 ».
1992 Détails, scuptures and photographies.
1988 First prize at « Air France » photography contest.
1987 Nouvelles Figures, photography, group exhibition, Espace Paris Audiovisuel.