29 September 2011
Thomas Lélu is so enamoured with being a Parisian that his last novel is even called Le Parisien. It seems that the writer, artist, photographer, art director, and now also filmmaker never gets bored of the city. Thomas started off as a graphic designer, and but soon published books, and exhibited art in places such as the Palais de Tokyo, Fondation Cartier, and Musée de l’Art Moderne. He was also the art director of Citizen K and French Playboy, for which he hired Karl Lagerfeld as a photographer and put Juliette Binoche on the cover. Despite such accomplishments, Thomas quick to attribute his success to ideas of others. His work is all about collaborations, and when asked about the most avant-garde person in Paris he chose Léo Hinstin without hesitation. They worked together on Thomas' first short film and have become very close friends. This year Léo was in charge of camera and lighting for the film Nana by Valerie Massadian, which won the "Best Debut" award in Locarno. The mood and camera work in the documentary on Yves Saint Laurent L’amour Fou also bears the signature of Léo.
Production: Katharina Kowalewski / Filming & Photos: Léo Histin / Editing: KO Fashion / Music: Bunnystripes