18 October 2011
André Saraiva and his alter ego Mr. A don't need an introduction. The man who started tagging Paris at a very young age managed the transition to established artist, club owner, and now art director of men's fashion magazine L’Officiel Hommes. This success is probably due to André’s warm personality and open and positive attitude to life. “There is nothing to be afraid of," he says. "Everything can be explored.“ If you are looking for a trendy hang out in Paris, you will probably end up in one of André’s clubs or restaurants, from the cozy Hotel Amour and La Fidelité, to Le Baron or Montana. We met André in his apartment during a photo shoot with his best friend Olivier Zahm. The photographer and face behind purple Magazine is for André a constant source of inspiration and the incarnation of avant-garde. Olivier started as an art curator and André admired his eclectic taste and vision. purple became Oliver's platform for photographers like Jürgen Teller, Terry Richardson, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Mario Sorrenti.
Production: Katharina Kowalewski / Filming: Julien Véron & Ludovic Zuili / Photos: Olivier Zahm / Editing: KO Fashion / Music: Bunnystripes