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Pascal Gambarte: From Munich to Paris

January 10, 2012

An exclusive insight of the young Munich photographer´s latest work in Paris

  • Text by Sylvia Weber

Coming from an artistic family background, up-and-coming Munich photography talent Pascal Gambarte revealed an early love for drawing and graffiti, but soon found out that photography was the medium he wanted to use to express himself. After his photography training he started to assist well known German fashion photographers and developed his very own, reduced yet capturing picture language.

At a young age, he is well known in Munich´s fashion scene. Satellite Voices shows an exclusive preview of one of his latest works in Paris.

Satellite Voices: How did you get into fashion photography?
Pascal Gambarte:
I have a weakness for expensive clothes.

SV: Why did you choose Paris for this shoot?
Pascal Gambarte:
There are so many great spots in Munich that I have already used for outdoor shoots. Yet Paris is still a totally unreal and romantic city for me, like from a movie. A place you can escape and forget your reality. I wanted to capture this feeling I have when I am there.

SV: How would you describe your style of photography?
Pascal Gambarte:
Classic and reduced, the focus is on female beauty.

SV: What inspired you for this editorial?
Pascal Gambarte:
I am generally inspired by old style classics of fashion photography and by feminity. My works are stagings in which people act and move in their clothes. Nevertheles,s fashion photography is always portrait photography for me. I has to keep something real, unperfect and tangible.

For this editorial it is still about classic style and classic photography but I wanted to play with masculine and feminine, with tough and ladylike. Beauty doesnt only mean a short skirt. The rest just happened: When we started shooting outside, our model Manon walked by some houses with rent signs, and it looked as if she was looking for a new appartment - a tough Parisian girl – in the suburbs of Ivry Sur Seine (which is a weird place).

Styling: Sylvia Weber
Model: Manon Pieto at Elite Paris
Hair: Kazuko Kitaoka
Make-up: Josephine Bouchereau

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