Since 1994, Nars’ photographic compositions have been celebrated for their vibrant interplay of color and form. While Nars finds inspiration everywhere, his abiding influence is old Hollywood glamour, with a specific fondness for the romantic South Seas.
After several trips to French Polynesia, Nars was so taken with the region that he purchased Motu Tané, an island off the coast of Bora Bora. For over ten years he has been capturing the landscape, the culture and the people of this region with assiduous attention to detail.
In a departure from his recognized subject matter, Faery Lands is the first published collection of his personal photographs.
Eschewing the digital format, Nars uses a large format film camera to capture the intrinsic beauty of the islands and its inhabitants, offering the reader a private tour of this tropical paradise. The rich sepia-toned portraits juxtaposed with radiant seascapes are nothing but bewitching. Faery Lands is a must-have for style, travel, and culture enthusiasts.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: François Nars moved to New York from Paris in 1984 and debuted his first line of lipsticks a decade later. Nars is founder and creative director of NARS Cosmetics. Giovanni Bianco is a creative director based in New York, who works with Madonna, Versace, Miu Miu, Ferragamo, Zegna and Missoni, amongst others.
ATTENTION L.A. Residents!!!!
Mr. Nars will be in attendance at the 8412 Melrose flagship boutique in the heart of Los Angeles this upcoming Tuesday evening (November 5, 2013) signing copies of his new book beginning at 6PM PT.
If you’re in the area, we encourage you to stop by and experience the newly-launched, limited-edition Holiday 2013 collection. Click here to RSVP for this exciting event: www.facebook.com/events/475807439199568/
FAERY LANDS, Tahiti By François Nars
Hardcover w/ slipcase / 11 ¾” x 14 ¾” / 288 pages / 250 color and b/w illustrations
US $100.00 / Can $100.00 / UK £62.50
Rizzoli New York www.rizzoliusa.com
Publication date: October 2013
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