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Gil Inoue: David Byrne

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Gil Inoue perfectly captures Talking Heads’ David Byrne in his natural (and very cool) habitat

Our home says a lot about us, perhaps sometimes too much. It takes a good photographer to realise that to get the most natural and revealing shot of someone, the best setting will be the place the subject returns to for comfort, food and a sense of wellbeing. Take the case of Brazilian fashion photographer Gil Inoue, who somehow found his way into the home of super-mega-famous David Byrne, and then later Marina Abramovic to shoot their portraits. Using a technique of first capturing the atmosphere of the house via the private rooms of the subject and then slowly introducing the person themselves brings a personal vulnerability to them that would otherwise not be present. On another note, how cool does David Byrne’s house look?

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Gil Inoue: David Byrne

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Gil Inoue: David Byrne