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    Jean-Marc Pau: Yan Nascimbene

Humble, friendly photography of French artists in their studios by Jean-Marc Pau

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Aside from proving to us, once more, that to be an artist living and working in France would be a dream come true, what this fantastic set of personable photographs also shows us is that portraits of well-known people do not have to be pretentious or necessarily high budget. The disarming thing about this series is how you can almost sense the kind of relationship self-professed-illustrator Jean-Marc has with his subjects, whether it be in their relaxed manner having a cigarette at a local cafe, or the way they are openly reclined in front of him in their sun-lit studios. What he is showing us is that if you want to make a photography series, just go and do it, and you can worry about the rest later. Inspirational!

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    Jean-Marc Pau: Jean Jullien

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    Jean-Marc Pau: Alex Varenne

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    Jean-Marc Pau: Yann Kebbi

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    Jean-Marc Pau: Jose Munoz

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    Jean-Marc Pau: Numa Sadoul

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    Jean-Marc Pau: Mylene Demongeot

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    Jean-Marc Pau: Marc Jailloux

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.