Vintage Files! The Beauty and The Beast by Michel Comte,1996

Vintage Files: The Beauty and The Beast, Jaime Rishar and Tatjana Dragovic for l’Uomo Vogue by Michel Comte, 1996


What || Beauty & The Beast 

For   ||  L’Uomo Vogue 

  Model(s)  || Tatjana Dragovic X Jaime Rishar

  Photographer || Legendary Swiss photographer, Michel Comte

When || 1996

Why We Love It || We love it when fashion and nature come together. There something very raw about this editorial. Comte captures the connection between woman and beast beautifully with his unique prospective and lighting. We wish we could hang out in the desert with beautiful animals. This had to be such a fun shoot.  

-Beauty & The Beast – 

Tatjana Dragovic by Michel Comte for L’Uomo Vogue 1996

“A healthy woman is much like a wolf: robust, chock-full, strong life force, life-giving, territorially aware, inventive, loyal, roving.”― Clarissa Pinkola Est├ęs

 -Watch The Magic-
Behind The Scenes of Michel Comte - Beauty and Beast

Comte on his beloved animals from his interview with MiLK:
"My favorite animal is the black panther. There’s nothing like the eyes of a black panther. I used to own one. In present time, we are taking most of the habitat away from our wildlife. I worked, oddly, during a period of time when there was a lot of animal slaughter. In the war in Angola, a lot of animals were destroyed. So I did a project called Beauty and the Beast, that focused on these animals, and the pictures became very famous. There is an incredible need to protect habitats, and it’s a huge responsibility. Anyone with a camera can demonstrate the destruction of wildlife. Anyone with a camera can see it; from bears forced to eat garbage, to polar bears floating on melting ice caps, to the incredible destruction of sharks after the film Jaws, that entertained us all so much."

"Since I was very young, I swam with sharks. I went to the Maldives, to an island called Shark Island, where you dive at night. We were absolutely surrounded by sharks. Later I did it in Mexico, I did it in the South Pacific, and I always swam outside of a cage. It was my first introduction to Milk, when I had the opportunity to again swim with great whites and continue that project for a few days."

Jaime Rishar – Beauty & the Beast L’Uomo Vogue 1996

Can't Get Enough! Neither can we <3
 Michel Comte Behind The Scenes video, watch the magic unfold... 

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