Masters & Muses

François Halard

@francoishalard
Words by François Halard
- Images by François Halard, Guido Taroni and Miguel Flores-Vianna
- Drawing by Patrick Kinmonth
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François Halard has been widely recognized as one of the greatest photographers of interiors in the world - his love of art, his eye for detail and his process have contributed to a body of work that elevates the photograph to a work of art.

Your signature style? Your signature style? 


Photographing studios and homes of artists that I love.

Your muse? 


Lee Miller.

What are you working on at the moment? 


Painting on my images.

Your most treasured possession? 


Cy Twombly's roman notes lithograph.

One room? 


Malaparte's living room in Capri.

One city? 


Arles.

One flower? 


Peonies.

One color? 


All colors.

One museum?


Palazzo Abatellis by Carlo Scarpa in Palermo.

Greatest escape? 


Greece, of course.

Greatest achievement? 


My house in Arles.

Greatest extravagance? 


My house in Arles.

Ideal interiors in 3 words? 


Cy Twombly's Rome apartment in via di Monserrato.

Distasteful interiors in 3 words?

Too many.

Cabana in 3 words? 


Paternal. Italy. Renzo Mongiardino.

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