Michou Simon

Born in 1931 - France


Michou Simon is a French photographer born in 1931.
Famous for having work as a photographer at the magazine Match when he was only 18.

Michou Simon found quickly his speciality, he photographs fashion and cinema celebrities. When he was starting his career, he used to visit Saint-Tropez, a city of celebrities, where he met several stars during their stay in the city and watched the filming of movies that were being shot there.

Further on the coast, in 1954 during the Festival of Cannes, Michou Simon had the great idea of photographing the facade of Hotel Carlton with a star in every window.Thanks to his friendship with the director of the hotel, the celebrities accepted to play the game and took a pause for the photographer to do his job.Today this picture is representative of the esprit of cinema during the 50s in France.

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