Tatler Takes Five

The French artist and pho­tog­ra­pher shares his pas­sion for avi­a­tion with Nose Art, an ex­hi­bi­tion at the MB&F MAD Gallery in Geneva this month. He re­veals five of his sources of in­spi­ra­tion and cre­ative aides

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French pho­tog­ra­pher Manolo Chré­tien re­veals his sources of in­spi­ra­tion

“i love mak­ing images that are so close to ab­strac­tion that the viewer is First left won­der­ing what is in the pic­ture”

1 VIN­TAGE Planes I am to­tally ob­sessed with riv­eted alu­minium plane de­tails like the fuse­lages and wings. My favourite piece from the ex­hi­bi­tion is the Swiss Star, taken from a plane called the Lock­heed Con­stel­la­tion, shot in what I would con­sider per­fect con­di­tions, with its full alu­mini­um­riv­eted and hail-bat­tered body bear­ing red TWA lo­gos and re­flect­ing the sand and the sky. 2 A SKETCHBOOOK AND A SMALL CAM­ERA These are two ob­jects I al­ways have with me, the sketch­book to draw what­ever comes to mind, and the cam­era to cap­ture what my eyes see. 3 my Sim­ple orange caran d’ache Pen­cils They’re handy and easy to draw with. 4 my WIFE cé­line She’s my life, my art, my heart, my soul; she sup­ports me in ev­ery sense of the term. 5 the bone­yard In tuc­son, Ari­zona Like no other place in the world, it’s a gold mine for avi­a­tion buffs. Any plane you can think of is rep­re­sented there, even those you thought didn’t ex­ist any more.

Davis-mon­than Air Force Bone­yard in Tuc­son

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