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François Rousseau put his career as a painter aside in 1994 to dedicate himself to photography: portraits, fashion shots, ads and artistic projects have paced the past 20 years, which have been shared between Paris, NYC and LA. He’s shot campaigns for prestigious brands (LACOSTE, L’OREAL, ADIDAS, CHANEL, CANAL PLUS, IKEA, DUCATI, WARNER BROS , SHOWTIME) and publications for a great number of magazines.
After receiving in 2001 the “VILLA MEDICIS HORS LES MURS” prize, his photographs were exposed during Bangkok’s first Month of Photography, at the CENTRAL ACADEMIE OF FINE ART in Beijing, at the ART PARIS festival in the Grand Palais, and at the ARMAURY SHOW in New York City. The “Maison Européenne de la Photographie” (MEP) in Paris consecrated his work in 2009 with an exposition of his important American project “Atelier”, created in between New York and Los Angeles.
He’s published many books in the past 10 years: “Naissance des Champions-JO Londres 2012”, “Les Princes de l’Atlantique”, “Amor Causa”, “Habibi NYC”, “Atelier”, “Ora,Voyage in Tahiti”. François Rousseau is also extremely popular in France for the four calendars “LES DIEUX DU STADE” he shot for the French Rugby Team – a series of calendars featuring attractive rugby players, in the nude.
In 2011, André and François met, and started collaborating right away on their different projects.
Their collaboration was fruitful, and quickly started to get attention.
From then on, work never stopped, as they created Fashion movies, Ad campaigns, Music Videos for brands and companies such as CHANEL ALLURE HOMME SPORT, l'OREAL, GARNIER, CANAL PLUS, WARNER...)
They now co-direct films and photo shoots, as a duo known as “André & François”.
CHANEL ALLURE HOMME SPORT COLOGNE commissioned 12 short movies called LA BEAUTÉ DU SPORT about french athletes training for Olympics RIO 2016
DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM 2017 CAMPAIGN / NYC
CANAL PLUS / LE BUREAU DES LEGENDES POSTERS
MARCH / APRIL Personnal exhibit Gallery PIERRE-ALAIN CHALLIER / Paris
OLYMPIC PROJECT : « LE TEMPS DES ATHLETES » (FILM + ART BOOK) commissioned by the french sport institut : INSEP
ADIDAS campaign with ZINEDINE ZIDANE
Coverage of the Film FESTIVAL DE CANNES for LES INROCKUPTIBLES
LACOSTE WORLDWIDE CAMPAIGN PERFUME « ESSENTIAL SPORT »
FEBRUARY/ APRIL 2009
« ATELIER » personal show at MAISON EUROPEENNE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE (European House of photography in Paris) + PIERRE-ALAIN CHALLIER GALLERY
MOVIE POSTER « THE INFORMANT » with Matt DAMON directed by Steven SODERBERG / WARNER BROS (sept 2009)
Publication of « ORA,voyage à Tahiti », Marval publisher exhibition in PIERRE-ALAIN CHALLIER GALLERY, PARIS
« OUT 100 » Rousseau shot 70 portraits : Jennifer Hudson, Marie Louise Parker, Bill T Jones, Beth Ditto, Tim Gunn…
Campaign for CEDAR LAKE CONTEMPORARY BALLET, NYC
US Campaign for SHOWTIME TV, « THE TUDORS » with Jonathann Rhys-Meyers as Henry VIII
« AMOR CAUSA » First exhibition in ART PARIS, GRAND PALAIS
Exhibition at ARTCURIAL in Paris and participation of the running exhibition « Face to Face » (AFAA)
Publication of « HABIBI, NYC »,(book+cd of the original soundtrack of the exhibition), martin du Louvre Editions
Exbibition « HABIBI, NYC » , ART PARIS far, Martin du Louvre Gallery
Worldwild campain for L’OREAL « MEN EXPERT »
First collaboration with the japanese artist SAKURA : « THE KABUTO PROJECT I », NYC
JUNE TO DECEMBER 2002
recipient of the « VILLA MEDICIS HORS LES MURS/AFAA » award. For the Médicis project, rousseau went to New York , and it was here where he started to work with large format photographs (using an 8x10 camera). « HABIB,NYC » is a mix of realistic portraiture and fictional composition, focusing on a 20-years old boxer living in brooklyn
APRIL 2002 DECEMBER 2001
Workshop in Beijing/china with 15 chineses studants, at the CENTRAL ACADEMY OF FINE ART (CAFA) . Exhibition at the Media loft center, Beijing.
Exhibition at the TADU GALLERY during the « Bangkok’s month of the photography ». collaboration with the « MAISON EUROPEENNE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE »
André Atangana directed his first film at age 20. After five years at the International Academy of Dance in Paris, he started developing his work as a filmmaker alongside his career as a dancer and choreographer. After gathering attention in the music industry for some of his work, WARNER, UBISOFT, L’OREAL entrusted him for directing videos.