As opposed to a regular blogger slash photographer book, this French book “Les Paradis Secrets d’Yves Saint Laurent et de Pierre Bergé” by Ivan Terestchenko has something to say, something to show. I usually go for things that’ll enrich my spirit, in every direction. And a collection of photographs with images from the daily life of a legend like Yves Saint Laurent is a priceless view.
The book was printed on high quality paper using high quality material and the photographer, Ivan Terestchenko was given free hand and a day and a half per house. (the story continues with more images right after the jump; click here for the gallery!)
Seating in Yves Saint Laurent chair and photographing that exact view is an amazing chance to grasp the magic of such a great man. The book contains images that’ll not try to recreate the atmosphere in Yves Saint Laurent’s houses but most of all detail aspects of his living space existence. The photographer, however, regrets having created a sort of mix between YSL’s individuality and that of Pierre Bergé. That was deliberately separate in Yves Saint Laurent’s vision and reflection. (via) (the book is available and can be purchased here)