b. 1968, Paris, France
French photographer Christophe Rihet lives and works between Paris, New York and Mallorca.
After graduating from the Ecole Nationale Superieure “Louis Lumière” in Paris, Christophe assisted photographers such as Satoshi Saikusa, Stephane Sednaoui, Peter Lindbergh, Javier Vallhonrat and Jean Baptiste Mondino.
He published stories for opinion leading magazines like ID, Visionary, Vogue, GQ and Rolling Stone. He photographed campaigns for Air France, Yohji Yamamoto, Max Mara, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman and Marc O Polo and celebrities such as Bill Murray, Sophie Marceau, Louise Bourgoin, Roman Coppola, Waris Ahluwalia, Jason Schwartzman and Wes Anderson.
Christophe is most known for his outdoor work – urban scenes, roads and open fields are often backdrop, sometimes subject.
In 2017 he was invited to exhibit at the “Rencontres de la Photographie” in Arles, France. He presented “Road to Death” a series of landscapes that show the exact location at which celebrities have been killed on the road, by accident, assassination or suicide. All these scenes
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The Guardian wrote “James Dean, Grace Kelly, Marc Bolan, Albert Camus … Christophe Rihet photographs the roads where famous people died, shooting at dawn or dusk to bring a sense of calm.”