Sieff Jeanloup
Paris, 1989 Charlotte Rampling

Jeanloup Sieff

About the artist

1933 — 2000

Jeanloup Sieff was a French portrait photographer known for his work in fashion, nudes and landscapes, shooting largely in black and white and often with a wide-angle lens. Over a period of 40 years spent created timeless and iconic images, Sieff worked between Paris and New York for Elle, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue. In the late fifties, Sieff became a member of Magnum Photos, and in 1959 won the Niépce Prize for his photojournalism in French Belgium.

The subjects of Sieff's portraits include many icons of France, like the revered actor Charlotte Rampling. A slew of awards would follow toward the end of the twentieth century, including Knight of the Legion of Honor from the French state. Sieff continued to work commercially while exhibiting in Europe and the Americas, with his final two publications being released at the turn of the millennium. He died in Paris in 2000. 

Technical information

Image 1: Paris, 1989 Charlotte Rampling. 1986
Size: 51 x 40 cm 
Print techique: gelatin silver