I just came across some work from François-Marie Banier and man oh man he's an insane genius at his craft! Not only is he a skilled photographer but he's also a master painter too. But check it, he combines both mediums to create extroardinary pieces of pure greatness- painted photographs. Some of you might remember him from his electrifying work with the Diane Von Furstenberg S/S campaign back in 2009. And if you don't... I'm going to have to ask you to meet me outside to throw down. Haha, I kid I kid (not really!). Anways, I am thoroughly enticed by his opus of art and am definitely going to print some out and put them around my room. Simply rad.
“My photographs expose the soul of others, while the paintings expose my own.”
- François-Marie Banier
Vanity Fair Interview