FRANÇOIS HALARD

PHOTOGRAPHER

FRANÇOIS HALARD

One of the most prolific and celebrated interior and architectural photographers of our time, François Halard is widely known for capturing the world’s most beautiful homes and the people who inhabit them. With an unparalleled sensibility that is at once old-world elegant and eclectic, his work is accessible, personal and instantly recognizable.

Having grown up the child of highly sophisticated antique dealers in Paris and living from an early age with objects of beauty, they form part of his DNA, and it was perhaps inevitable that he would go on to work in the field of art. A perfect amalgam of the modern and the classical, a powerful union of the then and the now, Halard is one of today’s most sought-after practitioners of his craft.

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‘This is the House That Jack Built.’ - Maja Hoffmann
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‘This is the House That Jack Built.’ - Maja Hoffmann
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‘This is the House That Jack Built.’ - Maja Hoffmann
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‘This is the House That Jack Built.’ - Maja Hoffmann

“His work has a painterly effect. It’s as if he captures the emotion, the vibrations, inherent in the space, but also, and one might argue equally, his own appreciation of it, his own feelings.”

-Michael Misczynski, Atelier AM
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‘This is the House That Jack Built.’ - Maja Hoffmann
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‘This is the House That Jack Built.’ - Maja Hoffmann
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T Magazine: 'Marcante Milan'
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T Magazine: 'Marcante Milan'
M le Monde: ‘Cité universelle’
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Architectural Digest: 'Artistic Excellence'
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Architectural Digest: 'Artistic Excellence'
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Architectural Digest: 'Artistic Excellence'
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Architectural Digest: 'Artistic Excellence'
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Arles Magazine: 'My House'
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Arles Magazine: 'My House'
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“I’m always in search of something more than just an apartment. Something really inspirational. Something that means something. I like to be the translator, to give people a chance to see these extraordinary places through photography.”

-François Halard
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Calvin Klein campaign
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Calvin Klein campaign
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Ralph Lauren campaign
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Ralph Lauren campaign

“The duality of his work is that it records beauty and makes beauty anew. For me, this makes his a unique and sentimental voice in the increasingly scientific realm of contemporary photography.”

- Oscar Humphries, Art Dealer and Journalist
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Balenciaga store, Paris
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Balenciaga store, Paris
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The Row store, London
Balenciaga store, Miami Design District
Chiltern Firehouse, London, UK
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Zara Home

Home Furnishings

 
In recent years, Halard’s romantic eye and dreamlike lens have been in demand to capture furnishings and décor for a variety of home and interiors clients. Ranging from the stylish, affordable linens, dinnerware, rugs, curtains and décor accessories of Zara Home’s seasonal catalogues to the exquisite hand-blown glass of Saint-Louis, the oldest crystal manufactory in France with roots dating back to 1586, Halard has made it his life’s work to take photographs as a way of telling stories.

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‘This is the House That Jack Built.’ - Maja Hoffmann
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‘This is the House That Jack Built.’ - Maja Hoffmann
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‘Saint-Louis’
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‘Saint-Louis’
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'About Time' curated by Beda Achermann at Design Miami/ Basel
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‘François Halard’ publication
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‘François Halard’ publication

“Halard’s work has as much in common with painting as it does with photography. His images are personal impressions of the places they record – never literal or clinical, they are always nuanced. The particular atmospheres of his photographs...have made him the most accomplished chronicler of interiors, architecture and gardens of our time.”

-Oscar Humphries, Art Dealer and Journalist
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Polaroids taken of Luis Barragán’s Residence
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Polaroids taken of Luis Barragán’s Residence
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'A Specific Eye' Demisch Danant, New York
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'A Specific Eye' Demisch Danant, New York

“When you surround yourself with beauty, it helps you go on. Beauty is medicine for the soul.”

-François Halard

Publications

 

With an unprecedented number of monographs to his name, Halard’s indispensable and collectible publications include ‘Francois Halard,’ ‘Francois Halard: Paul Leiter,’ ‘Francois Halard: A Photographic Life,’ ‘This is the House that Jack Built.,’ ‘La Maison de Verre: Pierre Chareau’s Modernist Masterwork,’ and many more.

His most recent publication, 2019’s ‘Francois Halard: A Visual Diary,’ presents Halard’s newest lush images of the stunning interiors of acclaimed designers, artists, and tastemakers. Also published in 2019 is ‘François Halard – Papa,’ in which the artist photographed his father, the admired decorator Yves Halard, in his house in Les Vignères in the South of France in the days before his passing in 2016. The photographs in ‘Papa’ witness an unusual approach for Halard as he explores a personal milieu, capturing last moments shared together.

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‘François Halard Polaroids’
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‘François Halard: A Visual Diary’
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'Casa Ghirri'
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‘Visite Privée'
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‘Saint-Louis’
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'François Halard'
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'La Maison de Verre'
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‘This is the House That Jack Built.’ - Maja Hoffmann
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‘Saul Leiter’
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'I close my eyes then I drift Away'
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'Atelier AM'

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