April 2007: Yury Toroptsov

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They let me spend a night in a hotel of my choice in Paris. In return, I gave them a photo of my hotel bed, and a dream I dreamed in it.

It was a warm summer day. I met Catherine Deneuve. She was quietly sitting on grass enjoying the view of a river. Standing next to her was an open case filled with professional makeup products. It was a moment of peace between takes, I believe. She was all by herself when I came up to her.

“Excuse me, Madame, but I just wanted to say hello. I’m Yury, a photographer. We were in touch.”.

She turned her head my way, looked at me, smiled and said “Hello”. “I remember you”.

I told her I wanted to photograph her. She agreed.

And there, I woke up.

Residence Henri IV
April 2007