Talent and Partner was founded in 2009 by Mariam Boulares and Ingrid Janowski. The agency, based both in Paris and New-York, represents fashion, still life, landscape, portrait and lifestyle photographers alongside directors, fashion stylists, set designers.
These artists have been published in various international publications such as Vogue Paris, Vogue Japan, Vogue China, Numéro, Numéro Tokyo, Numéro China, Harper’s Bazaar & its international editions, Fantastic Man, The Gentlewoman, Dazed & Confused, Purple Fashion Magazine, Le Monde d’Hermès, T Magazine, M Le Monde, ELLE, Uomo Vogue, Man of the world, Wallpaper, Port Magazine, Architecture Digest, Travel & Leisure, the NY Times Magazine, Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Bloomberg Pursuits, etc… Their clients include Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Cartier, Chopard, Van Cleef & Arpels, Jaeger Lecoultre, Rolex, Roger Vivier, Louboutin, Clinique, Lancôme, Vichy, Nars, Shiseido, Biotherm, Bergdorf Goodman, Hennessy, Paco Rabanne, Air France, Nike, among others. Some of these pictures and projects were exhibited and/or published in monographs, and awarded in various countries.
Samuel François was born in 1971 in Bordeaux.
After attending the Studio Berçot in Paris and several internships (Marine Sitbon, John Galliano), he started as Babeth Djian’s assistant (Mixte magazine, among others).
In 1995, he became fashion editor for Numéro, and began collaborations with photographers Mario Sorrenti, Solve Sundsbo, Jean-Batiste Mondino, Nathaniel Godldberg, Mert and Marcus, Peter Lindbergh, Miles Aldridge, Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello, Elina Kechicheva, Serge Leblon, Hans Furer, among others.
Aside from advertising campaigns (Sonia Rykiel, Hermès, Bulgari, Air France, Dior, Chanel) and consultings (Cacharel, Paul Smith) and freelance collaborations with foreign magazines (Elle US, Tar, Lula, Violet, Harper’s Bazaar), Samuel François is now fashion director at Numéro.
Two years ago, Samuel designed and created a jewerly collection inspired by baroque art.