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10 February 2018

 Shoot vertical and go to Cannes! Nespresso Talents 2018 is a short film competition dedicated to videos filmed vertically, which favors the emergence of talented young filmmakers while breaking the conventions of cinema. Vincent has volunteered his time to be on the jury along with Myriam Sainz. Three winners will be chosen and invited to Cannes to present their short film as well as receive 6,000 each.

03 February 2018

In an interview last week with Swiss paper L'illustr, Vincent reminisced about his childhood. Here are some excerpts -

As a child: "I could be a clown, a little rowdy, but respectful of the teachers. I liked making my friends laugh. It masked my shyness."

His first photographic image: "The first I made was at age 9 - the portrait of Pierre Gisling. He was a painter and a magnificent pedagogue. He has passed on to many children his passion for art - painting, sculpture, photography - particularly through his shows for French-speaking Swiss television. He became my spiritual father, my friend and my brother at heart. He left us a year ago. He is a man for whom I have immense admiration. I miss him terribly. I consider him my second father."

Before photography and drama, there was painting: "I do not know why. I spent a lot of time painting. For a long time, I thought I was going to make it a career. There was no other possibility in my life, apart from football maybe. I played a lot. I met Pierre Gisling by winning a drawing contest. And that saved my life in the sense that the drawing opened an essential door in the making of the child that I was, both psychological and artistic. I painted two guys in a car. A very cinematic plan. One was driving, the other was talking, drinking and smoking. They did not look at the road. Danger! The police in Lausanne organized this contest as part of a prevention campaign (laughter)."

Early cinema experience: "There was the western. Then my dad passed on Chaplin's passion to me. I imitated Jerry Lewis. I watched Laurel and Hardy too. The cinema made a very strong impression on me. It was at the cinema that I became aware of the existence of another world. 'Here,' I said to myself, 'we can have many lives!'

31 January 2018

It was party time with the rich and famous this past weekend. Here's Vincent hanging out with Lambertz CEO Hermann Buehlbecker, who enjoys hosting an annual Schoko & Fashion party. The first set of photos are from the pre-dinner event held Sunday at the Hotel Marriott in Cologne, Germany. The second set is from Monday night's party held at Alten Wartesaal. Looking like quite the playboy, Vincent is joined in some of these photos by Andie McDowell, Nastassja Kinski, Casandra Cava, and Dita von Teese (who forgot to button up or zipper up). So funny... And where was Karine?


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On January 27 it was father & son time when Vincent and Pablo attended the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint Germain and Montpellier Herault SC at Parc des Princes in Paris. Acting like a typical teen, Pablo looks thoroughly bored.

10 January 2018

In America we have "O, the Oprah Magazine" and in Paris a new magazine has been launched by Vincent called "VINCENT". This is the translated description: "Perez, Paris and Photography have never been so well associated. VINCENT is a magazine on Paris whose photography is the thread. These are favorites but also rants. It is a mirror game during which a dialogue takes place between a city, authors and a personality. It's the Paris of a man who is both an actor and a director, who has a passion for photography. It is also a magazine on Paris told and illustrated by thirty photographers, including those from the Hans Lucas studio. VINCENT is a 108-page magazine distributed in a network of booksellers and in Relay press sales outlets. The cover portrait of the magazine was produced by Martin Colombet." Here's the January issue:

And speaking of Oprah, from Paris comes an open letter, published in Le Monde, from 100 French women, including Catherine Deneuve. The letter criticizes the #MeToo movement and warns about a new "puritanism" sparked by recent sexual harassment allegations. Interesting...

BTW, I too take pleasure in my photographs taken during my travels, forever anticipating a place of unique grandeur such as this country road in Wyoming. 

"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting."    ...Ralph Waldo Emerson


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