Incredibly prolific, Giacobetti produced work for Lui under 14 different pseudonyms allowing him to experiment with his style, while also producing the imagery for the Pierelli calendars in the early 1970s. Throughout his career, a reverence for women and their bodies has drawn him to capturing some of the most iconic figures of our time – from his classic portraits of Jane Fonda, Carla Bruni, to his minimalist study of Grace Jones’ face.
Whether photographing a famous face or an unknown model – Giacobetti’s images manage to communicate mystery and desire in a way that never crosses the line into objectification. The space, the contours, the contrasts – each photograph resonates with warmth, intrigue and enigmatic beauty.
The work of Francis Giacobetti is celebrated in Giacobetti – a new book for Assouline written by Jerome Neutres – find out more on the Assouline website and explore more in the gallery below