Guy Lucas de Peslouan. Although you may not immediately recognize the name, this extremely talented individual is single-handedly responsible for so many of the photos of some of the world’s most desired timepieces, including offerings from brands such as Richard Mille, Thomas Prescher, Audemars Piguet and Van Cleef & Arpels that you would almost certainly already be familiar with his work, even if you didn’t know it. Not only an internationally praised photographer, he has also co-authored 6 major books on the most prestigious brands of the watchmaking industry, illustrating again and again that he is one of the most talented photographers in his field in Europe.
It was truly a pleasure therefore, when we were granted the opportunity to meet and have a drink with him in a cosy lobby in Paris, a few meters down from the Place Vendôme. This was our chance, we hoped, to learn more about this rather remarkable individual. And we were not disappointed.
At the beginning of this year Guy successfully published his second book on Richard Mille, and so this seemed a good a place as any to start exploring his exceptional career.
“Richard wanted something unconventional, with very little text, and mainly focused on the technique and architecture of his watches. As soon as he saw the first shots, he gave me free reign to work.”