Avril, Mai, Juin
Paris: Editions de la Martinière, 1994. Small folio. (13 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches). First edition, 137pp. Black and white photographs.
Black publisher's boards, white lettering on spine, and dust jacket. Fine copy.
Collection of mostly nude, non-commercial, black-and-white photographs shot by the aclaimed French fashion photographer Jean-François Jonvelle.
Jean-François Jonvelle was a French photographer of fashion, glamor and portraiture. Born in 1943, he was assistant to Richard Avedon in the 1960s. During his career and in this book, he made many portraits of women, often his friends: natural young people, often naked, unconcerned. Unlike other fashion and glamor photographers, who offer a provocative woman, Jean-François Jonvelle's performance is much softer, more natural, more jovial but equally sensual.