Overview

“I always shoot, even with my eyes closed”

Filled with longing and sensuality, Marc Lagrange’s photographs celebrate fantasies and desire—placing beauty and dreams at the center of his world. Lagrange was born in Kinshasa, Congo, in 1957. His career path led him from engineering to photography, and his creativity from fashion to art. Privileging analog over digital, the Antwerp-based Belgian artist searches for intimacy and emotion as opposed to artificial effects. His giant Polaroids—which have been exhibited worldwide—are a powerful example of his craft as well as his attention to detail: he can display the texture of skin, highlight natural curves and make his models stand out.

 

Lagrange elaborates entire sets until he finds the exact mood he wishes to convey, with the end goal being to create the images he wants. From the color of the walls to the shape of a chair, every single detail counts, underlining Lagrange’s perfectionist streak and his willingness to unfold narratives. He keeps looking for singular subjects and unexpected stories, placing humanity at the core of his approach. Since his sudden death in a car accident in Tenerife in 2015, his legacy lives on through his timeless photographs of boundless sensuality and elegance and his artworks continue to be recognized and honored worldwide. .

Installation shots
Works
  • Marc Lagrange, Alto-Rlievo, 2015
    Marc Lagrange
    Alto-Rlievo, 2015
    Silver Gelatine Print
    Framed in Black Box and Museum Glass
    75 x 50 cm
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  • Marc Lagrange, The Kiss, 2015
    Marc Lagrange
    The Kiss, 2015
    Archival Pigment Print
    Framed in Black Inked Oak Frame and Museum Glass
    100 x 150 cm
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  • Marc Lagrange, Delvaux' Dream, 2014
    Marc Lagrange
    Delvaux' Dream, 2014
    Silver Gelatine Print
    Framed in Massive Wengé and Museum Glass
    100 x 125 cm
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  • Marc Lagrange, Delvaux' Retraits, 2014
    Marc Lagrange
    Delvaux' Retraits, 2014
    Silver Gelatine Print
    Framed in Massive Wengé and Museum Glass
    100 x 125 cm
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  • Marc Lagrange, The Straw that broke the Camel's Back, 2014
    Marc Lagrange
    The Straw that broke the Camel's Back, 2014
    Archival Pigment Print
    Framed in Massive Wengé
    100 x 150 cm
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  • Marc Lagrange, Corner Girl Chocolate, 2012
    Marc Lagrange
    Corner Girl Chocolate, 2012
    Archival Pigment Print
    Framed in White Floating Box and Museum Glass
    70 x 55 cm
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  • Marc Lagrange, Selene, 2012
    Marc Lagrange
    Selene, 2012
    Archival Pigment Print
    Framed in White Floating Box and Museum Glass
    125 x 100 cm
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  • Marc Lagrange, Capuacu, 2011
    Marc Lagrange
    Capuacu, 2011
    Archival Pigment Print
    Framed in White Floating Box and Museum Glass
    125 x 100 cm
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  • Marc Lagrange, Any Suggestion, 2010
    Marc Lagrange
    Any Suggestion, 2010
    Archival Pigment Print
    Frameless Diasec
    150 x 190 cm
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  • Marc Lagrange, The Opera, 2010
    Marc Lagrange
    The Opera, 2010
    Archival Pigment Print
    Framed in White Floating Box and Museum Glass
    70 x 55 cm
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  • Marc Lagrange, Camouflage, 2009
    Marc Lagrange
    Camouflage, 2009
    Archival Pigment Print
    Frameless Diasec
    200 x 150 cm
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  • Marc Lagrange, Lobster Dinner, 2006
    Marc Lagrange
    Lobster Dinner, 2006
    Archival Pigment Print
    Diasec
    70 x 55 cm
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  • Marc Lagrange, Silvermuseum, 2005
    Marc Lagrange
    Silvermuseum, 2005
    Archival Pigment Print
    Frameless Diasec
    150 x 180 cm
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  • Marc Lagrange, Torso II, 1994
    Marc Lagrange
    Torso II, 1994
    Framed in Black Ink Oak Wood and Museum Glass
    62 x 50 cm
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