“I’ve spent a lot of time knocking around Pigalle. To me, it evokes sex, rock, street kids and voyeurism. I’ve spent a lot of nights in hotels, and they’ve always had horrible reproductions on the walls that I want to replace with my own photos.
Mine tell stories. My fifty-four pictures for the hotel will be things like backstage shots of drag shows at Chez Michou, and sassy women and lights. I regard Pigalle as the little sister of Las Vegas, Shanghai and Hong Kong. It’s a glittery, 24/7 place.”
Antoine Le Grand www.torpenn.com