Nicolas Coulomb

Oh, those sultry gazes…


No matter the context in which photographer Nicolas Coulomb captures his boys and girls, and whatever they’re wearing—relaxed Paul Smith looks, shiny American Apparel swimwear or tie-dye Seventies knits—his models all look through the camera with stony, sexy eyes. Coulomb studied philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris, but then relocated to Switzerland to pursue a career in photography at ECAL, the school of art and design of Lausanne. In 2010, he started shooting for Novembre Magazine, a young journal that proved to be the perfect platform for experimentation, and he quickly became their editor-at-large, contributing features such as an editorial full of glittery and latex clothing by Meat (from Glamcult fav Alis Pelleschi). Coulomb often collaborates with make-up artist Isamaya Ffrench for unconventional beauty stories: smudged lipstick, high-gloss cheeks—and of course, the trademark Coulomb gaze. His commercial work includes lookbooks for the likes of Christian Lacroix, Lacoste Live, and Études Studio.

By Sarah Johanna Eskens

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