By Baya Simons
In the 1971, fresh out of film school, the American photographer and writer Bob Colacello became the editor of Andy Warhol's Interview magazine. During his ensuing 12-year editorship and close friendship with Warhol, he carried a compact Minox camera (...) using it to capture the high octane parade of parties, events and escapades (and morning-after hotel breakfast). The photographs are now going on show at Thaddaeus Ropac's Paris gallery. (...)
The black and white photographs capture the unbridled hedonism and playfulness of the 1970s jet set crowd. (...) Colacello says, "lesser-known people kept blocking my view of better-knonw people, but I took the picture anyway, because I realised parties were like that, producing a layered look that I came to see as my style."