« Simplicity and elegance. I aim to make nail art chic. »
Charlène Coquard

What is your trade mark ?

Simplicity and elegance. I aim to make nail art chic. I therefore employ many graphic or geometric effects.

What amuses you?

To propose things a little more elaborate than those generally requested for shootings. I am delighted when I succeed in converting people. And I am very happy when the models want to keep their manicures on leaving the set—and have them photographed.

What inspires you?

I travel a lot; I am inspired by landscapes, by their colours. But I also study magazines and surf a lot on the social networks, where you can find highly developed, very interesting accounts.

What are you proudest of?

To have already worked with so many leading photographers, while making a living—at the tender age of 26.

Work which marked you particularly?

A shoot with Sarah Moon for Vogue Italy. It was one of my references in photography. I adored working with her. She always operates with the same team and I was made to feel a member at once. It was like a family. I felt adopted.

And now?

I work very often for Vogue Paris. And now here is my arrival at Open Talent, which enables me to propose, exchange and create ideas.

Charlène Coquard worked with:

Magazines :Dazed, Dior magazine, Elle France, Elle Us, l'Express style, Lui, Harper’s Bazaar Espagne, M le monde , Numéro, Vanity Fair, Vogue Australie, Vogue Espagne, Vogue Germany, Vogue Hommes, Vogue Italie, Vogue Paris, Vogue UK, Vogue Russe, Self service, W magazine.

Photographers :Joan Braun, Patrick Demarchelier, Ben Hassett, Peter Lindberg, Sofia & Mauro, Craig Mc Dean, Alasdair Mc Lellan, Sara Moon, Ezra Petronio, Katja Rahlwes, Ward Ivan Rafik, Terry Richardson, David Sims, Andrea Sportono, Giampaolo Sgura, Collier Shorr, Heidi Slimane, Mario Testino, Elle Von Unwerth, Inez & Vinoodh, Charlotte Walles, Harley Weir, Jan Welters, Txema Yeste.

Stylists :Emmanuelle Alt, Celia Azoulay, Ondine Azoulay , Darcy Backlar, Franck Benhamou, Camille Bidault, Elodie David-Touboul, Claire Delhens, Véronique Didry, Samuel François, Suzanne Koller, Mika Mizutami, Geraldine Saglio.

Designers :BASH, Chanel, Chloe, Anthony Vaccarrello, Jerome Dreyfuss, Etam, Ferragamo, Manoush, Isabelle Marrant, Marni, Missoni, Paul Joe.