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Jean-Baptiste Mondino is a passionate guitar fan and likens playing one to a religious experience.


Equal parts outrageous and innovative, Paris-based artist Jean-Baptiste Mondino began his career as a DJ in London in the 70s before devoting himself to photography and directing.

His love of music has always been a theme as evidenced by videos for the likes of Madonna and Bjork and a portfolio of stars including Tom Waits, Lenny Kravitz, Prince and Vanessa Paradis.

It is Mondino's fashion photography that has generated the most controversy, though, eschewing traditionally beautifying poses in favour of extreme images aided by digital manipulation. His surreal, colour-saturated images are instantly striking and have earn him a host of commercial work including campaigns for Calvin Klein, Jean Paul Gaultier, Giorgio Armani and more.