Tahiti: Faery Lands

Exquisite photographs of French Polynesia landscapes and Tahitians, taken by one of the world’s most beloved make-up artists and photographers, François Nars. Since 1994, Nars’s photographic compositions have been celebrated for their vibrant interplay of color and form. In a departure from his traditional subject matter, Nars has spent the past ten years assiduously documenting his private island off the coast of Tahiti, Motu Tane. Together with legendary art director Giovanni Bianco, they have compiled an exquisite collection of images which reflect Nars’s keen observation of the island; combining his portraiture of native Tahitians, environmental landscapes and still lifes. Shot with a large-format camera, the images are striking in their beauty and profoundly nuanced. The incredibly rich sepia-toned portraits juxtaposed with radiant seascapes are nothing but bewitching. This volume is a must-have for style, travel, and culture enthusiasts.

About The Author

François Nars moved to New York from Paris in 1984 and debuted his first line of lipsticks a decade later. Nars is the current president and creative director of NARS Cosmetics.

  • Publish Date: October 15, 2013
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Photography - Individual Photographers - General
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 11-3/4 x 14-3/4
  • Pages: 288
  • US Price: $100.00
  • CDN Price: $100.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4155-4


“…a sepia-toned picture album that beautifully captures the mesmerizing islands.” ~Vogue

“The rich sepia-toned portraits juxtaposed with radiant seascapes are nothing but bewitching. Faery Lands is a must-have for style, travel, and culture enthusiasts.” ~BeautyStat

Dubbed Tahiti: Faery Lands, the book includes breathtaking portraits of some of the island’s native inhabitants, landscapes, and a wide array of natural wonders. In addition to inspiring anyone with an appreciation for beauty, travel and photography, it will also look pretty incredible on your coffee table.” ~Refinery29

“After looking through, I couldn’t decide which was more hauntingly beautiful—the beaches and landscapes or the people. The photos are so rich and poignant…”

“A must-have for travel, style and culture mavens, Faery Lands is an exquisite collection of intimate sepia portraits, tinted palms and dreamy seascapes, all taken over the past twelve years on Nars’ private island…” ~Resource Magazine

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