For more than 35 years, photographer Michel Comte (born 1954) has been one of the most in-demand editorial and fashion photographers in the world. Since 2006, he has worked almost exclusively with Milk Studios on photography and film projects. With the advantage of a base of operations at the Milk Studios in New York City and Los Angeles, Comte has found the freedom to work outside of and transcend the limitations of the traditional “fashion photographer” role, working in fashion, portraiture, reportage and now motion pictures. “Whether Michel has a Hollywood celebrity or an orphan from the Third World in front of his lens,” said Tina Brown, former editor-in-chief of the New Yorker, “he takes both their pictures with the same sincerity and devotion.” Published on the occasion of the 20-year anniversary of Milk Studios, this deluxe clothbound volume was designed by creative director Mike Meiré, whose own 25-year career working at the nexus of culture and design is the stuff of legend. Featuring images from Comte’s legendary archive, including previously unpublished behind-the-scenes imagery and film stills, Michel Comte and Milk: A Collaboration 1996-2016 is a celebration of passion, storytelling and the creative process.