- Words / Photography © Arnaud De Grave / Magnesium
I was sent to Marseille, south of France, to follow the path of Fabio Montale and make a cover for a book. A starting publishing company called Labyrint wanted to have a “film noir” oriented cover for their very first publication, Jean-Claude Izzo’s Total Kheops – a dark and moody crime novel taking place there, in Marseille, now part of the legend of the city. I spent three days going to all the places described in the book, talking to old people who knew the – now deceased – author while putting my nose and my lenses into places better left alone during the day and night not really fit for tourism.
This gallery is better browsed while listening to John Coltrane’s most intense work or the (in)famous local Hip-hop band “I Am”, especially the album L’école du micro d’argent.
- Arnaud De Grave is a gonzo photographer / journalist currently living in Denmark. For information on licensing these and other images please contact Magnesium Photos