Antoine Verglas was born in Paris. He moved to New York in 1990 where pluck and persistence paid off, with a documentary style photo series for French Elle which featured some of the top names in modeling.
Shooting Linda Evangelista, Claudia Shiffer, Stephanie Seymour, Estelle Lefébure Hallyday and Cindy Crawford at home in very personal portraits just as they were reaching celebrity status was his big break, and indicative of the style which has become the Verglas signature. This intimate style of capturing the person behind the camera has led to the rapid pace of work Verglas now has shooting for the world's top fashion magazines.
He shares his life today between his studio in Manhattan and St Barth where he comes to work regularly. His attachment to the island dates from the early 90's when he meets his wife Christiane, to whom he owes a first child Julien born on the island and a shop Clic Gallery, for a few years in Gustavia.
Since 2021, Antoine Verglas has also been president of the Artists of St Barth association. As such, he is actively involved in the design and organisation of the third St Barth Art Week, focused on Photography.
Emmanuel Leprince created the Artists of St Barth association in 2017. Since then, he has been helping sculptors, painters and photographers to sell their artworks to villa owners. He also designed and organized Art Parties and Art Weeks in partnership with the 5-star hotels in St Barth.
Before that, Emmanuel Leprince lived in Europe working in the field of the growth of innovative companies where he created several associations which are still active today.
Photo Credit Jean Martin