Jean-François Jonvelle was born in the Provençal town of Cavaillon in 1943. After working as assistant to American photographer Richard Avedon, Jonvelle turned freelance. He always worked around women, admitting freely that his only subject was the women he loved. "When I photograph a woman," he used to say, "I want her to know that she is the most beautiful woman on earth, because a women who feels beautiful really is the most beautiful woman in the world." Collected here are 100 of Jonvelle’s best photographs of women, his ode to femininity.
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