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In the summer of 2010, Jonas Unger was commissioned by ZEITmagazin to photograph Gérard Depardieu at his château in the Loire Valley. I fell in love with these intimate, energetic photographs when I saw them, earlier this month. They’re an exciting way to see Depardieu—hair to the wind, flying on his scooter. Unger spoke to me about his experience photographing the French actor: http://nyr.kr/Yd27zN
For this week’s issue, Lauren Collins travels to France, where the actor Gérard Depardieu’s decision to become a Russian citizen and escape the Socialist party’s threatened tax increases is causing shock and turmoil: http://nyr.kr/12qc6pd