Biography

Born in Brittany, France, Michel Nafziger got his start in photography as a photographer's assistant in Paris. He then spent two years in San Francisco, where he earned the Merit Award Scholarship of the Academy of Art College. He returned in the mid 80’s to Vogue Paris, assisting for Guy Bourdin among others. Meeting with Helmut Newton to become his assistant, Mr Newton kindly declined the proposition, saying that Michel was already a photographer.
Following his advice, Michel started out his professional career in advertising, before going on to work for magazines like ID, French Elle and Vogue USA, among others, for fashion and celebrities portraiture.
His portfolio includes worldwide advertising campaigns for Marithe and Francois Girbaud, Yves Saint Laurent, Guy Laroche and Hanro.
Michel also conduct a workshop once a year at the International Center of Photography. “About Fashion Photography” And had his first solo show at the Iliya Fridman gallery in Tribecca January 2013.
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Last Updated: 12/11/2012
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Our Privacy Policy is part of and incorporated into these Terms of Use (the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use are together sometimes referred to as the “Terms”) and applies to your use of the Site. Please review the Privacy Policy carefully below.
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The Site and Content are provided “AS IS,” “WITH ALL FAULTS” and “AS AVAILABLE,” and the entire risk as to satisfactory quality, performance, accuracy and effort is with you to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. We (and our suppliers) make no representations, warranties, or conditions, express, implied or statutory, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. You may have additional consumer rights under your local laws that these Terms cannot change.
5. Disclaimer of Certain Damages
In no event will we or any supplier be liable for any consequential, special, incidental, indirect, or punitive damages, including damages for loss of profits or confidential or other information, business interruption, personal injury, property damage, loss of privacy, failure to meet any duty of good faith or reasonable care, negligence and for any other pecuniary or other loss whatsoever, arising out of, based on, resulting from or in any way related to these Terms, the Site, or Content, even if we or any supplier have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
6. Limitation of Liability and Exclusive Remedy
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Each of the limitations of liability in Sections 5 and 6 apply (a) even if any remedy fails of its essential purpose, and (b) without regard to whether damages arise from (i) breach of contract, (ii) breach of warranty, (iii) fault or tort, including negligence and misrepresentation, (iv) strict liability or (v) any other cause of action, to the extent the exclusions and limitations are not prohibited by applicable law. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions of damages may not apply to you.
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We reserve the right to terminate these Terms and your access to the Site or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and this sentence will survive termination.
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Michel Nafziger
990 6th Avenue, Suite 22S
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If a court of competent jurisdiction determines that any part of these Terms is invalid or unenforceable, then it will replace the invalid or unenforceable provision with a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms will continue in effect. The section titles in these Terms are used only for the parties’ convenience and have no legal or contractual significance. We may assign these Terms, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you. You may not assign these Terms or assign, transfer, or sublicense your rights, if any, in the Site, and any attempt to do so will be void ab initio. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These Terms (including the Privacy Policy) constitute the entire agreement, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications of any kind, between you and us with respect to the Site.
Privacy Policy:
Michel Nafziger Website Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”)
PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE
Last Updated: 12/11/2012
This Privacy Policy is part of and incorporated into the Terms of Use governing the Michel Nafziger website (http//:michelnafziger.com, the “Site”). Please review the Terms of Use prior to using the Site. Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Privacy Policy have the definitions provided in the Terms of Use.
This Privacy Policy applies to your use of the Site and information you submit to us via the Site. This Privacy Policy describes the information collected from you when visiting the Site and how it may be used, including any further disclosure of such information to third parties. We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this page/posting, with the new terms taking effect on the date of posting. You can determine if any changes were made to this Privacy Policy by noting the date that the Privacy Policy was last updated. By continuing to access the Site after we post any changes, you accept and agree to this Privacy Policy, as modified.
If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, do not access or use the Site.
What Information Do We Collect?
The Site may present you with the opportunity to provide personal information to us (such as your name, address, email, phone number, etc.). It is always your choice, or the choice of anyone acting for you, whether to provide personal information. Do not provide personal information about others without their permission. By submitting any personal information about others, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so.
We collect some information automatically from visitors to the Site, such as through the use of “cookies” and other tracking mechanisms. This information is collected regardless of whether you have registered with me in any way, and if you have not registered with me, the information I collect automatically may or may not be matched to you personally. Specifically, we may collect at least the following: The name and domain of the service provider through which you have obtained Internet access; the Internet address of the site from which you came to the Site; the date and time of your access; your computer’s IP address and information about its operating system, browser and host; and the pages you visit within the Site. We may use third-party service providers to collect information. We may use this information to help administer and troubleshoot our Site, to make it more useful and attractive to visitors, and for other purposes. Your IP address may also be used to gather broad demographic information and in some cases to identify your household or you.
Our Use of Information
I may use your personal information to provide you with newsletters, updates, or other communications, or to respond to inquiries or requests for service or assistance. I may use anonymous information gathered from the Site for the management and improvement of the Site and for other purposes. I may send communication to you via service providers that we hire to support our business. Messages that we send to you will generally contain instructions to enable you to opt-out of receiving some or all future communications from us.
In the event that I, or a significant portion of our assets, are acquired by another company, information about visitors to the Site, including any personal information that we have obtained, would likely be among the transferred assets.
We reserve the right to disclose all information collected via the Site, internally or to third parties, for any lawful purpose or to prevent harm to us or others. For example and without limitation, in our discretion we may disclose information to government regulators, law enforcement authorities or alleged victims of identity theft. We may dispose of information in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law.
Note About Children’s Privacy Issues
We do not intend to and do not want to collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. Any use of the Site by children under the age of 13 should be conducted under the supervision of that child’s parent or guardian. Information should not be submitted to the Site by or about anyone under the age of 13 without the consent of the child’s parent or guardian. We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
International Considerations
Personal information collected via the Site may be stored and processed in the United States and/or any other country in which Michel Nafziger or agents maintain facilities, and by using the Site, you consent to any such transfer of information into and out of your country, state, and/or territory.
Contacting Us
If you have any questions about our collection of personal information, this Privacy Policy, or related matters, you may contact me.