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Denis Piel, born in 1944 in France and raised in Australia, is best known for his groundbreaking editorial work during fashion’s halcyon days of the 1980’s Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair. He received the Leica Medal of Excellence for Commercial Photography in 1987. After much success with his photography, Denis began exploring the world of film and founded Jupiter Films in 1985, a film production company that soon gained international success. He directed his first feature-length documentary film, “Love Is Blind”, in 1995. Rizzoli published “Moments”, Denis Piel’s fashion and portrait photographs in 2012. His book, “Down to Earth”, was published in 2016. “Exposed”, Filmscapes and Platescapes books were published in June 2020. Denis Piel resides at the Chateau Padies in France.