“I think the very first photo I took was in 1967 at the Monaco Grand Prix. I was 13 and photographed race cars with my dad. That was the year that Lorenzo Bandini crashed and burned, and I took photos of it with my Kodak camera” says Yan Morvan when asked about how he initially became interested in photography. His book Gangs Story (banned by French court) was the result of 20 years of work in which he documented the Hell’s Angels, Skinheads, postitutes and even serial killer Guy Georges,who in turn kidnapped Morvan for three days. Over his lengthy career Morvan has evaded two death sentences and been in the most horrific war zones known to man. His work is raw, gritty and reveals a very different side of Paris.
Read this interview with Yan Morvan on Vice