Michel Comte (b. 1954) is a highly polyvalent artist who has been working across a variety of genres and media throughout his life. Starting as a conservator specializing in the restoration of Andy Warhol and Yves Klein paintings, Comte soon became a world-renowned photographer, photographing for high-end fashion magazines and blue-chip brands since the 1970s. As a photographer, Comte pursued various projects of social urgency, such as the documentation of conflict in war-torn countries like Bosnia, Rwanda, and Iraq. In 2013, together with his wife Ayako Yoshida, he directed and co-produced the feature film The Girl from Nagasaki, a modern re-interpretation of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. In 2009 he officially withdrew from fashion photography and devoted himself to the creation of artworks.