The images on this site represent a fraction of the body of work encompassed by the Michel Comte archive, created by the artist from his beginnings up to 2007.
Comprising hundreds of thousands of negatives, the physical archive was curated by external specialists who selected images for a digital archive of around 7,000 scans. These advisors included Walter Keller, distinguished Swiss art publisher and co-founder of ‘Parkett’ and the Winterthur Foto museum, renowned art director Beda Acherman who worked for “Vogue” and “Donna” in Paris and Munich, as well as art auctioneer Simon de Pury.
In addition, some 12,000 editioned and signed works were printed by a leading specialist for fine art photography processing – using a Heidelberg-Trommel scanner, C-print for colour, and Ilford silver gelatin baryta paper for black and white prints. Approximately 300 framed images are stored at Embraport Zurich for a ready-to-ship response to full-scale exhibition requests.