Hedi Slimane is known as the designer behind the desirable men's line for Dior Homme, inspired by indie-rock. His clientèle includes Pete Doherty, The White Stripes and many other rock stars. Stage is a documentation of their shows, but where most photographers would try to capture the energy between musician and audience, Slimane mainly focuses on graphic black and white images of objects. Stairs, panels, guitars, wires... The single time he tries to capture a human being, he fails. He designs his photos and does this in an emotionless and obsessive but visually attractive way, with a great sense for materials and textures. (CG)