Denis Piel was born in 1944 in France and grew up in Australia. He is best known for his work as a fashion photographer at Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair in the 1980s. In 1987 he was awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence for his work in advertising photography.
After great success in photography, Denis began to explore the world of cinema and in 1985 founded Jupiter Films, a film production company that quickly achieved international success. In 1995 he made his first feature documentary Love Is Blind.
In 2012, Rizzoli published Moments, a book that brings together fashion photographs and portraits of Denis Piel. Down to Earth was published in 2016. His books Exposed, Filmscapes and Platescapes were published in June 2020.
Piel’s photos are part of the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Fine Art in Boston as well as in numerous private collections.
Denis Piel resides at the Château de Padiès in France.