vincent desailly

THE TRAPEdited by Hatje Cantz

About : "Trap" is a style of hip hop originating from the Southern United States, and in particular, attributed to the city of Atlanta, Georgia. The term, "trap house" also refers to the location drug deals are made. And of course, “trap” also means a "snare". These definitions and more collide when documentary photographer Vincent Desailly sets out to capture the world of trap in Atlanta. His photography is an intimate dive into the life and senses brought forth by the music. Desailly's haunting portraiture puts forward musicians, dealers and residents of the city in an enchantingly beautiful and elegant narrative navigating the world of trap. 

Vincent’s first monograph, edited by Hatje Cantz, was introduced at Paris Photo in November 2019 and was then released in photo-art bookstores around the world in December 2019.

128 pages, 51 pictures, 38€.

Press Review : It's Nice That . M le MondeVice . Hypebeast . Les InrockuptiblesCreative ReviewAnother Man


About : Series of portraits for different french magazines. 

Juliette Armanet, Leila Bekhti, Anna Mouglalis, Isabel Marant and Aurélie Dupont for L'Officiel. Charlotte Gainsbourg for Hypebeast. Xavier Beauvois for M le Monde. Colin Farell for L'Officiel, Elsa Holsk for Vanity Fair France. Jeremy Renner and Daniel Day Lewis for M le Monde. Camelia Jordana 's cover album, Jonathan Anderson and Simon Porte Jacquemus for AD Magazine


Regular contributor of Veja brand, Vincent realized the lookbooks of the last 5 seasons.

veja fw20 collection

veja fw 19 collection

veja ss 19 collection

veja ss 18 collection

veja fw 1718 collection

M LE MONDESpecial Design

M Le Monde, Special Design with Astier de Villatte Joseph Durand et Franklin Azzi.


Produced by Matter Paris

Featuring Antoine Griezmann, N'golo Kante, Kylian Mbappe, Hugo Lloris, Benjamin Mendy, Presnel Kimpembe.

Co-fondateur du magazine de culture et de société Snatch, Vincent s'y découvre un oeil documentaire et y développe une vision acérée de la société. Reconnaissable par sa lumière singulière et ses portraits argentiques, Vincent réalise des campagnes à l'esthétique ancrée dans le réel.

- Accessoire fétiche (dans ton travail ou dans la vie) ?
Une Sekonic L-308S autour du cou.

- De quelle couleur est ton aura ?

- Où vas-tu pour échapper au quotidien ?
Sur l’Instagram de Booba.

- Ta dernière bonne action (et quand) ?
Acheter un os à moelle pour Mopy, ma chienne.

- Un artiste qui a changé ta vie ?
William Klein.

Co-founder of the culture and society magazine Snatch, Vincent is passionate about photography, to which he now devotes all his time. Recognizable by his particular use of light and analogue portraits, Vincent creates beautifully naturalistic brand campaigns.

- Your favorite accessory (at work or in life)?
A Sekonic L-308S around my neck.

- What color is your aura?

- Where do you go in order to escape for a moment from your daily life?
Booba's Instagram.

- Your last good deed (and when)?
Buying bone marrow for my dog Mopy.

- An artist who changed your life?
William Klein.

vincent desailly