Xavier Martin was born, lives, and works in Paris. When he was twelve, his father gave him his first camera. It was then that he took his first pictures, photographing every-thing around him. Impassioned and determined to become a photographer, he began his trade with the Angeli agency at the end of the 70s, as a reporter and, in particular, as a photographer of celebrities and continued in this line of work at Sipa Press. Engaged by France Soir, Journal du Dimanche, and the Figaro, he is a photojournalist of current events, and also collaborates with l'Agence Jet Set, agency of stars.He has also worked in publicity photography for divers agencies. His photography reveals a climate bare and without artifice. For more than thirty years, he has been a photographer of international personalities and stars.