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Leslie Grossman October 30th 2019 : An Unforgettable encounter with Leslie Grossman By Alexandra Bonnet Dear Diary, You will never believe who I got to meet AND interview.... LESLIE GROSSMAN! I am still trying to process the whole thing. It was like talking to my best friend over drinks after work on a Thursday night. We talked about her career, her family, who she is as a person and what life is like through her eyes and in her thoughts. It would be a crime not to write this down. I have to mark this moment in time, so here it goes.

Photographer: ALEKSANDAR TOMOVIC @alekandsteph Creative Direction: ARIYA AKHAVAN @ariyastudios Styling: ERIC OWES @ericowes Styling Assistant: TANYA NAZARIAN Hair: CLAYTON HAWKINS @claytonhawkins Makeup: TOBY FLEISCHMAN @tobyfleischman Production: @BELLOmediagroup x @MaisonPriveePR_la Special thanx to Viewpoint PR

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Being an actress is a tough job but if anyone can wear that title correctly, it’s Leslie. I mean come on, have you seen her in front of the camera? Currently starring on the new season of ‘American Horror Story,’ Grossman is excited to be back on set of the infamous series: “every year the cast is so incredible and we always have such a great time together and I feel like that chemistry translates onto the screen,” she shared happily. She plays the character of ‘Margaret Booth’ who owns the camp and who reopens it after having survived a massacre--she wants to cleanse it...Spooky!! I don't know if I would go to such a camp but then again I guess that's what makes it all the more exciting. Something to think about. Obviously she could not give away any spoilers (Darn!) but it was clear that Grossman really enjoyed playing this role and is passionate about it. As she exclaimed excitedly, “she is totally bananas, very extreme and it’s really really fun to play people that are so different from yourself. She is very strange and it’s a lot of fun playing that strangeness; maybe the most fun I’ve had on a job.” This is like no other role she has ever played in the past but that is what makes it all the more exciting! It was so great hearing the excitement in her voice. So I then decided to do a 360 turn on the topics and asked her about what the cast and her do off-set: totally not what I expected. She tried to come up with a fun and crazy answer and she just shared how they usually have dinner, enjoy each others’ company and above all….SLEEP! Mhmm, still a little skeptical but I guess it would make sene? After all, they do work pretty crazy hours which makes it hard to find the time and energy for other things but they make it work. I definitely can relate to that: high heels and partying or sweats and Netflix? Ummm, the second option, DUH! Now this was really moving to hear about. Choosing to be an actress has not been an easy path and she opened up about it: “I have had to fight for my jobs. It has not been an easy road and I made the decision of not giving up. I would say that pursuing this career has been the ultimate test for me.” Her perseverance is eye-opening and inspiring as it reminds us that if we set our mind to something, we can make it happen. Thankfully she has been blessed to work with so many talented people, one of them being the creator of AHS, Ryan Murphy. I mean yeah he is the creator but above all one of her oldest and most dearest friends. Can you magine getting to go to work every day with one of your oldest friends? What an amazing chance! I had chills running down my body as she spoke of her relationship with Ryan and how they are like family. I feel like we can all relate to that in some way--most of my family is chosen family. As she explains laughingly, “I always say Ryan is my fairy godfather.” Murphy has provided Grossman with this incredible opportunity, prompting her to make him as proud as possible. He is a man who creates creative and unique roles for actresses who have been in the industry longer than most which is a rare thing. She spoke very highly of him as she emphasized on his creative genius and how working with him has been the highlight of her career. When I asked her about how her relationship with Murphy has evolved, I could picture her smile growing wide. He is someone who continuously surprises her and she has much admiration for him and his work. The only thing that has really changed is the new title he took on: father. As she shares, “What’s different is that Ryan is now a husband and a father and is incredible in being both of those things. It’s really fun to see people you have known for a long time take on new roles so beautifully.” Being a wife and mother herself, Grossman knows what it takes to balance those different roles. But what about something completely crazy? Like, what if in five years she had a completely different identity? Her answer had me going awwwww: she would want her identity to be her child’s “mother but then I would probably want to also be an international spy.” I mean, after all, mothers are spies in their own way so it would make sense. Oh boy did we share a good laugh on that idea. Wearing the “mom” cap is important to Grossman. Family is everything to her and as she described a perfect day it became more and more apparent. It would be a day filled with sleep, taking her daughter to horseback riding classes with her husband, family time, a fun dinner with her friends and back to sleep: “I am a dork who really likes family, very close to them.” Being surrounded by those she loves the most and who love her unconditionally is where she feels the most comfortable and at home: “I would say what makes me really happy are the meaningful relationships in my life; we have our best interests at heart. All material things are meaningless if you don’t have people in your life you love and are connected to.” Her heart is warm and filled with love for those close to her just as it beats for her career as an actress. Having played a variety of roles, it was interesting to get a better understanding on how she adapts to them and try to see what it is like being an actress. Let's be honest, acting is not an easy task. I mean I can act like a goofball but beyond that, ouf! Grossman gives most of the credit to the writing that is done from the script of ‘The Good Place’ to ‘The Goldenbergs’ and more. Truly a breath of fresh air how honest and humble she was. As she said: “I just show up and say the words that were written for me because it’s all there on the page. I am very lucky that I just don’t want to screw up the works they have done. I hope I can interpret the character they want.” If you haven’t had a chance to watch her on screen let me just tell you: she not only accomplishes her goal, she exceeds in it. During her hiatus from ‘American Horror Story,” she worked on a show ‘Goliath’ which is now available for streaming on Amazon. Just like all the sets she has had the pleasure of working on, the cast was absolutely amazing and the writing so good. The work of the writers is what allows Grossman to be at the top of her game but let’s give her the credit she won’t give herself: she is a talented actress and it shows. But what about off screen? I wanted to know what was something about her that represents the “real” Leslie and her answer hit home: “I would say overthinking everything. Taking something and turning it over in my mind until I drive myself crazy, that would be classic Leslie.”

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And in that moment, I could not contain my laughter as I understood her completely! We both agree that we are big over thinkers who will think something to death. To the point where we need someone to tell us to stop! It's like we overthink that we are overthinking which just leads to more overthinking. A curse, an endless cycle that is difficult to end. Besides her uncontrollable passion for overthinking, Grossman is also very vocal about what she believes is a crucial necessity for our world: informed voters. In our country today, she believes that democracy is being tested and it is important that people exercise their liberties and vote. With global warming being a real problem, for example, she looks years into the future at how there may not be one for our children and grandchildren: “People say the earth won’t continue but no the earth will still be here but people may not.” In order to make change, officials elected must be people who believe in science and want to make sure there will be a future. Grossman plead passionately: “What I would say to Americans is please, please, please be involved in the political process.” Well, there it is. Whenever you are feeling down make sure to pick this article up as a reminder of a very happy day. Leslie Grossman is passionate, caring, and talented which reflects on screen and in her everyday life. Vocal about her stand on politics and other matters, she brings a voice to those around and lights up every room she walks in. We are all excited to continue following her adventures on ‘American Horror Story’ and future projects, as she continues to shine. When in doubt, think like Leslie, Alex and you'll be okay.

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Frederic Monceau

Frederic Monceau is a Parisian artist. Before he entered the field of photography, he had long been drawn to the world of creative expression. At age 21, he published his first novel. It was only after gaining experience as a writer that he discovered a passion for photography. Following in the footsteps of brilliant photographers such as Newton, Avedon and Bourdin, he entered the selective world of international photographers, and he is now considered one of Paris’s most talented photographers. He has already worked with important publications, namely, Vogue Magazine, GQ Magazine, Lui Magazine, and many others. In November 2014, an exhibit of his photos was presented in Paris. This exhibition « Dancing smoking » was about movement and dance, with the participation of the choreograph Redha Benteifour. In May 2015, he showed another exhibition of his photos in the same gallery inspired by the famous Chelsea Hotel in New York. The same year, Frederic’s pictures were exposed in the Nikki Diana Marquardt Gallery (Paris) for the Summer Pup up yoga event. In 2018, he was recruited by the agency SIPA, through which he traveled to cover stories on famous individuals and their families across the globe. This coverage has been published in top-selling French magazines like Gala and Paris Match. A new exhibition of his pictures took place in a group exhibition about Fischer Spooner in Berlin. Then, Frederic Monceau started working with First Access Management. At Cannes Festival he met Nicole Scherzinger (ex Pussycat Dolls, X factor UK Judge) and Winnie Harlow (now Victoria Secret angel). He followed Nicole around te world in her different travels. Thanks to his new network, he met Naomi Campbell, Bella Hadid or Kim Kardashian… Just after making a campaign of watches with Kiera, Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter, he released the new perfume campaign for Nicole Scherzinger in London. In 2019, the exhibition « Nouvelle Vague » was on at the Nikon Plaza in Paris. He was an exhibition showing portrait of famous new generation (Gabriel-Kayne D-Lewis, Kiera and Kevin Chaplin, Annabelle Belmondo, …). Recently, Frederic started to work with Kailand Morris (Stevie Wonder’s son) and did new upcoming project with cosmetic brands (Mac cosmetic, Shiseido, Erborian, …).

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Last exhibitions 2019, Oppo Reno exhibition – Gallery Joseph, Paris 2019, Nouvelle Vague Exhibition – Nikon Plaza, Paris 2018, CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY 2013-2018 Fischer Spooner – Neuer Aachener Kunstverein Passstraße 29, 52070 Aachen, Germany 2015, Summer Pup Up Yoga Exhibition, Gallery Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris 2015, Chelsea Hotel Exhibition, Paris 2014, Dancing Smoking Exhibition, Paris Concept Frederic Monceau believes that photography exists for two reasons: to testify and to escape. He chooses with “Vision” to open a door to other possibilities. “Vision”, which is presented at the Ananta Kama Gallery in Bangok is the expression of a universe that mixes truth and fantasy. The exhibition plays with the real and the unreal. More than a concept, “Vision” is the result of a succession of encounters having as a common denominator the artist – Frederic Monceau. Frederic Monceau gives us with the photographic exhibition “Vision” a work on the body and the imagination. He does not look at the subject horizontally to get closer to a reality but he puts it in an unreal dimension. First, through a post-production process, he creates an image that moves away from the truth. Then, trying to produce a more aesthetic image as possible, he eliminates any sexual connotation that a naked body could put forward. His goal is not that we are getting attracted but intrigued. Concerning the creation process, Frederic Monceau gives his team direction and directs towards the universe to which they are heading together. But when photographing the subject, everyone leaves behind what they have imagined upstream to let live the moment. A deconstruction of the creative process is then launched to give birth to the images presented during the exhibition “Vision”. This is a concept that Henri Cartier-Bresson has verbalized during his life: “The composition must be one of our constant preoccupations, but at the moment of photographing it can only be intuitive, because we are taken with fugitive moments where the relations are moving. “. “The members of my team are the little hands that bring my ideas to life, but most of all they are my friends. They are Odile Jimenez, Delphine Nicole, Selina Beutler, Virginie Pineda and Simon Chossier. “. – Frederic Monceau To create the images of “Vision”, Frédéric Monceau was inspired, in particular, by the work of Steven Klein and Allen Jones. It is from these references that he creates the image in which Giordano Straniero serves as table for Miss Allanah Starr in order to recall the work of the British painter and his series “Chair, Table and Coat Holder” in which women are assimilated to objects. It was interesting to reverse the roles of a naked man as the object of the image. Frédéric Monceau was also influenced by the work of Guy Bourdin, Ellen Von Unwerth, Steven Miesel and more recently Nico Busto.

Team Models: Benjamin Leutwyler, Miss Allanag Star, Giordano Straniero, Mate Kovacs, Zélie Allemoz, Dayana Leyva, Gina Harrison, Tristan Ridel, Adam Amouri Groomers: Odile Jimenez, Delphine Nicole, Selina Beutler, Virginie Pineda, Simon Chossier

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Roles

Creative Director Veronika Mihhailova @veronicamih Model Getriin Kivi @mjmodels @getriinkivi Stylist Alina Vassiljeva @alinavassiljeva Makeup Lana Novikova @lanovikov Dress: GANT

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Melodic Memories Textile Designer Melody Hesaraky @melodyhesaraky

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Photographer Vaidas Jokubauskas @vaidas_jokubauskas Models Vytenis Drungilas @vytenisdrungilas Laura Aleks @lauraaleks Eglė Jezepčikaitė @jezepchika Marius Survila @OneManagement @marius_survila Giedrė Šekštelytė @balticmodels Stylist Almina Venclovaite @venclovaitealmina Makeup Kristina Raulinaitytė @kristina_raulinaityte LEFT: BONBOZ t-shirt MAMXMARA sunglasses RIGHT: BONBOZ t-shirt GUCCI sunglasses

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Friday On A Tuesday Photographer Cassidy Walker @cassidywalkerphotography Model Friday @emg_models @balangnyal Stylist Emma Yates @byemmayates Stylist + Assistant Nyleese @ny.avenue Makeup Tri-Anh Nguyen @makeupwithanh

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Photography Mark Grguric @MarkGrgurich Model Joel Wolfe @cornjoelio Stylist Alexander Menjivar @knowmorez Makeup Chichi Saito @chichisaito Hair Izumi Sato @izuizuizu

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Fall Walker Photographer Ivan Brun @ivanbrun Photography Assistant Sergio Baquero Model Yovanna Ventura @elitemiami @yoventura Stylist Mimi Morest @mimi.morest Makeup + Hair Javier Martinez @blumindinc

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In The City

Photographer Julia Sariy @julia_sariy Stylist Lauren Abbondola @laurenabbondola Model Joy Hellinga @joyhellinga @wilhelminamodels Makeup Sofiia Strykova @sofiiastrykovaartist Hair Li Murillo @lilovesyou Jacket + Skirt by GUESS Shirt by MPJ_MY PAIR OF JEANS Earrings by LARUICCI Gloves by CAROLINA AMATO Belt by LARUICCI Fishnets by DKNY

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