Born in 1932, Georges Kelaïditès started his career as photo assistant in the early 1950’s. He bought his first SLR camera in 1955 and the very same year sold his first photograph to the magazine “Paris-Match”. He spent his summers in Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera, looking for famous people without getting close to them, his motto being: “In order to photograph them, you have to stay away from their circle”. When staying in Paris, he photographed the stars of the 1960s and 1970s in a more formal way, at their place or on appointment: Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, Michel Polnareff, François-Marie Banier or Line Renaud, for the magazines “Elle”, “Stern”, “Oggi” or the newspaper “L’Aurore”. He stopped his career in 1976. His photographs are exclusively presented by the Roger-Viollet photo agency.