Andrew Birkin on Jane Birkin & Je T’Aime…Moi Non Plus.
Jane Birkin is one of the indelible faces and voices of the 60s and 70s, her gamine beauty and vibrant charisma bringing her roles in era defining films, such as Blowup, and relationships with some of the definitive creative voices of the age. These included marriages to Bond composer John Barry and film director Jacques Doillon, and in between a thirteen-year affair with the French singer Serge Gainsbourg, a romance best encapsulated by their infamous duet Je t’aime…moi non plus.
Birkin has always been incredibly close to her older brother, the photographer and filmmaker Andrew Birkin, and he spent a huge amount of time with her, Serge and their young family as they travelled to film sets, relaxed in Paris and on the Isle of Wight, capturing intimate moments with his camera. The results of these intimate and impromptu photoshoots have just been brought together in a gorgeous book titled Serge & Jane: A Family Album, published by Taschen.