Bleu Mode - Julien Boudet with the Leica SL and CL

Born in Sète, France in 1985, Julien Boudet moved to New York in 2008 after graduating from business school. He went on to study at Parsons, the prestigious art and design school in Greenwich Village. It was here that his duel passions for photography and fashion merged into a clear calling. Starting out as a street style photographer, his camera handling skills and feel for timing and perspective gave his work a stand-out look. This aesthetic, along with innumerable sleepless nights, saw him ascend to the highly coveted world of editorial fashion photography. Shooting with the compact Leica CL and it’s older sibling the Leica SL, Boudet has worked for Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Thom Browne and Burberry. We spoke with him about his rise to prominence under the guise of Bleu Mode, his visual signature and love of not fitting in.