Koto Bolofo was born in South Africa in 1959 and raised in Great Britain. Bolofo has photographed and made short films for magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and GQ. He has created advertising campaigns for companies including Hermˆos, Louis Vuitton and Dom Pˆmrignon. Bolofo lives in the Vendˆme, France and his books with Steidl include Venus, I Spy with my Little Eye, Something beginning with S, Vroom!, La Maison and Grande Complications.
Koto Bolofo is the first photographer to have been granted unlimited access to the secret workshops of Hermˆos, the house famous for its leather goods, scarves and other beautiful objects. La Maison, itself an elaborate object comprising eleven volumes and the result of seven years' work, showcases Bolofo's painstaking documentation of the Hermˆos universe.