Paris – Picture of Emmanuel Macron wears white shirt and hairy chest after the Marseille rally? Which. Head of state with Zelensky’s beard and military jacket? Always she. Soazig de la Moissonière is the mirror of the French leader. The media regards the forty-year-old Britton as a kind of Pete Souza, the man whose footage has managed to create an impressive image of Barack Obama by following him during his two terms as President of the United States.
She came to his side when he was an almost unknown economy minister and has never left him since, having been the official photographer of the Elysee since 2017. She explained at the time: “Macron has never put limits on my work, I have been very free from the start to have access to Behind the scenes of the campaign. The work of Macron’s personal photographer, re-launched on her Instagram account, shared the account of a young and dynamic boss and an unusual couple with Brigitte, his ex-teacher who is twenty years older than him. Many political backstage photos depict the leader with his wife always at his side, which indicates a strong complicity.
Since the start of the war in Ukraine, his footage depicting the president of the republic restless during phone calls with Vladimir Putin and other European leaders, have also become the norm for Internet memes. And those who show Macron in a sweatshirt and jeans in his office and his beard untrimmed are also her husband, who was identified by French media as a move in light of the vote to appear confident but also tired of hard work.
For a month, he worked part-time on his contract at the Elysee, devoting himself to the election campaign. Last Saturday, he was accompanied by the presidential candidate in Marseille, in the fief of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, where Macron went to launch proposals on the environment to persuade left-wing voters to vote for him. In the behind-the-scenes account of the gathering, the head of state is depicted in an open white shirt over a hairy chest, slouched on a leather sofa. “It was very hot in Marseille, you see,” Macron joked a few days later, perhaps surprised by the reactions on social media. The president’s candidate admitted that the photos were approved but then added, “I might have gone a little too fast in this photo.”
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